Archive for May, 2010

Let's Make a Slam Dunk

May 27th, 2010

My grandson Matthew (little guy on his tippy toes) is clearly an optimist.   Just about 18 months old now, he tried 12 times to get the ball in the basket.  I do believe one of these days, he’s going to sink that ball.  Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going.”  We’re nearly to half time for the year.  It’s been a very busy and productive first half.  The second half results will depend on a couple of critically important questions.  Do you know where you want to go?  Do you have the internal will to get there? Read the rest of this entry »

Where Should Your Focus Be?

May 24th, 2010

My granddaughter Delaney called me this morning to report that her Daddy will be returning from his tour of duty in Afghanistan in the next couple of weeks and could we please build her bike. Her Christmas gift from Grandpa and I was her first bicycle. That wintry day, with tears in her eyes, she asked us if we could ‘save it’ until her Dad got back to teach her how to ride it. Their twins, Sully and Ryan, will be 2 on Monday. While he was gone, they learned Read the rest of this entry »

Switch Up Your Game Plan

May 17th, 2010

There is simply nothing in the world that I am more passionate about than stalking the elusive Walleye.  If you see me sporting a tan, you can bet I got it on the water with a rod and reel in my hand.  I always catch the most and the biggest fish despite my girly distaste for slimy leeches and the pity I feel for disemboweled shiners. This weekend is Minnesota’s fishing opener and I will be out on the lake trying to figure out where the fish are. That is quite the puzzle this year as it Read the rest of this entry »

Fannie Mae Issues New Rules For Qualifying After a Short Sale!

May 4th, 2010
Announcement SEL-2010-05 April 14, 2010
Underwriting Borrowers with a Prior Preforeclosure Sale or Deed-in-Lieu of Foreclosure Read the rest of this entry »

Randy's wife, Joan, is on her way back to Africa, here's the story behind it:

May 3rd, 2010

The story of Mtera

Traveling with a volunteer group in 2002, I landed in a rural school in Tanzania. Mtera Secondary School is located half way between the towns of Dodoma and Iringa.  In 2002, the school was just beginning to get started. Read the rest of this entry »