This is the season of awards. Oscars, Golden Globes, Critics Choice, etc. It is the congratulations period of the movie industry and it means that the “Best” actors, writers, producers, sound, etc. are hopeful that they will get some hardware to prove that they among the best in their field. Awards season usually begins with…[Read More]
Labor Day was started as “a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.” This is from the US Department of Labor. It was Oregon…[Read More]
August is the month in which we celebrate a few interesting “holidays” that seem unrelated but could be combined into a wonderful 31 day celebration. Real Estate can be stressful and at Barefoot we try hard to take some of the anxiety out of it. One of those ways is recognize the positive and powerful…[Read More]
02/12/2013 No Comments
With all the talk of Flood Maps and Elevations and Sea Level, we thought it might be time to talk vocabulary. No one is sure what exactly is going to happen but hopefully we all will remain calm, informed and optimistic. However, we’ll certainly be discussing these things over the next few years so what words do we use? One thing we should be able to agree on is the term for getting your home higher than it currently is(even that sounds funny). “Raising” should be crossed right off of the list. Way to close to “Razing” and that would be bad. “Elevating” is interesting. Although that brings on visions of Slam Dunk Contests. Fun imagery but it doesn’t quite mesh with the beach. We like “Verticalizing” but it is completely made up. Let’s settle on “Lifting.” It is commonly used in reference to the positive effect on one’s spirits. And that’s always a good thing.