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As a retired agent, broker/owner, and property manager my blog is a menagerie of wisdom and ramblings from my career and life in general.
"Laugther is the best medicine.  If laughter doesn't work, go see the doctor."Today I am thankful for my lung inhaler prescription.Have you ever seen that commercial with the elephant sitting on top of a persons chest? Beginning sometime in 2008, that's exactly how I felt just from walking across...
"Buying a house won't bring you happiness, but turning it into a home certainly can."Today I am thankful for my home.  When I was 21 years old I felt compelled to buy my first home. I'd like to think it was done out of wisdom and foresight. However, I think it was more because I was tired of hear...
Q: What is the difference between crisis and inconvenience? A: Perspective  There is a significant difference between crisis and inconvenience.  Do you know people who are always in a state of drama? Everything is a crisis to them? Every time things don't go their way, they act like the world is ...
"Friendship doubles our joy and divides our grief."Today I am thankful for my best friends.  It's interesting how friendships evolve throughout life. My closest friends now are not the same as before I became a widow in 2011.  I guess friendships tend to evolve as life evolves.  I was in a bit of...
"A picture is worth a thousand words. Memories are priceless. I have both"  Today I am thankful for being entrusted with my paternal grandmother's dining room buffet and sewing machine.  When my Grandma was put in an assisted care facility, my brother was in charge of selling her home and liquida...
"Why hasn't someone figured out how to put grapes in an Instant Pot and have it turn into wine."   Update: Kat Palmiotti posted a link in her comment below for Instant Pot wine!  Today I am thankful for my Instant Pot, which is the modern-day version of a Pressure Cooker.  I bought my first Insta...
"Don't miss a chance to Zoom in every Tuesday."I'm diverting from my Second Chance Saturday series today and decided to do an ActiveRain Zoom recap.  If you haven't been taking advantage of the weekly Zoom meetings with the member presenters you are missing out on a huge opportunity.  We have a m...
"It's Friday the 13th. This simply means many people will blame witchcraft for their bad decisions."   If the number 13 scares you, you're not alone. There are millions of people in the world, including horror writer Stephen King, who have an irrational fear of the number 13. The phenomenon is so...
"Traveling opens the mind, fills the heart and frees the soul."Today I am thankful for my golf ball collection. A few years ago I started buying logo balls whenever I played at a course. I only buy balls from courses I play, not just visit. I do wish I had started many years sooner because my col...
"Heroes don't wear capes and tights.  They wear dog tags and combat boots."It's Veterans Day and there's only one thing to: I must express thanks for my parents and all the soldiers and their families who sacrificed so much... past and present.Today I am posting a picture of my Mom & Dad.  I am p...


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