Every time we disparage the state of the economy and talk about the terrible state of real estate, we create a self fulfilling prophesy. It is my view that if we are positive, then positive things will happen. There are great opportunities in the market and it is time to stress the positive, and put a bow on it.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
I am in today prepping for a procedure tomorrow. It is sunny out but really cold. You wouldn't know how cold it is until you go out and get that shock. I am expecting a long and sick day so I won't be out except with my gang. Enjoy your day.
I had a good day yesterday selling some items from my former space in the antique gallery where I had been for a couple of years. Two previous no shows finally came to pick up things they wanted. One bought a lot more than the he came for. Then I had a inquiry on a large bookcase about a week ago...
It was a regular morning like any other except this morning I am supposed to have chronic no shows come and pick up items they said they wanted to buy. The first one actually came. The next one is due in a couple of hours. I am thinking he will come too, but no matter what, I am ahead of the day ...
Yesterday, I had a mixed day. A morning of disappointment and and afternoon of fun. I decided to enjoy the later and not worry about the former. This is a lesson that I learned late. Better to grab onto the good in the day to day than to worry about and dwell on that which I can not control. OK t...
I had a lovely afternoon and a great meal with a friend today. My morning was unsatisfying as an online buyer didn't show for the second time. I am getting used to it but it is still a bummer. Luckily the day was saved by blowing off the morning and simply being in the moment at a new place I had...
DD is my new girl. I adopted her on October 26th from Stamford, Connecticut. She is 13 and about 10 and a half pounds. She had a home , a good one for her entire life until one of her owners died, and the other had to go into assisted living. When I read her story online, I knew I had to try and ...
Little did I know that life would take me in this direction. Little did I know that I would find myself in places across the world that were only found in obscure stories. Little did I know that I would spent my final years living in a small storybook town in New England. Little did I know that I...
It is like Novfebruary here. The temperatures are really frigid, windy and more like February than November. Today there is snow too. I have to get rid of garbage (there is no pickup in my little town, so I will be out just long enough to dump my stuff, get to the post office (we have no mail del...
My father was a member of the greatest generation. During World War 2 he served in Okinawa. He never really spoke about it until as a young teen I pressed. I wanted to know what he did in service. He told me he was a farmer: grew things. I believed him and told others, until someone elses parents...
I have always believed that anything I have ever done has prepared me for anything I will ever do. So it is in that context that I am grateful for the myriad of experiences I have had, both good and bad. I wish I had been more gutsy in my youth but alas I wasn't. It was a time that was very diffe...