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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
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Yeah, yeah, I know, I brought it on myself, thinking I could sneak away for a few days last week and enjoy something resembling a life, but seriously, could this week have been much worse?
The major catastrophe was the failure of my hard drive; fortunately, it was diagnosed just as it was on the brink of destruction, which enabled me to copy everything off of it - NOT an easy feat, I tell you, considering what a data pack rat I am - and get a new drive installed before all was lost.
This is the simplified version, of course, as I am leaving out the sleepless nights, the angst and the mad panic dash through the office hoping to find all the software, complete with serial numbers and product keys.
Anyway, for those of you who have experienced such an event, you know it overrides every single thing in your life while it is happening. Time stands still when you are computerless. Thank goodness for the iPad, the iPhone and Dropbox, 'cuz I was able to at least pretend I was still functioning (as opposed to panicking, which was closer to the truth).
In the meantime, a nasty head cold sets in. Oh, perfect, just perfect. Now the misery is physical as well as mental.
Stop the world, I want to get off.
During all of this, my lockbox key card reader stops functioning. Oh, and a couple of offers come in on listings. You'd think at least the offers would be the bright spot, right?
One agent apparently just graduated from some sort of discount negotiation course, otherwise, how do you explain an email accompanying an offer that starts with, "You better get this through, otherwise, we will write on the house down the street."
Oh, how perfect. This just suits my current mood exactly.
Seriously, this is your opening gambit?
The sellers refuse to counter (legitimately) and I relay that to Miss "we'll just take our toys and play elsewhere if you won't play with us." Okay, fine, whatever, this offer is DOA. Good luck with the listing down the street.
Except in the agent's mind, it apparently is NOT DOA, because she keeps contacting me, badgering me about her offer, even saying, "you are not taking me seriously."
I'm trying to save several hundred thousand files (yeah, I know) and you are whining "I'm not taking you seriously"?
My life has become fodder for an advice column, apparently.
Anyway, I'm struggling through the restore process and trying to figure out why everything doesn't look the way it did, but it's okay...I'm 90% of the way back, which isn't too bad.
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Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.