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IKE Lessons - People will come if you provide value! - 09/23/08 10:38 AM
Well - my friends - I am going to end this series of posts with this lesson I learned from IKE. All we need ever do to get people to wait in line for our services is to provide exceptional value. (This photo was taken on 9/15, 2 full days after the storm had passed. This line was at least an hour before they would reach the pumps at Sam's and to the right of the cars in the foreground. The bad news is the line started in front of Ryans, in front of Wal-Mart, behind the Sam's store and this pic shows (0 comments)
Ike Lessons - Suffering is relative - 09/22/08 12:03 PM
Uncle Ike - I am suffering - Yeah right! (This was written on September 15th, a few days after the storm on an old notebook computer powered by a noisy generator.) Ordinarily, I would be suffering right now. I have no internet access...in fact, I do not have electricity other than what is provided by the generator loaned by my brother who drove it down for me from Ft Worth on Sunday afternoon. (This is my neighborhood in central Conroe to the right. I looks pretty awful to see 100 year old trees waiting in pieces to be picked up as trash.) (46 comments)
IKE Lessons - Thank You God! - 09/22/08 06:35 AM
David knocked on my door about 10 minutes ago (This was Tuesday, September 16th) and asked if he could work cleaning all the small bits and pieces of tree scattered throughout my yard. It is certainly going to be a minimum of 3 hours of hard, hot work. He said he would do it for $22.50 - the balance of money needed to get back to his home about 2 hours northeast of here. (The photo below shos some of the yard debris. Little peices of tree were scattered throughout the yard and needed to be raked and piled near the (2 comments)
Ike Lessons - The Morning After - 09/20/08 08:53 AM
The Morning After This copy was written on Tuesday 9/16, when I was too physically tired to continue the cleanup. It is the first of a series of "IKE Lessons." We all know that within every tragic experience we can find lessons that can literally change the course of our lives. I'm not sure that Hurricane Ike is that tragic for me. And, correspondingly, I'm not sure that the lessons I am learning are profound enough to make a huge difference in my life experience. One thing I do know is that each day, as I go through the motions (3 comments)
Help for Houston area agents - 09/19/08 09:51 PM
As the Greater Houston area begins our journey to recovery from Hurricane Ike, things are happening to speed that healing. I know that Active Rain is more than 100,000 concerned real estate professionals. And eventhough I was ready to close my computer for the night, I thought I would share this resource link for the "rainers". Still, one week after the storm made its way onto the Gulf Coast, more than half of our population does not have power. I was lucky to have mine restored at 4:30 this morning. The Houston Association of Realtors recognizes that many of our fellow agents are in (1 comments)
Lessons from IKE! - 09/19/08 06:11 PM
When a change as drastic as the last week happens - it shifts our thinking! It helps us to become aware of what is important and how many lessons slip by us every day. Earlier this week, when I was thinking more clearly, I wrote some blog posts on my semi-retired laptop computer. I did not have internet access...power was provided by an extremely noisy generator that had to be fed gasoline a couple of times per day...and I did more lifting, stooping, reaching and dragging of things in the past week than I can ever remember. Yet, every morning my (8 comments)
Joe Vitale is asking for our help! - 09/11/08 02:01 PM
We have the power to influence the power of Ike! For those of you that are familiar with the Houston-Galveston area, you know that the storm threat is an ominous occurence. It would be easy for us to all sink into fear as we watch the highways fill with evacuees and hear the timeline of what we can expect from this storm. Eventhough The Woodlands is an hour drive from Galveston, we must prepare for a full 24 hours of hurricane force winds. You can help! Please read the email from Vitale which I have copied and pasted in its entirety. (0 comments)
This was me last year preparing to JUMP OFF A CLIFF!
For some of you under the age of 50, this might not have been a big deal. For me, it was an incredible experience of a lifetime. I wish I had become more daring in my earlier years. Although the pilot for this tandem flight was tolerant and patient with my lack of coordination, once we cleared the edge of the cliff and began flying, it was nothing short of shear joy. I filled out the massive stack of paperwork telling the Gliderport north of San Diego that they (11 comments)
"Life is brief and very fragile, do that which makes you happy" Flavia Weedn Enjoying spectacular sunrises is part of the lifestyle here. Quite moments of deep appreciation for nature's bounty and the convenience to the Houston metroplex is a wonderful combination. Located only 32 miles from Bush Intercontinental Airport, this community includes more than 60 residential communities and over 20 golf courses in the area. Completed in 1973, this recreational lake has22,000 acres of surface water spread into more than 157 miles of shoreline, One third of that shoreline on the northwest side is bordered by the Sam (3 comments)
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