Today is a gray, cold, rainy, and very windy day in South Central Texas; but, I woke up ready and excited for my day to start. First, I had to stop by the office and then take the 30 minute drive up to New Braunfels, TX. I had an appointment scheduled with some former clients to discuss listing the house I sold them 3 years ago. Employer has asked them to relocate - they love their house and New Braunfels and will miss both but must move forward with their lives. That's not the reason I was excited for my day to start.
The reason, another Active Rain Meeting! I had mentioned to Carl & Ceil Winters that I would be in New Braunfels, TX for appointment this morning. Well, Ceil quickly checked Carl's schedule and he was already committed to do an Inspection. But, she had to be in New Braunfels to run some errands and suggested we meet for lunch! We decided to go to Mamacita's Mexican Restaurant on IH-35.
My appointment was a little long but I called Ceil as soon as I was back in my car and on my way. She was already at the shopping center and said she'd be at the restaurant waiting for me. Of course, I got behind every slow car and caught every stop light between my client's house and the restaurant and then missed the turn and had to make a "U" turn and come back.
I walked into the restaurant and there she was - sitting on a bench waiting for me!!! We recognized each other immediately, hugged and began to talk as they escorted us to our table. Orders for drinks (coke & iced tea) and food (enchiladas) were given and we continued to talk -- about Active Rain, Real Estate, Inspections, etc., etc. We had a great waiter - he was very patient with us - I think he came to our table 3 times to take our lunch order J
When he brought the ticket, we realized it was time to leave. We asked the waiter to take our pictures with each of our cameras - which he graciously did. Then, Ceil reached over and handed me a gift bag she said Carl had sent me! See the contents in the picture.
Note pads, business cards, a booklet on Home Maintenance and a small spiral notebook are all logical choices to include in a gift bag - but M & M's. Yes, the M & M's had to be included! You see I'm the M & M Queen of Active Rain. Ok, ok, read here - you'll understand and get a good laugh!!!