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Speechless Sunday: Beautiful Torns OK by now you are probably sick of my travel photos but this one seems appropriate for a Speechless Sunday photo. It was just off the nature trial at Harrison's Cave in Barbados. This is a close up but the stalk was quite large growing straight up like a bamboo ...
My Wife's Photos of The Beatles on Ed Sullivan Fifty years ago today my wife Mary Ann wanted to stay home from church to watch The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show. So she and her neighbor Tina devised a plan to wash their hairs late Sunday afternoon so it would be wet and she couldn't go to churc...
Wordless Wednesday - Sunrise on Ship When I am taking a cruise I always like to go up to the top deck as we are entering a new port. The was at the island of Dominica and the sun was poking up around the mountains resulting in a pretty dramatic view of the surroundings.    
Love Flipping a House with Our Maintenance Man A few years ago, Mark the maintenace man who worked on our homes under management and I became friends. Mark could do anything that a house needed or if he personally couldn't, well then he had friends who could. I could see him operate over the year...
Love My Tenant Staying Seven Years On of my rental homes is one I own personally and I love the fact that the tenant has stayed seven years, renewing his lease every year.  Just say on average you would have at least three turnovers during a seven year period. Well not having those three turnover...
Speechless Sunday: Good Enough To Eat I took these photos two weeks ago on the Celebrity Equinox Caribbean cruise. One after noon there was a food carving demonstration in one of the foyers.  This guy pictured above is a real artist. He has been dong this over 15 years and it is a specialty of hi...
Captain Phillips for Best Actor entry in the Third Annual "Be The Star of Your Own Movie" Contest   My associate broker Captain Phillips loved his home and his job in real estate but they needed him for a dangerous assignment. Seeing he had already made his sales quota for the month, he was still...
Love Seeing Deserving Tenants Buying a Home In the transaction that we love because of the way it made us feel challenge this month, the first one to come to mind was a young couple that I helped to buy the home I was renting to them for the owner. The owner herself was a single female that moved...
Motivated to Move | Active Adult Communites On our Caribbean Cruise this month we met the nicest people from all over and many of them shared with us how much they like living in an active adult community. I met Pat in the hot tub where she told me all about The Villages Florida in Orlando.  She ...
Speechless Sunday: Winner Golf Putting Back from my cruise where there was a guests vs officers putting contest on the real grass lawn of the Celebrity Equinox.  30 guests and four offers putted. Three way tie with one officer and two guests.  The officer flubbed so the two guests did round two a...

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