As 2009 finally ends I am eagerly looking forward to 2010. 2009 was a tough year for our industry with the recession and HVCC attacking our lively hoods. Fortunately Atled Enterprises has continued be strong and Andrew and I are still employed.
2009 saw the formation of REO Assest Management NW by our company owner and managed by our own Andrew Kesterson. REO is a full service assest company dealing with lender owned properties. Check out their web site.
2009 was an awful year for local law enforcement officers, heres hoping that in 2010 we will not be forced to see any of our officers injured or killed in the line of duty.
2009 was a brutal year to be a Seahawk fan. I am not sure 2010 will be any better but there is always hope.
I wish everyone continued good health and heres hoping that we are all prosperous in 2010.
As many of you know Andrew is spending the week in Hawaii, the lucky dog. He totally deserves the time and I and glad the he took the time off.
"Ken is extremely excited to be coming back to Seattle," Zduriencik said.
The deal is for one-year, $2 million, according to major-league sources. It also includes incentive bonuses based on Griffey's playing time and the Mariners' attendance, one source said.
Griffey seemingly had been leaning toward the Braves, with Atlanta third baseman Chipper Jones saying early Wednesday morning, "All signs are good."
The Braves train near Griffey's home in Orlando, and Atlanta is far more accessible for his family than Seattle. But after several days of deliberations — he was "truly agonizing," one source said — Griffey chose to return to his original team.
"We were informed tonight that Ken Griffey Jr. has decided to return to Seattle," Braves general manager Frank Wren told AP. "We will continue to be open to other possibilities to improve our outfield offense and, at the same time, give our young players an opportunity to show us they can win that job."
Griffey's decision marks another setback in an offseason full of unusual twists for the Braves, who failed in attempts to land Padres right-hander Jake Peavy in a trade and right-hander A.J. Burnett and shortstop Rafael Furcal in free agency.
Griffey, 39, would have assumed a much less prominent role than any of those players, platooning in left field with Matt Diaz. The Braves now figure pursue to another left-handed hitter, Garret Anderson, who also had been a free-agent target of the Mariners.
While the Braves are expected to be more competitive than the Mariners this season, Griffey will benefit from his return to the American League, in which he can serve as a designated hitter as well as an outfielder.
I am so happy that Jr. is coming home. He is the Mariners. My daughter was 6 when Jr. left Seattle, that was her first year in T-Ball, and I selected the #24 for her. She is now 16 and an awesome fastpitch player, she still wears #24. Finally this year we will go to Safeco and see Jr. play. I hope after that she will understand why I selected #24 for her...
I must say as a resident of King County I could not be more pleased that King Ron Sims has been called upon to serve in the other Washington. Although I have no idea how he be qualified for the job. He is the worst career politician every. There has never been a tax he did not like and he has no respect for the property rights of individual land others. Sound transit and Brightwater will be ever lasting legacy of government spending. As a citizen of the US and an appraiser I am a little worried about the future of HUD.
We are proud to announce that we are now offering Tax Appeal appraisals. As many of you know the RE market and housing values have declined in the past 18 months. The only people that don't seem to know this are the county Assessors! We are ready to battle for the home owners. If you are questioning your current tax assessment contact us, we can help. It is your money, not theirs. We will help you to keep your money, don't wait to contact us.
until next time......
Here at Atled we are happily busy again! We are now a full service management company as well as the best appraisal company in the Puget Sound region. We have a great group of appraisers to serve the entire Northwest.
As it is Superbowl weekend I must say GO CARDS!