Written March 3rd 2005

Well the town house did finally close but not with the fellow who missed his closing three times. I’m not sure who was more relived, the Seller or me! The other deal, in Maiden, died due to buyer credit history- after I visited the house multiple times. Diann has gone to Statesville for her Thursday night class and won’t be …

Alex RookerWritten March 3rd 2005

Written November 13, 2004

Saturday Nov 13th 9:15 AM I’ve dropped off some painting supplies for a friend to use in painting the doors of the investment office duplex Diann and I bought, rezoned from residential, and are now getting ready to rent. Thursday I managed to juggle commercial real estate brokerage activity, sheet rock repair, showing a house in Maiden (which I am …

Alex RookerWritten November 13, 2004

Written October 25th 2004

Oct 25th 2004              Today has been another of those REALTOR days which causes concerns about properly funding “the jump”. The townhouse which was to close a week from today is now probably not going to close. It doesn’t matter why (though the reason of the Buyer is absurd), what matters is that my poor Seller will have had only two …

Alex RookerWritten October 25th 2004

Butyl Tape for Hatches and Ports

We knew that there was at least one hatch which leaked on Yacht A Fun when we purchased the boat.  One of my first major efforts was to eliminate that leak.  Scott of the Windtravler Blog had recommended butyl tape vs. caulk.  I found him to be spot on! Why “adhesive silicon based caulk sealant” is such a bad choice for …

Alex RookerButyl Tape for Hatches and Ports

MJ’s Raw Bar & Grille – New Bern, NC

MJ’s Raw Bar & Grille – they bill themselves as a “raw bar and seafood restaurant with a hint of ‘Maryland’ seasoning – great burgers, steaks and more” 216 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560 (252) 635-6890   Diann and I dropped in after a long session of boat work We were both too tired to cook that evening. MJ’s is …

Alex RookerMJ’s Raw Bar & Grille – New Bern, NC

Written Feb 2nd 2003

February 2nd, 2003 Pork tenderloin chunks thaw in a pot on the stove as my wife Diann studies in our spare bedroom. She is working on a four year degree to complement her 20 plus years as data processing manager for one of the areas “venerable” companies. The four year MIS Degree is one of her preparations for our future …

Alex RookerWritten Feb 2nd 2003