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.
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I have a really nice dentist, but I hate going. Soon I will leave for a cleaning and a visit. There are so many things I would rather tackle but alas it is necessary. This will be my last medical this week. I am anxious and eager to be done and then I will take myself to breakfast.
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