That's What (ActiveRain) Friends Are For.......

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That’s What (ActiveRain)Friends Are For….

Oh goodness, what would I do without my ActiveRain Friends, especially Sharon and Roger (BARFF).  

Yesterday I was at Marshall’s doing some “sourcing”(shopping) for an upcoming staging.  Of the “Good, Bad and Ugly” of vacant home staging, this definitely falls under the “GOOD” part!!!

I was only in need of 1 accessorybut my cart kept taking me up and down every aisle in the housewares department.

That’s when I did it… I made a call to my good friend, Sharon Tara!

 

   shopping cart sharon tara    
              All it took was a call to Sharon.  I stopped!  Well after 1 basket!    

 

And then today, while I was in the grocery store I passed something that usually shows up in the fall.  It’s a signal that cooler weather is on the way!   No more risk of meltdown in our 90+ degree weather.

There they were… Mallomars!   I’ve loved them since I was a kid.  All I wanted was one… just one but you have to buy the whole box!

Another phone call…… Hello, BARFF?

 

           
  mallomars       Roger Mucci        
        Roger was on his way to his weekly meeting with Mickey.  Thank goodness I reached him!        
           



Find your AR friends, and make sure you have them on speed dial!

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Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Kathy,

Sounds like it was a good thing you made those 2 important calls to 2 important friends in Active Rain..I'm sure you feel better with the added reinforcement concerning your need to practice some restraint:).

Oct 29, 2013 09:40 PM #3
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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Whew!  So glad you were able to reach both of us BARFF..........this is too funny!

Oct 29, 2013 09:45 PM #4
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Bobbie Smith
Stroudsburg, PA
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Kathy, Such a cute post. LOL. Too funny. Thanks for that big smile this am.

I must remember this for next time I am in the chocolate aisle at the store. LOL

Oct 29, 2013 09:52 PM #5
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Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

Kathy, we have awesome friends in Active Rain, and we are a big family!

Oct 29, 2013 10:36 PM #6
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Cute post Kathy.  I've made some valuable friendships through AR as well.                                                          

Oct 29, 2013 10:38 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Hi Kathy....nice post to read....the value of AR friends....

Oct 29, 2013 10:55 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I think you should have rewarded yourself, bought them, ate them all and then proceeded to the beach, walked up and down to burn the calories and enjoy the warmth and sunshine. I am like you, i could not eat just one.

Oct 29, 2013 11:23 PM #9
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

We can go to pick up some milk and Dolores will fill the basket. 

Enjoy your shopping, regardless of the better advice.

Oct 29, 2013 11:31 PM #10
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hella- well, my problem is that those little puddings wouldn't have lasted long in my house!!!! LOL

Debbie- I could have had a second cart.  Thank goodness Sharon picked up the phone. 

Dorie- I have restraint about some things but chocolate and shopping for goodies for the house aren't in that category!

BARFF- they had those cookies sitting right there at the endcap staring at me!

Bobbie- yes, pick up the phone and call someone.

Barbara- that we are!  

Jared and Amanda- it's not like any other community that I know.

BarbaraT- not just the points here, right!

Scott- oh good grief.... I should have called you!!!

Roy- it's too true.  Larry will place things in the basket and what a surprise when I check out. 

Oct 29, 2013 11:40 PM #11
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Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

great to have many a conscious friend on call when ever you need them!

Oct 30, 2013 12:09 AM #12
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Kathy,

Very nice post about the Active Rain members and their help.

I bet you should have taken Mr. Bond's (Roger) advice about the Mallowmars. Too funny.

Have a good day in Delray Beach.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 30, 2013 12:35 AM #13
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Kathy -- hmm, I never thought about it before but I guess AR is almost like another twelve step program of sorts.   It's good to have friends -- whether real or virtual - in the 'Rain.   Glad you survived..one day at a time.   

Oct 30, 2013 01:33 AM #14
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Kathy - It all comes down to knowing which friends to call. Do NOT call me on a Mallomars-type situation - I'd just tell you to get at least 3 boxes AND some white cheddar cheezits!

Oct 30, 2013 02:17 AM #15
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Lesson learned here....DON'T call Dick Greenberg!  LOL!  Glad I could be of service, and I enjoyed the conversation so I got something out of it too!  I still can't believe you called me just to tell you to leave the store!  LOL!

Oct 30, 2013 02:51 AM #16
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

What a support group!  I need a couple of folks like that on speed dial when I pass anything coconut!

Oct 30, 2013 03:35 AM #17
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Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR
BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253 - Davie, FL
Top Listing Broker

LOL! Your friendship is an inspiration to AR. Thanks for sharing your moments!

Oct 30, 2013 04:23 AM #18
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Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
Let it Rain!

Where would we be without our AR Friends?  Thank you for the call today Kathy, you are such a sweetheart!

Oct 30, 2013 08:28 AM #19
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
Kathy, it's great to be able to call a friend who will save you from yourself when you need it! :-)
Oct 30, 2013 11:25 AM #20
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Kathy, you really cracked me up. This is a good one. Lucky you for such good friends.

Keep up the good work staying away from things you do not need and listening to the important people in your life.

Oct 30, 2013 12:42 PM #21
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

AR friends to the rescue! This is too funny, you got to use "call a friend" option, saved $$ and calories.

Oct 30, 2013 10:16 PM #22
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