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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Sanders Court And Cafe In Asheville

I had an appointment this week in Asheville, North Carolina, since it was close by I figured I go out and check out the old location of Sanders Court and Cafe. Now you ask want is the big deal about Sanders Court and Cafe. The Asheville location was the second location of a cafe and hotel for Harland Sanders, who was the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). It took me a little research to find the location because it is not a cafe and hotel now. It has been converted into apartments.

I enjoyed finding this little history gem. Since it is where people live and there is no markers telling people that it is, I was not tell the exact location but you take US Highway 25 North out of Asheville. Even if you miss it you will have a beautiful drive.

I have a couple places in history on my list to visit and share about on the blog here.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

If I sat down and made a list of people in history I would like to sit down and talk with, Martin Luther King, Jr would be high on that list. I would be honored to have him come to my house and share a meal with me and talk about life. When he was assassinated on April 4, 1968, we lost a great treasure. Below is the speech he gave the night before he was shot.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Six Inches Of Snow

Friday night, the first snow of 2017 started coming down. It ended up being 6 inches of snow. It look beautiful as it covered everything. Since it was more of a powder it was easy to clear it from the driveway and cars.

Front Yard

Some of my neighbor made it out early. Not much going out and coming back in.

The Patio

The Swing

The rest of the backyard.

The Ice-cycles

Walkway between the house and Garage.

I enjoyed seeing the snow. This snow, I stayed inside most of the time since I had been sick the past week plus the fact that it got extremely cold and windy especially at night. It was good to take the extra rest and not have to worry about going anywhere.

I am sure, I will be busy at work this week to make up for the the warehouse closing early Friday night and on top of only have a few people working on my shift Friday night. I need to start working on some of my outside of work stuff that I have been putting off. I hope everyone is having a good and safe year so far.

Monday, January 02, 2017

Goals For 2017

The Year of 2016, was a year of many good things and bad things for me. I am happy to say it ended on a happy note, which I explain here in a little. On the work front, I got three pay raises and two promotions in 2016. With the new computer system at work I got a lot of overtime. The overtime was go for the extra money but I did not have time to focus on much of anything outside of work. I did manage to get somethings taking care of for the house and personal things. I am happy to say I got prefect attendance at work. I was one of a few people to do that at work this year.

Though for much of 2016, things with Jo Anne and I have unfortunately have been of the back-burner. We had a major development last week that I have been working on for the process of getting Jo Anne here. With this development, I will take care of the major issue the is holding up her coming. I should have the issue taking care of in the next few months. The next step will be planning a trip to see Jo Anne so we can apply for her Visa again.

Now to go over my goals for the Year 2017. I have goals in in the areas of personal fiance, my online store, and my Blogs. I hope to achieve all my goals for the coming year.

Two of my personal fiance goal are to build my emergency up to cover one months worth of expenses and pay off at least one of my debts. The pass few months was seen my emergency fund get used up with a couple different issues with the car and house. I hope to get my emergency fund build back up soon so I can focus I getting my debts paid off. Getting the debts paid off will help free up money to use on a trip to Jo Anne and work on her Visa. I have a goal of being debt free one day and I am making good process on it. I just need to decide if I want to pay off my car or my student loan. Both of these debt should be paid off by the end of 2018 if I just pay the minimum payments on them.

Even with not having my focus on my online store I did good in 2016. I just fell short of making a profit for 2016. I have a goal of returning to making a profit in 2017. I also fell short of my goal of reaching a feedback score of 700 on eBay. I ended 2016 with the feedback score of 685 which was 15 points short of my goal. My feedback goal for 2017, will be a little harder to reach. I only had to get 105 points in 2016 to get to my goal of 700. I need to get 115 points to get my goal in 2017.

I have some goal for my blogs too. I have been thinking of a couple ideas for my blogs and in 2017, I plan to start working on them. I plan to post regular post of Mountain Highs and Valley Lows. I want to get back into posting the weekly Photo of the Week and start posting more post of some of my travels which I plan to do this year. One of my new ideas, for this blog will involve my love of history. I have started reaching a couple things to share of local history and so of the place I go. I also plan to start to start posting on my Blog, Spiritual Places,Spiritual Moments. I also have plans to start a new blog but it will cost me some money to get it started. To off set the cost in which the new blog will cost me, I need to decide on the best ways to offset those cost. I hope you guys enjoy the post I will post each year.

I am looking forward to 2017. May it be full of good times and success for us all.