thoughts: Are You So Focused On The Process, You’re Forgetting The Goal? - 10/11/17 05:32 PM
Are You So Focused On The Process, You’re Forgetting The Goal?

Last week Larry spent several hard days working on the top to our convertible. He could have taken it to someone who does this all of the time but like many men I know, he’d rather have a root canal than trust his car to a dealership or mechanic.

Besides, he enjoys the problem-solving process.

This one involved hoses, removing the back seat, and hanging over and in the trunk.
All this while we had 90% humidity and temperatures that made it feel close to 100 degrees.
 
He came to a … (49 comments)

thoughts: Blaming is Lame- Be the One to Take Action - 10/02/17 02:19 PM
Blaming is Lame- Be the One to Take Action
 
To look around our area, it would be hard to notice that Hurricane Irma came through here less than a month ago.

There is very little structural damage to houses and buildings, and unless you look up very closely at the trees all looks fairly normal.

Well...except for the dried vegetation lying in wait for someone to take them to parts unknown.
 

 
The blame game has started...why municipalities didn’t have enough trucks… are companies price-gouging or do they have to charge more to hire extra staff?  When will everything be picked up?
Residents have been … (34 comments)

thoughts: Frivolous Foodie Friday- Shhhh -Don’t Tell Barbara Todaro! - 09/21/17 04:57 PM
Frivolous Foodie Friday- Shhhh -Don’t Tell Barbara Todaro
 
Let me preface this by saying that this is not a post that we want Barbara Todaro to read.  Let’s just direct her to some of our other posts…. Hear that Brian England!
 
I just read and heard on the news that a study showed that taking a 2-week break from dieting can actually boost weight loss.
 
In my food world, I’ve eliminated the word “diet” because it makes me feel as if I’m depriving myself of something. What I prefer is a lifestyle change in how I eat.
 
Earlier in the month, Dick Greenberg wrote about … (34 comments)

thoughts: Help Hurricane Victims With Your Own Hurricane Supplies! - 09/14/17 04:32 PM
Help Hurricane Victims With Your Own Hurricane Supplies
 
This is an idea that someone in our community is doing and I wanted to pass it on.
 
If you have seen the videos of the flooding in Houston thanks to Harvey or the devastation that Irma inflicted on the Florida Keys, west coast, and Jacksonville areas, you know that there are many who need urgent assistance.
 
Having just gone through Irma myself, I know that I have a stockpile of supplies that are sitting waiting for the next (hope not) hurricane to hit.
 
What about taking those supplies and donating them to agencies … (38 comments)

thoughts: How I Choose My Sunday Feature Posts - 09/13/17 08:27 AM
How Do I Choose Posts for My Weekly Sunday Post?
 
Many years ago, I decided to write a post showing that you can learn something everyday here. I’d been saying it in my comments or posts and decided that it was time to put my money where my mouth was. And so it began.
 
Several weeks ago, Joe Pryor suggested that it would be nice to know how I went about choosing posts to feature in my weekly Sunday post.
 
During my sojourn with Irma, I’ve had quite a bit of time to think about it, and came to one conclusion...It’s purely subjective and … (68 comments)

thoughts: A Toothy Business Lesson - 09/07/17 05:44 PM
A Toothy Business Lesson
 
When I tell you it’s been one of those days, I’m not kidding.

No matter how much you prepare for a hurricane, there are always last minute things to do and decisions to be made.

Do I stay or do I go? (Be quiet Sally K. & David L. Hanson )

Is Irma going to knock my roof off or flood my house?

Why didn’t I scan ALL of my pre-digital era photos?

How much wine do I take to our friend’s house where we’ll be staying? (just kidding)

Now the icing on the chocolate cake of this day is this…
Towards the end … (41 comments)

thoughts: Don’t Mess With Texas...Seriously - 08/31/17 05:49 PM
Don’t Mess With Texas...Seriously

I really don’t like to get political here or anywhere for that matter, but when they say “Don’t Mess With Texas” we mean it.
 
Houston and the surrounding areas are hurting, but I know we will thrive and survive.
 
People around the country have expressed their admiration for the many who have stepped up with making donations of clothing and other necessities, volunteered their time at shelters, and come in with their own boats, kayaks, jet skis and canoes to rescue those in flooded areas.
 
So, when I read comments here, on Facebook, and other social media from … (63 comments)

thoughts: An Interesting Tidbit I Learned… - 08/30/17 04:58 PM
An Interesting Tidbit I Learned…

In my never-ending effort to learn something new and sometimes, even useful, I did just that this week.
 
I have no idea how scientifically sound it is but my niece’s husband used this tip (found on the internet) when they left their home before the arrival of Hurricane Harvey.
 
With a newborn, they did not want to deal with what might happen, so they drove to Austin. Besides securing their home, they wanted to know that if they lost power, how long it may have been off.
 
If the power had been off for days, then returned they … (59 comments)

thoughts: Our Relationships With Others Mirrors the One We Have With Ourselves - 08/23/17 04:58 PM
Our Relationships With Others Mirrors the One We Have With Ourselves
 
At a luncheon once, one of the guests said something that has always hit home with me.
 
Until we like ourselves and are comfortable in our own skin, it is hard to focus on and be supportive of others.
 
 
Think back on some of your favorite managers or leaders.  One of the most effective and well-liked managers I worked under wanted us to succeed...she supported what we did and encouraged us when we wanted to try something new or different.
 
She had no ego to satisfy and felt comfortable being who she was.
It … (60 comments)

thoughts: Don’t Call Me Tonight...I’m Busy. - 08/02/17 04:00 PM
 
Don’t Call Me Tonight...I’m Busy.
 
It has been a long 6 months but finally tonight...can you hear it...more importantly...are you ready?
 
Are you ready for some football??
 
 
Granted tonight’s game is not the official start of the NFL season ...it’s the Hall of Fame Game. And, no, most of the starters will not be playing but it’s football. The Cardinals vs The Cowboys (that’s Arizona vs Dallas)

Last year’s Hall of Fame Game was cancelled due to field conditions so let’s hope Canton has everything set and ready to go.

This off-season I watched March Madness, the NBA, some of The Tour De France and one … (33 comments)

thoughts: Just How Important Is It For You to Be Right? - 07/26/17 12:33 PM
 
Just How Important Is It For You To Be Right?
 
The other day we were in a doctor’s waiting room and listened as a gentleman went to the receptionist’s window. He presented her with his driver’s license and insurance cards and the forms that he’d filled in and then printed from the medical office portal.

He was prepared and had everything they had asked for. It’s so much easier to do this rather than sit in the waiting room trying to fill out the forms while your clipboard is balanced on one knee, and you’re thumbing through your phone for addresses and … (36 comments)

thoughts: A Father’s Lesson On Goals - 07/17/17 04:09 PM
A Father’s Lesson On Goals...
 
It’s interesting that the lessons we learn and remember the most are the ones taught to us by our parents. We may not think so at the time, but they do leave an imprint on us.
 
Recently on a reality show a son recounted an early lesson taught to him by his father. I didn’t think much about it at the time as I was doing some channel surfing but as I thought about it, the lesson became clear.
 
The father gave his son a stone and told him to study it and memorize everything he could about it. … (33 comments)

thoughts: My Strengths and the Other Stuff... - 05/07/17 04:32 PM
My Strengths and The Other Stuff…
 
Carol Williams has given us a challenge to write about our strengths and weaknesses and how we manage or at least deal with them in our work.
 
My Strengths…
It may sound a bit biased but I think my strengths are in my people skills.  At least that’s what I keep telling myself.  ( Now that I think about it, I could be all wrong about this and you’re sitting out there saying Are you kidding me!?!  What people skills!)

I digress.  In my mind, I’m going with the people skill thing.  It has helped me in all … (35 comments)

thoughts: Libras Must Find Balance - 05/04/17 04:25 PM
Libras Must Find Balance
 
I’d imagine that at this point in my life where there is more in the rear view mirror than what’s out front, striking a balance in my personal life with my work life takes on a different meaning.

My Struggle: How to ease into retirement without being retired.

It’s a hard thing to admit that you are at that point in your life that many often long to be in.
 
In fact, I can remember when I was younger dreaming of the day when I no longer had to work. But the day approaches and you don’t want … (33 comments)

thoughts: Enlightening Beach Walk - 05/03/17 01:24 PM
Enlightening Beach Walk
 
One of the perks (besides the exercise) of our morning walks along Delray Beach is what it does for your mind.
It prepares me for the day to come. And, it opens my mind to all sorts of thoughts and ideas.
 
Such was the case today.

Our typical walks begin and end at no particular time or place.  Our route is wherever the wind takes us.  And often that wind keeps us off the beach if the winds are particularly strong.  It’s like being sandblasted with the sand stinging you on your arms and legs.
 
The only goal we … (28 comments)

thoughts: Are You LOVIN’ Your Life? - 04/30/17 03:30 PM
Are You LOVIN’ Your Life?
 
In a moment reminiscent of Art Linkletter’s Kids Say the Darndest Things, I had a big chuckle the other day when I overheard our neighbor’s children playing.  They were on one of those slip and slide mats and had been playing sliding around on it most of the day.

The oldest one was teasing her younger sister for spending so much time on the mat.  I think she was bored and wanted to move on to another game or toy. She told her little sister that it was time to stop.
The youngest one didn’t miss a … (45 comments)

thoughts: Thursday Thoughts...On Being “Of a Certain Age.” - 04/19/17 04:28 PM
Thursday Thoughts...On Being “Of a Certain Age.”
 
The other day I had my annual wellness exam.  Now for those of you who are not yet 65, on Medicare,  and have had the pleasure of one of these, let me share with you a bit of how you feel when you leave.
 
Your feeling runs between “Gee...I’m in darn good health for someone my age”
and
“Good grief, do they think anyone over a certain age is a walking (barely) old person, on their way towards alcoholism and incompetency?”
 
Yes, I understand that many of the questions are necessary due to a portion of … (34 comments)

thoughts: Treasured Moments... - 04/12/17 04:24 PM
Treasured Moments
 
The other day while on our walk along Delray Beach, Larry stopped to look at a lot across the street from the ocean.  Also looking were a father and his young teenaged son.
 
    The father asked Larry how much he thought the lot would go for.
 
“Maybe $1.5 million or probably more.”
 
The father said he thought it might go around $2 million.
 
He then told Larry that he was using this as a teaching moment for his 15 year old son. The young man thought it might sell for $150,000.
 
 
The son had been admiring the property. His dad was using … (37 comments)

thoughts: Progress, Not Perfection - 04/02/17 11:14 AM
Progress, Not Perfection
 
In the film The Equalizer, Denzel Washington’s character says to someone Progress, not perfection.  
 
 
He is lending support and encouragement to a co-worker who is trying to lose weight for a job he wants.
 
 
This is so simple and yet, how many of us focus so much on getting it perfect, doing something absolutely right, that we never even take that first step?
 
 
We have a friend who has been trying to move from a home he rents to the condo that he owns.  The time was never there for him to get it done. To top it off, he … (31 comments)

thoughts: Agents-Buyers Aren’t the Only Ones Viewing Your MLS Photos - 03/16/17 05:40 PM
Agents-Buyers Aren’t the Only Ones Viewing Your MLS Photos

There has been a lot of emphasis placed on your MLS photos and rightly so.  This is typically the first round of media exposure that your listing will receive. It’s where buyers go to begin their search.

However, possible buyers aren’t the only ones viewing, and judging, those photos.

Other agents, lenders, home inspectors, stagers and future clients as well will see these photos.

And as we’re all human, we may think…

Why in the world would the agent let these photos on the MLS?
Imagine all of the other thoughts that go through our … (61 comments)

 
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