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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
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It's hard to believe a week passed since I last blogged. One of the challenges of wearing more than one hat is that every once in a while you're asked to wear them all at once. I've changed hats so many times in the last week I've nearly rubbed all of my hair off.
The crazy summer weather in Winchester has caused a great deal of damage to trees and homes. Because of the damage, our local power companies were so overwhelmed that they couldn't respond to every need immediately. So, Jon, my son, and I went out into the field with our bucket truck and electrical tools and started picking up downed power lines and re-attached them to their rightful homes. We couldn't allow those live lines to stay on the ground.
We no sooner finished with that when a lightning strike made a direct hit on a local business. They called me at 11:00 pm to ask if I could come take a look at the damage the following morning. The lightning strike vaporized their electrical meter. So, back to the bucket truck and out with the power company.
Of course I have multiple real estate deals going simultaneously. All of them are at different stages of completion needing periodic attention. A file needs to be updated, a form needs signatures, an REO needs an inspection report, a door needs to be opened, a contract needs to be signed, a listing agreement needs to be completed, a commercial rental needs to be negotiated, repairs need to be made and the list goes on and on. I am happy to see the real estate market coming back to life.
In the midst of a crazy busy week, I received word that a dear friend passed away. It was a shock. We've been friends for more than 20 years. I had the privilege of performing Rhonda's daughter's wedding a number of years ago. At the young age of 54, she passed while taking a nap. Even in the midst of a busy week, I couldn't neglect the needs of the family. Rhonda's daughter sent me a note asking if I would perform the funeral, and of course I said yes. It was a sad day.
Today is Sunday, and I have a few minutes to sit at my computer. I'll be back in the office in a couple hours. During the week, a contractor out of Florida called to ask if I would send our electrical contracting company out to remodel 4 Taco Bells with him. A second company asked if we would do a mall store in Fredericksburg, VA. I'll be creating estimates for those five projects today. A new client emailed me from an Angie's List recommendation, and a second new client found us online. I did turn down a number of projects this week, but I have people who work with me that need to be in the field. So, I need to take some of them.
Having multiple lives running on parallel tracks normally runs pretty smoothly, but everyone once in a while they all spring to life at the same time. When they do, eighty hour weeks become the norm. I appreciate the income and it benefits those who work with me, but I have missed my time in the Rain. So, if you don't see me now and then you'll know I've had to change hats again. I'll be back.
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.