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WORRIED ABOUT THE SWINE FLU EPIDEMIC? Wash Your Hands...it's NO JOKE!

Russell spreads the word about hand washing!I watched with interest as President Obama during his first hundred days address, state that one of the main things that could help thwart the spread of the current Flu virus was to wash your hands! He said it more than once for a reason. Many people do not take it seriously but it is a FACT! The CDC in Atlanta has determined that the Number 1 way that disease is spread throughout the world is from people NOT washing their hands often and correctly!

Now, I happen to be something of an expert on this particular issue...No Really! Previously I have written about my experience when I described my work Giving Back to Your Community as a School Volunteer. I discussed my role as a health care volunteer dressing up as "Healthy Bear" and teaching classes of kindergarteners and first graders why and how to correctly wash their hands. The fact of the matter is that people everywhere  take hand washing for granted.

If you really want to avoid catching any sorts of contagious diseases,  here are some easy to remember steps:

1. Turn on the water, warm, not hot and rinse your hands.

2. Soap your hands thoroughly and work up a lather.

3. Vigorous scrub your palms, the tops of your hands, the fingers and finish around your wrists!

4. Do this for about 30 seconds. A good rule of thumb is to sing the chorus of Here we go round the mulberry bush. Just change the words to "This is the way we wash our hands, wash our hands, wash our hands" Or if you can think of something that works for you, sing it! Just make sure you are soaping you hands vigorously for at least 30-45 seconds!

5. Rinse hands under a stream of water pointing hands down for the water to carry away the dirt and germs down the drain.

7. Completely dry your hands with a clean dry paper towel!

OH, he also mentioned, cover your mouth when you cough! Respect yourself and others around you!

That's it, easy as pie. Just do as Healthy Bear says and as I have told the school kids since 1993; Do yourself, your friends and family a favor!  Wash your hands correctly and often! Thanks for stopping by, you may now return to your regularly scheduled program!

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63 commentsRussell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI • April 29 2009 08:21PM

Rob Roy on the Lake Open House-1001 Elder Circle-Sunday, April 26 2-4PM

Rob Roy on the Lake, situated between Bee Caves Road and Lake Austin, is one of six subdivisions: with the Rob Roy name.  The neighborhood lies within the acclaimed Eanes School District and which includes Barton Creek Elementary, West Ridge Middle School and Westlake High School. Rob Roy on the Lake is comfortably near plentiful shopping, Lake Austin water sports, Wild Basin Preserve and two world class country clubs. Many of the homes sit on estate sized lots with many amenities and the area is definitely one of Austin's premier upscale neighborhoods.

1001 Elder Circle is a lovely "Texas Traditional" of lime stone construction surrounded by approximately two acres of hill country land that include panoramic views of Lake Austin from nearly every room. A spacious master suite is located on the main floor along with a gourmet kitchen that includes granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. This is an awesome home BUT DON'T TAKE MY WORD FOR IT! Come on out and take a look for yourself and visit with me about any questions you might have about this or any other home in the Eanes School District. I will be at the home on Sunday April 26th from 2-4pm and I look forward to seeing you there!

1001 Elder Circle

If you or anyone you know is anticipating purchasing or selling real estate in the Rob Roy Neighborhoods or anywhere in Central, West or Southwest Austin or the Westlake/Eanes School District area, I would be happy to be of assistance. Let me put my nineteen years success helping upscale buyers and sellers in Austin's finest neighborhoods to work for you. Contact me for a private consultation at your convenience! Mobile 512-657-8769

 

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26 commentsRussell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI • April 25 2009 12:24PM

4511 Edgemont Drive - Open House - April 19th 2-4PM

Sunday, April 19th2009. I will be holding open another exceptional home in the Balcones area; one of Austin's finest neighborhoods. This is a wonderful and inviting one story brick home that has been renovated and updated. The floor plan offers great separation of bedrooms with the Master and beautifully appointed Master Bath located on the opposite side of the home. The remodeled kitchen features stainless appliances and a huge granite island that opens to the family room. A wall of windows overlooks the spacious backyard and gardens. The home backs to camp Mabry offering quiet and privacy.

Take advantage of this incredible value and a $70,000 MAJOR PRICE REDUCTION!

I will be on-site between 2pm and 4pm Sunday afternoon so please drop by for a tour of this exceptional  property. If you have questions or are unable to attend or to schedule a private showing, I can be reached at my mobile number listed below. Thanks, I look forward to seeing you there!

4511 Edgemont Drive

If you or anyone you know is anticipating purchasing or selling real estate in the Balcones Neighborhood or anywhere in Central, West or Southwest Austin or the Westlake/Eanes School District area, I would be happy to be of assistance. Let me put my nineteen years success helping upscale buyers and sellers in Austin's finest neighborhoods to work for you. Contact me for a private consultation at your convenience! Mobile 512-657-8769

 

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29 commentsRussell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI • April 18 2009 08:03PM