The 2014 wine grape harvest is nearly done and new wine is flowing into barrels throughout the state. What a long, sweet road it's been. This year's crop may be the largest and one of the best in the state's history. Growing conditions were superb with a hot, dry summer that seemed to go on and on.
Last year, policies through the state’s healthplanfinder for businesses with 50 employees or fewer were only available in Clark and Cowlitz counties. This year, they’re available statewide.
As we were preparing to put our Portland house up for sale earlier this year, I came to a realization. While we had been good at getting some of our critical home repair projects accomplished, there were others that I had put off. For example, our second story deck could withstand an earthquake (safety has been our priority). But while the roof did not leak, it needed to be replaced. Doing the inventory alone was disappointing and the repairs turned out to be costly. I wished I would have been ...