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Garage Organizing - by Jeffrey Lambert

Garages tend to become dumps for just about everything. Because they are big open spaces, they're easy targets for that suitcase that won't fit in the closet, the roller blades your daughter doesn't want to throw away yet, the sewing machine you need to give back to your neighbor, and anything else that doesn't have a set place. 

1. Sort through all of the items you keep in the garage and place them into five piles. (Throw away, sell/donate, belongs to someone else, doesn’t belong in the garage, and keep.
2. Throw away anything broken and old trash. 
3. Move the borrowe... Continue Reading

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WHERE IN THE WORLD IS KEN! - by Marla Mink-Johnson

Well, Ken came home for a visit while the Saint Laurent was in being repaired after their little accident. He stopped in Chicago for a short visit and some tasty treats on his way home. While home he visited:

Lockhart's Barber Shop
Oakwood Tattoo where he got a shirt to wear while he travels the world
went to the movies with his bestie Patrick where shenaniKENs occurred
Dinner at Paco's Sol Bistro, of course, where he enjoyed not one filet but TWO and dessert
and enjoyed the Fourth of July with fireworks and a pool party with friends and family

After much airport and airplane time he is now back on the cruise ship visiting places like Seattle, Toronto, and Quebec City where he had steak and lobster. I see a food theme here.... He is very excited about visiting Cuba!

If anyone is interested in visiting Ken and joining in on some adKENtures visit the website and book a cruise. Surprise him! Continue Reading

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MORE ROOFING CHOICES! - by Marla Mink-Johnson

I think we will finish up with more traditional roofing choices and save my favorite, solar for next month! I'm learning a lot of very interesting things about solar options!

There are several different choices when it comes to a tile roof. 

Spanish/Clay tile and Concrete Tile

Tile roofs date back to Neolithic China (that's the latter part of the Stone Age!). They have been used in Europe and Asia for hundreds of years. They are extremely durable, you see many around here on turn of the century homes. Many will outlast the building they protect! The are not subject to rotting and not susceptible to insects or other pests. Warranties are ... Continue Reading

For Sale: 79 Allen Bend Drive, Decatur


Nestled on a .79 acre heavily wooded lot overlooking Lake Decatur, this dramatic contemporary 4 bedroom, 4 bath home features 3 levels of living and over 3200 sq. ft. for year around enjoyment. Large master bedroom on main level and sliders off master bath to deck. All bedrooms are much larger than measurements as they all feature offset areas not included in room measurements. Extensive decking across back of house and screened gazebo. Steps lead up to private fenced back yard and garden area. Roof was new in approximately 2008 and driveway is heated for winter weather. Assessed value $243,144

  • Price: $149,900
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Full Baths: 2
  • Partial Baths: 2
  • Square Footage: 3263
  • MLS #: 6136363
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Featured Event: Fall Festival at New Salem


OCTOBER 24 & 25

  • Date: 10/24/2015
  • Time: 9 AM to 4 PM
  • Location: New Salem - 15588 History Lane Petersburg, Illinois 62675
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