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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.



In response to the Challenge hosted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel , here are the 3 brands I trust:Les Schwab Tire Company:Les Schwab is not a national brand but they are an icon wherever they are located, mostly in the Western U.S.   I TRUST them inplicitly and am perfectly willing to pay more for ...
Wednesday, March 8:This is our 6th day in Palm Springs and we're finally taking time to go to the pool.  It's been getting warm (make that hot) during the day, so we headed out fairly early while we could get a table with an umbrella.   We spent time rotating between swimming, laying in the sun a...
Tuesday, March 7:Hip Hip Hooray... the hotel received its food permit yesterday afternoon, so they were able to offer the buffet breakfast we've been waiting for since checking in 5 days ago.  We realize they are just getting up and running so we were satisfied with cold pancakes, instead of cold...
"When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this:  You haven't."-Thomas EdisonThere is no shortage of inspirational stories of wildly successful people who faced multiple setbacks and seemingly insurmountable challenges.  What are the differences in people who give up and those who succe...
Monday, March 6:This was going to be an easy day with no particular plan.  We did want to get some laundry done.  Gail volunteered for that job... or, at least, that's my recollection.  She tends to get up earlier than I do, so I figured she could get the laundry started before I ever knew it was...
During my travels over the last month, I kept up on the Second Chance Saturday posts but not my regular blogging.  So, today, I'm going to round-up ALL the posts since my last round-up published on March 6th.Road Trip Day 6: Boulder City Golf Course  Best golf value I have ever found!  Road Trip ...
Sunday, March 5:This is our 3rd day staying at the Staybridge hotel, located at the Cimarron Golf Course. We're enjoying the facility and the lovely setting.  I have gotten into the routine of going to the fitness room and using the treadmill before showering or breakfast each morning.   Gail bro...
"Home is not a place... it is a feeling."Home again, after my 30-day road trip to the Southwest U.S.  Traveling is a favorite pastime but I also love my home and hometown.  After returning home from each trip, I often wonder why I ever want to leave.  Winter, though, tends to bring on the wanderl...
"Sometimes you deserve a second chance, not because you weren't fabulous the first time but because the timing and circumstances weren't quite right. You just got overlooked."-Carol Williams Here are this week's nominations for a little more recognition: What's The Biggest Home Building Mistake? ...
In spite of my travel schedule and lack of posting on Active Rain recently, I'm pleased to share the 11th installment of Second Chance Saturday, which are posts worthy of additional exposure:Dad Passed Away - We Really Need To Get Mom Moved  By: Pat McCormick   One of the hardest life events is t...


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