A Hooptie Spring Renewal Generated a Sweet Ride for Many Years to Come. If Business Seems Too Bouncy, Bouncy, Recharge Your Stance with All New Coils at the Corners!

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Real Estate Agent with Florida Supreme Realty SL514814

         Man, just can't seem to keep the rubber down on the pavement through the corners like I used to.  I know if this keeps up I'll be cited for reckless driving, or worse careless driving.  With every passing mile the chassis kept on gettin' whacky.  How did this happen, I always provided the routine maintenance of brakes, tune up, oil change and more.  Ole Betsy just doesn't seem up to the task any longer.  red convertible Olds F-85  She is mounting up the mileage and I haven't been exactly providing the best work conditions for her during the past few years.  There haven't been too many smooth byways prior to this latest performance meltdown occurring.  Really, this is due to no fault of hers, it's the paths we had to traverse.  These routes included the Foreclosure Thruway and Short Sale Boulevard filled with their deep and unforgiving potholes.  The trip from HAFA to HAMP seemed to be a pleasant drive but we didn't realize the distance we needed to travel end to end.  Every twist and turn causing more wear and tear on the old gal.  By the time we hit the Bailout Byway we came to the conclusion that Ole Betsy wasn't as old as we thought she had just been shaken down to her core covering all of this new territory.  Her suspension was tired but all she really needed was a little upgrade in a few of the worn out places.  Her gait had become a little wobbly but remained basically sound.  With this new knowledge we were able to define our solution and implement a plan of action.  We upped the spring rate a bit and brought in the support system to all four corners.  Now the swerves were consumed like Mom's apple pie and that lean became a faded memory.  Ole Betsy has a new stance and a new name, she's Elizabeth now, taut and ready to take on the World's challenges.  She's taught us a thing or three set of 4 new blue coil springs for a carabout new ideas for life and business to create a sense of spring renewal, literally.  We now believe there is no season to the beginnings of these changes.  It is a constant undertaking where your only charge is to be keeping the roots healthy and with that you can start implementing the necessary modifications at any time.  What we learned is to always keep both hands on the wheel, this will keep your path under much more control when entering unfamiliar territory.  Remain vigilant of what is in the rearview mirror, it's always good to know where you've been.  Keep your eyes looking forward towards the road ahead, your future direction is much more discernible while doing this.  It is very important to take stock in ourselves and know the avenues we travel.  A map can be a wonderful tool but only if you know where to begin.

 

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Joshua Zargari
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Good morning Kevin.

Mar 16, 2011 12:20 AM #1
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Andrea Swiedler
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Kevin, well, that was a very unique post! I enjoyed the way you tied the whole real estate mess in with your car, which is a beauty, by the way.

Make it a great one!

Mar 16, 2011 12:26 AM #2
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Kevin J. May
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Joshua, it is at that, but the hour is early yet!

Andrea, that was a do-over which was not as good as the original which somehow disappeared after stepping away from the keyboard for a moment.  Oh well, I tried to gather the thought as best I could.  I would love an F85 but no more garage space available unfortunately.  I should sell myself a new home instead!  

Mar 16, 2011 12:46 AM #3
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Kevin,

Your creativity knows no bounds...interesting analogy, keep it up! A

Mar 16, 2011 02:54 AM #4
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Kevin J. May
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Alexandra, the original was so much better.  This was piece-mealed together while the thought still rummaged through the gray matter.  Thank you!  

Mar 16, 2011 04:41 AM #5
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
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That was indeed a wonderful way to get your point across...Keeping abreast of the situations at hand will definitely have a smooth running.....Elizabeth :)

 

Sally

Mar 16, 2011 05:08 AM #6
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Kevin J. May
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Sally, yes, Elizabeth had deteriorated so subtly it was nearly imperceptible.  Knowing the pathways she maneuvered made the diagnosis easily rectified.  A smooth operator once again!  Thank you.

Mar 16, 2011 06:32 AM #7
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Hi Kevin, A very creative analogy for Ole Betsy, aptly renamed Elizabeth. A fun and wonderful read. Well Done!

Mar 16, 2011 12:15 PM #8
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Kevin J. May
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William, so, so glad that you were able to enjoy her revitalization with me! 

Mar 16, 2011 01:04 PM #9
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Hi Kevin, There have been so many twists and turns in the real estate industry and it has been a somewhat difficult and bumpy ride. But, it is about staying focused, moving forward, without looking back, and being able to adjust where adjustments are necessary. The market is continously changing, and we've got to be able to change with it.  Flexibility, with an open mind, is key!

Mar 16, 2011 01:57 PM #10
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Kevin J. May
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You've got it Sandy!  Adjusting to keep the ride as stable and safe as possible needs "flexibility" with some high effiicency 50/50 dampers (ie: shock absorbers).  I really like your focus point of "adust where necesary", that's key also.  Thank You!

Mar 17, 2011 12:36 AM #11
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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I like the way you changed your car's name from Betsy to Elizabeth.  I had a 1985 red mustang convertible, I named Susie.  Susie was always breaking down, and I was considering changing her name to Suzanna. . .Old Suzanna.  But it was easier to trade her in instead.  I still miss her though!

Mar 18, 2011 02:37 PM #12
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Kevin J. May
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Myrl, for cars I think that'll work.  Now, if it's a boat, I wouldn't take the chance.  Suzanna sounds like a great name for your next Mustang, you know you want another!  

Mar 19, 2011 11:45 AM #13
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Kevin you have a delightful way of spinning a story and making such sense out of it!  And I like this.... A map can be a wonderful tool but only if you know where to begin. This is so so true!  It has been a wild ride the last few years but 'shock absorbers' and staying focused with a map is key!

Mar 21, 2011 02:38 AM #14
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
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Anna, "shock absorbers" has always been a misnomer but one that everyone understands.  I sway towards the term "dampers" to keep the ride less harsh and controllable no matter what terrain we travel.  Thank you!  

Mar 21, 2011 07:45 AM #15
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Hey, Kevin – Man, that was a good read, but you need to put a couple of paragraph breaks in there. You can also do your post in Word so that if you step away from the keyboard, you have a better chance of not losing your work. Also, you can do lots of formatting in Word with colors and then simply drag and drop your text into your ActiveRain post, which will give you some color. Then add pictures as you normally do.

Mar 21, 2011 12:27 PM #16
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Kevin J. May
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I was happy to get it out in this form Russel.  Had a little angst prior to this version but Word is a great idea that I should incorporate.  Thanks for showing your appreciation here! 

Mar 21, 2011 12:56 PM #17
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