Carol Williams' Real Estate Marketing and Goal Setting Blog

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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.
"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...
"I followed my heart and it led me to the freezer."Today I am thankful for my new freezer.  My previous freezer was circa mid 1970s, so probably about 45 years old. It survived 5 moves and was a reliable servant. Over the years, the door seal dried out and the door wouldn't stay shut. Initially, ...
"A photograph is the pause button of life."  Today I am thankful for RMPhotoz, a local photographer who so generously shares his amazing photos of the beautiful Wenatchee Valley.  I enjoy taking pictures but neither have the skills nor equipment to get the kind of results RMPhotoz does.  He does ...
"Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go." Today I am thankful for the beautiful Fall season in central Washington.  One of the things I love about Wenatchee is it has 4 distinct seasons.  I enjoy every season for various reasons but Fall is my favorite season because of the awesome ...
"They aren't just vehicles. They are freedom."-Carol WilliamsToday I am thankful for my vehicles.  They give me the freedom to go wherever and whenever I want. I have two vehicles. My Ford Taurus is an AWD and, although I drive it at various times throughout the year, it is my go-to winter vehicl...


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