You can dispose of still-functioning appliances and fixtures by donating them to a favorite charity rather than sending them to a landfill. One of my favorite charities that I have used both for donating and purchasing is the ReStore Home Improvement Center - Habitat for Humanity. This store is located at 160 North fir Street in Medford across from the Mail Tribune. Or visit www.Freecycle.org to find out how you can donate them to individuals who can use them.
Appliances and fixtures that no longer work also can be recycled. Call your municipal solid waste agency, contact the Steel Recycling Institute at www.recycle-steel.org, or visit www.earth911.org for local options.
My husband Mark and I and our 19 month old grandson Rowan went to the Annual Bike Show yesterday that was held on Front Street in front of Habaneros and Porters restaurants in Medford. As x-Harley owners, it was exciting to see all the bikes lined up in their competing classes and especially the bikes designed by Mark Daley of Thunderstuck Custom Bikes who has put on this show for 12 years with all proceeds going to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Jackson and Josephine counties. Since my Mark wrote the article for Mark Daley in the Tempo, he had special privileges for getting Rowan the opportunity to sit on one of Mark’s creations - a replica of Captain America from the movie “Easy Rider”. (see pic below). Rowan, by the way, had so much fun just looking at the beautiful shiny bikes, the people and the live band. We broke for lunch at Habaneros and shared a wonderful fish enchilada and Rowan had a cheese quesadilla from the kids menu. This is my favorite Mexican restaurant in the Valley and I highly recommend it.
Here’s some tips from an article I read for those of you who are thinking about redecorating your home. Redecorating can have a snowball effect so be careful.
Next time your decorating decisions start to snowball, here’s how to get control:
Marni Jameson is a nationally syndicated columnist and author of “The House Always Wins“
Yesterday, my husband Mark and I decided to take a day off and head up to Applegate Lake with our new (used) little fishing boat. After a little mishap getting the boat into the water (which I’m not allowed to divulge) we motored out to an inlet where, years ago I used to camp at the Tipsu Tyee campground. It was windy and mid day by now but using worms (I hooked my own) and colorful power bait, we were able to catch 4 trout. It was very exciting!! We brought them home for a trout barbeque and it was wonderful.
It had been a while since I was up to Upper Applegate and the lake and I once again fell in love with the area. If you are looking for the true Oregon beauty of mountains and rivers and vast open acres, this is the place for you. I first lived here when I moved to Oregon over 30 years ago. We drove into Hart-tish Park where there is a “beach” for sunning and swimming and a day use and camping area and a great boat ramp. I also noticed that they rented out kayaks there as well. There was a cute little general store for buying snacks and bait. Boats are not allowed to go over 10 mph on the lake so motoring is pretty mellow. We’ll be back as it is only about 45 minutes from home.
Hi everyone…or anyone looking at my blog. This is my first time blogging and I hope that what I enter here will be educational, sometimes humorous, entertaining, or at the least, interesting. Since I am a Realtor, I will have much of my blog be about real estate, the market, the area that I sell and live in and any tips for buying and selling. There may be other news…I do have a great family and I may have to tell you about them from time to time. So, enjoy and check back with me often.