Deer and Car Collisions
Deer and car collisions are up! If you drive in Loudoun County, beware of deer, especially at this time of year. While the numbers are slightly dated, they bear repeating. In 2013, AAA Mid-Atlantic released their figures for deer and car collisions and the results were sobering. Loudoun County led the state with the most deer-related vehicle crashes […]
Jake Thiewes Racing: Replace and Rebuild
There is a reason we don’t drive around on racing slicks, especially in the rain or just after a storm. Last Saturday, Jake was taking his first practice lap of the weekend when the moisture on the track conspired against the speed of his car as he went around turn #2 at Summit Point Motorsports […]
Fall 2015 Shred & Recycle Event a Great Success
The Fall 2015 shred event was a big success! After doing our Spring shredding event, we questioned whether there would be a need and interest should we decide to do another event in the Fall. Well, my concern quickly disappeared after I realized that we had helped five cars with their shredding needs and it […]
A Boring Settlement is a Good Settlement
Seriously. It sounds goofy, but think about it. Do you want excitement at your settlement? Typically, this means something is not going to plan and now it’s time to scramble. A boring settlement, on the other hand, starts with a review of the HUD-1 to make sure all “the numbers” make sense and the total […]
Jake Thiewes Racing: Championship Race Results
Well, we said there would be updates and results posted after Jake returned from the National Auto Sport Association’s Eastern States Championships. And now that Jake, my wife Paula and I are all back home, it’s time for those updates. The Eastern States Championships is an annual race, held at a different racetrack on the […]
Are These Visiting Your Garden?
Seeing these little fellas in the garden or around the planters is one of the highlights of my summer. I can still remember my first encounter with one. It was one of those “what the heck was that” type of moment. Are you getting visits from the hummingbird moths?
Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose
In the spirit of recycling, reusing and repurposing we found this old pot and gave it a new life. Any idea what it was in its former life? Think about it.
Who Doesn’t Like Seeing Their Name Flash By at 130 MPH?
Who doesn’t like seeing their name flash by at 130 miles per hour? OK, maybe not actually see it, but recognize the blur that is your name. Just recently I became the first of what will probably be many sponsors of Jake Thiewes Racing. Being a sponsor is more then just having your logo on […]
Is There More to Disposing of Sensitive Documents Than Just Shredded Paper?
Is there more to disposing of sensitive documents then just shredded paper? Yes, shredded paper gets recycled and saves us from having to go through the paper making process to make more paper. It also saves in several really interesting ways. The three community shredding events that we have hosted so far have generated 12.89 […]
A Skink, I Think?
A skink, I think? The lightly rustling leaves gave a feeling that it had to be caused by something small. It certainly wasn’t a chipmunk. Could it be a skink? I quickly scanned the moving leaf debris as it moved away from me. There it was. The red head that meant it was an adult. […]