I've Been Looking For This Point. Thank You, Gabrielle Rhind!

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Mortgage and Lending with SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) NMLS 223495
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Desert tortoise: Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lenderThank you, Gabrielle Rhind!  I was looking for that comment to take me over the 600K milestone, and you provided it.  We have a great bunch of Rainers here in Tucson!

Milestones need celebrating. 

Little things keep me on track, and make up for the dry periods when I think about giving up blogging and spending the time doing something else.  It happens.

You may not have these feelings, dear AR reader, but from time to time, I want to give it all up and go do something else. 

Then I remember that consistency trumps genius, and that the Hare lost his race to the slow-but-steady Tortoise.

So I take another photo, comment on ten or twelve more posts, call two or three of you each day on the phone (that's the best!) and write another post.  This will be #938, according to the AR tracking system.

My next milestone?  It's old hat to some of you, but I'm looking forward to blog post #1,000 on the Active Rain Real Estate Network.

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I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson Arizona Mortgage Lender.

NMLS #223495

SUNSTREET MORTGAGE llc ~ Correspondent Mortgage Bank
Offices (AZ) Mesa, Tucson, Sierra Vista, and Nogales.

 

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Richard Ruggaber
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What a fantastic and inspiring post! Thank you for sharing this post.

Mar 24, 2011 10:59 AM #4
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Lou Ludwig
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Mike

Congratulations on achieving the 600,000 point milestone.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Mar 24, 2011 10:59 AM #5
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Deanne Olivas
Keller Williams Realty East Valley - Tempe, AZ
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Congratulations Mike. That is a huge accomplishment but the Best part is the awesome pictures you have given us of the desert.

Mar 24, 2011 11:01 AM #6
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Jeff Pearl
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Cool turtle. Congratulations!

Mar 24, 2011 11:07 AM #7
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Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

WTG, Mike.  Slow and steady - great analogy.

Mar 24, 2011 11:15 AM #8
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William J. Archambault, Jr.
The Real Estate Investment Institute - Houston, TX

 "Behold the turtle

He makes Progress

only when

He sticks his neck out" 

James Bryant Conant 1893 -1978 American, Chemist, Educator, President of Harvard 1933-1953, During WW2 Director of National Defense Research Committee, Deputy Director Office of Scientific Research and Development.

 

A great man who, like yourself stuck his neck out!

 Bill

Mar 24, 2011 11:37 AM #9
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Markita Woods NMLS#196099
Fairway Independent Mortgage - Woodbridge, VA
Queen of Mortgages - FHA, VA, Conventional, USDA

Keep it moving Mike, even if is slow and steady! Congrats.

 

Mar 24, 2011 01:58 PM #10
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Mike Jones
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Markita,

I'm working on it.  Thanks!

Bill,

You're an inspiration to me, my friend.  I'm going to have to make a pilgrimage to Houston just to have coffee with you and Brenda!

Juli,

Thanks!  How's your Mom?

Desert Tortoise: Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lenderJeff,

Here's the rest of him.

Deanne,

Thanks for your encouragement, and for those referrals.  You're an inspiration!

Lou,

I smile when I see you've commented.  I always know I'm going to see well-wishes: "Good luck and success."  Thank you.

Richard,

You're most welcome!

Larry,

You're another old friend, and I appreciate you.  Thanks for commenting.

Mike in Tucson

Mar 24, 2011 05:21 PM #11
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Judy Jennings
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Mike - That is a milestone to be proud of! Keep up the good work and keep snapping and sharing those fabulous photos.

Mar 24, 2011 11:59 PM #12
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Mike Jones
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Judy,

I'll do that.  Thanks!

Mike in Tucson

Mar 25, 2011 02:12 AM #13
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Congratulations on the 600K Point milestone.

If you ever get that feeling again...just call me.

Really like your turtles...I used couple in my post today.

Margaret

 

Mar 25, 2011 02:59 PM #14
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Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
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Mike, Congratulations.  It is exciting to see you reach this milestone.  I'm looking forward to many more fantastic photos as you reach future milestones.

Mar 25, 2011 05:03 PM #15
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Mike - Congratulations! I am hot on your heels and hope to be there in a couple of months!!! It is so rewarding to make these milestones!!!

Mar 26, 2011 02:57 AM #16
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Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Hey, Mike, I just noticed you're a tad low on your called shots - only 7?  Feel free to recommend my blogs ANY time and improve that number, LOL. 

Mar 26, 2011 05:13 PM #17
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Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
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Congrats on the milestone!!  So many posts so little time!   :-)

Mar 27, 2011 05:16 AM #18
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Hello Mike and your post is a few days old but I would like to congratulate you on your success at the rain, and keep up the great work. I saw a traffic sign today in the middle of the desert with a HUGE Tortoise on it like the one in your photos. I wanted to get a photograph but I was driving to fast and missed my chance.

Your post has been featured at one of my favorite groups at AR ...

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Vegas Bob ;o)

Mar 27, 2011 06:30 PM #19
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Mike Jones
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Vegas Bob,

Thanks for the feature!

Debra,

Ain't it the truth!

Juli,

Done!

Barbara-Jo,

You're almost there!

Gary,

You're one encouraging Rainer!  Thanks.

Margaret,

Will do!  Are you working on your next book?

Mike in Tucson

Mar 28, 2011 04:44 AM #20
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Olga Diaz
COLDWELL BANKER TOMLINSON - Pullman, WA
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So Cool!  Congratulations!  That is an incredible number! 

Mar 31, 2011 10:56 AM #21
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Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate - Tucson, AZ
Broker/Owner

HI MIKE!  I am lke the turtle!  But I finally got here!  Way to see my name in a title is so neat!  But your 600,000 is over the top neat!  Glad I was the one that put you over the edge!

Apr 11, 2011 11:35 AM #22
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Mike Jones
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Gab,

It was you!  Thanks!

Olga,

Thanks for stopping by; see you on your blog.

Mike in Tucson

Apr 12, 2011 02:08 AM #23
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