The Letter that started it all......

Tell me what you like about Pike County, Georgia! Let's tell everyone!

I live in the best part of the biggest state east of the Mississippi river in the most generous and best country in the world. I really like my home and my neighbors. This blog celebrates that fact!

Let's get the word out! Just click on where it says "# comments" (where # is the number of comments) and use the comment form to tell me what YOU like about Pike County! Put your name in the comment. Bookmark this page!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Glow in the Dark Trees? Anyone?


                       

                       

                           
                           

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    Are You Ready for Glow-in-the-Dark Trees?


                           
    They’re no longer science fiction. A team of California biologists has already created glowing plants, and now they’re working on glowing trees. Read

                           

                           
                           
                           
                           

                           
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    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    What's up with this?


    28 degrees and windy!?  Chill factor down to low 20's?  


    It is downright cold outside. I've been coughing for a week and the pollen season is on the way. Can we just skip Spring and head right in to Summer? 



    Short Drop In Prices

    US home prices dip in Jan. for 3rd straight month

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. home prices dipped in January for a third straight month, likely because of slower sales in recent months caused by cold weather, a limited supply of homes and higher mortgage rates.

    The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index, released Tuesday, declined 0.1 percent from December to January, the same drop as the previous two months. That figure is not adjusted for seasonal variations, so the dip partly reflects weaker winter sales.

    The index rose a healthy 13.2 percent in January compared with 12 months earlier. But that is down from a 13.4 percent increase in 2013 and is the second straight decrease.

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013

    Saturday, June 22, 2013

    Why Pike County?


    Some days, just around the corner, we see another reason why it is a perfect place to live.

    Friday, May 31, 2013

    Curb Appeal...It's what sells houses! Really!

    A few hours of exterior home and yard work can add thousands to your home’s value.

       
     
    How much value can neighborhood curb appeal add? Having nice landscaping adds $1,777 in home value when you’re selling your home, according to data collected in a HomeGain.com survey about how home improvements boost home value.
    Curb appeal works in the other direction, too. If a for-sale house down the block is sporting some bad curb appeal, it could sell for less than it might otherwise. And that comparable sale drives down the value of your home.
    We couldn’t find any data on how much the average buyer discounts his offer when the neighbors haven’t painted their house since 1979, but we do know nobody pays top dollar to buy next door to a house that looks like the “before” picture in a siding ad.
    Here are 6 quick exterior projects you can do in a day or two to add to your home’s value and neighborhood appeal.
    • Landscape for curb appeal by re-sodding bare spots, trimming shrubs, and adding colorful spring flowers to your front yard.
    • Pitch in with the neighbors to rent a power washer for a day to give your sidewalks and deck a little care and maintenance. Be gentle and careful if you decide to use the power washer to clean your home’s exterior; you can easily blast things off your house, like the paint, or get water into siding seams.
    • Clean your siding, whether it’s brick, wood, or vinyl, by using a long-handled, soft-bristled brush, soap (trisodium phosphate), and water.
    • Create a little cool curb appeal with house numbers — that is, dress up your address


    Read more: http://www.houselogic.com/blog/landscaping-gardening/curb-appeal-open-house-weekend-2012/#.#ixzz2UtsSHJM8

    Thursday, May 23, 2013

    Morning study time on the back porch!

     
    I love the mornings in the South and especially right here in Pike County! The birds are almost too loud as I do my study and "quiet" time.