Archive for November, 2013

Year end review: April 11th BUST

By From • Nov 30th, 2013 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

Anxious to kick off the 2013 chase season my son and I dived south into North Carolina in hopes of catching a storm in a marginal setup.  By the time we maneuvered our way thru unfamiliar territory and found a – rare – spot to view the updraft we …

Beers of Winter – Starr Hill Snow Blind

By From • Nov 30th, 2013 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

Stopping by the local beverage emporrium on my way home from work last Wednesday, I had it in my mind to pick up (only) a couple of seasonal beers with which to celebrate over the Thanksgiving holiday. My plan was to let the store displays guide my dec…

A Better Black Friday

By From • Nov 29th, 2013 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

Try as I might, there’s just no way I can wrap my head around the desire that some people have to rush out and shop for “Black Friday” deals. After spending a day giving thanks for the stuff we have, why is there a need to rush out and buy more stuff? …

Beginning the 2013 chase year in review

By From • Nov 29th, 2013 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

It’s now officially post-Thanksgiving so I am starting the year in review.  This photo was snapped January 30th on the first chase of this calendar year as a convective line swept into the Roanoke valley. There was no lightning, thunder, or hail t…

Did Someone Die in This House?

By From • Nov 29th, 2013 • Category: Blog Entries.Local, RealEstate.Local

Recently I was involved in a Fredericksburg real estate negotiation where the potential buyer became concerned that the previous owner may have died in the house.  The owner had not died in the house, but it seemed as if the buyer was so nervous about it that she just couldn’t go forward with the transaction. […]

George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

By From • Nov 28th, 2013 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favo…

Happy Thanksgiving 2013

By From • Nov 27th, 2013 • Category: Blog Entries.Local, RealEstate.Local

It’s that time of year!  Starting in about 15 minutes, I will shut down most of my work and focus on exclusive family time for the next few days.  I don’t necessarily look at it truly as a day of thanksgiving.  I have reached a season in my life where I write down and focus […]

Do Not Take Advice from Prosecutor

By From • Nov 27th, 2013 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

I always thought it was self-explanatory, but do NOT take advice from the prosecutor. Video Transcription Hello, my name is Andrew Flusche. I’m a Virginia misdemeanor and traffic lawyer. One question that comes up when I’m speaking with potential clients sometimes and they’re thinking about going to court themselves, is they’re thinking about whether or […]

Does your real estate contract need to be in writing?

By From • Nov 26th, 2013 • Category: Blog Entries.Local, RealEstate.Local

On occasion we encounter a buyer who wants to “float” an offer verbally to purchase a home for sale in Fredericksburg.  I’ve even encountered cases where someone wanted the contract to be verbal.  Not just a verbal offer, but the entire contract to be verbal. A verbal offer is very rarely a good idea.  First, […]

Walnut Ridge Practical Pistol Match

By From • Nov 26th, 2013 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

I’d been watching the weekend weather forecast all week in preparation for the Walnut Ridge Practical Shooters monthly match. At the start of the week, the Saturday prediction for Summit Point, West Virginia showed a 60% chance of rain, and morning tem…