Rabbits, Watches, & the Missing “S”

Twice a year (at least) I get so confused….I never know what time it is and I always feel just like the White Rabbit — I’m Late, I’m Late!  I thought this “Jump Forward, Fall Back” stuff mandated through Daylight Saving Time was meant to help us, not throw us into a tizzy so we run about frantically glancing at our watches just like our furry white friend. And while we are on the subject of craziness, isn’t the word supposed to be Daylight Savings Time? Where the heck is the “s”? Dare I digress into an English lesson….oh yes, let’s![…]

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The Smell of Money (and other “Unmentionables”)

As our days get increasingly warmer here in Western Nebraska, the “smell of money” begins to fill the air. Now ~ I grew up as a “big city kid” so when I first moved to rural Nebraska,  I had no idea what people meant by that saying: “the smell of money”. All I knew was that it smelled BAD!  (If you are also a “big city kid” and don’t know what I’m talking about, I’ll let you in on a little secret….  apparently “money” smells exactly like cow poop!)  Recently, there was another smell emanating through the Valley and it was coming from my backyard! Spring has[…]

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Food, Friends, and Insurance in Western Nebraska

I did something recently that is on my “Top-10-Things-I-Like-To-Do List”: had lunch/coffee with friends. I know, that’s not very earth shattering, but it contains two of my favorite things: 1) talking and 2) eating! My first rendezvous was coffee with Dave Teche from The Essential Step in Lincoln, Nebraska. Dave and I had delicious coffee and terrific conversation about our insurance pre-licensing program in Scottsbluff and Gering. We are working on ways to promote the class to let insurance professionals, or people wanting to get into the insurance industry, about the fact that classes are now offered by me here[…]

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Do you smell Funnel Cake?

Mmmmmm? Can you smell it? The sweet, bready aroma drifting upon the air. You inhale, savoring the fragrance of the doughy-goodness infused with the essence of powdered sugar. (Well, ok, I like mine drenched in powdered sugar!) The fact that it is deep fried in oil does not deter you, after all, there can’t be more than 3000 calories per funnel cake!? Its Oregon Trail Days again in Western Nebraska! That means: Food Fair. Street Dance. Music. Carnival. BBQ. Car show. Quilt fair. Chili cook-off. Wine tasting. Parades. Square dancing. Did I mention Food Fair? And the list goes on.[…]

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Newsletter

My 2011 Summer Newsletter is now available! Click here to read about S.S.O.S. (seepage, sewer, or surface water). Yuck! Review the seasonal insert for tips on weddings, bbq’s, and summer storms. (Do you know how many wedding rings are lost on the honeymoon? BUMMER!)  Explore some of the fun things to see and do right here in Nebraska, and ways to enhance and protect your summer trips. And much, much more! You can access past issues of our newsletter on our website: http://www.insurance-by-katie.com/. Enjoy! Do you have a topic you would like to see addressed in our next issue?

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