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Missing the love of my Life

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Photography by Robert Swetz


I have only been down in Las Vegas now for 2 days and I am missing the love of my life.

This photo was taken only only days before I flew down of my wife and our 2 boys Jonny & Glen. We have been apart several times over the last 2 years so we have found a way to adjust. They know I will be making great money working on a huge construction project in California. 

The great money that I will be making will purchase the 5 acres they are standing on in the photo in only a matter of months. And if I stay with this job I will be able to build a small retirement home on this property that Lin is really praying for.

When I retire after the next 3-4 years Lin and I will be staying in the home I wish to build on this vacant land in Trapper Creek close to Palmer Alaska.

We will stay there spring, summer, fall and spend the cold winters in Myanmar & the Philippines where Lin owns land.

I have really fallen in love with Alaska and my new family of 2 years. And for anyone that has seen the movie, The Wizard of Oz ...

I find myself thinking when I think about Alaska and my family ...


Posted by

Robert "Vegas Bob" Swetz  

Direct: 408 410 4171

"Have a Wonderful Day"




Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

My heart feels for you but I know everything will be in good hands, whatever it is! Hang in there!

May 11, 2016 04:22 PM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Sorry you are so sad but your end goal will make up for it all! Alaska is hard to leave but you will be back!

May 11, 2016 05:36 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Good morning VB.  Absence make the heart grow fonder.  The days will pass quickly, but not as fast as you would want. 

May 11, 2016 08:32 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Robert Vegas Bob Swetz So you did buy 5 acres at Trapper Creek. I sort of thought you were heading that way. Next, choose the home! Congratulations!

May 11, 2016 09:19 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

How exciting!  It will all be worth it. Sounds like you have a wonderful future planned for your family!

May 11, 2016 10:56 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

God Morning Robert Vegas Bob Swetz - Home is we're the heart is.  Like you my heart is with my family.

May 11, 2016 11:19 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Laura ...

Thanks for stopping, always a pleasure and you are right!

May 12, 2016 01:15 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Debra ...

You are right, Alaska will be waiting for me and I will be back up there soon, possibly to fish halibut in July ;o)

May 12, 2016 01:21 AM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Sorry Vegas Bob, I feel for you. You have a real problem here, move to Alaska or visit often?

May 12, 2016 02:33 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Robert Vegas Bob Swetz  how sweet to hear you say this -- do what you have too and when you are done -- click your heels 3 times a say " there is no place like home "  Home you will go

May 12, 2016 07:18 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Good luck with all your projects!

May 12, 2016 08:47 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello James ...

So true and yes time will go by fast, but not as fast as I would wish!

May 12, 2016 11:31 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Sandy & Norm ...

Thanks for stopping by and yes - yes!

May 12, 2016 11:33 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Sharon ...

Thanks for stopping by, always a pleasure!

May 12, 2016 02:18 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Grant ...

Yes home is where the heart is and family is very important!

May 12, 2016 02:19 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Bob, what a beautiful setting.  Better make it big enough to accommodate house guests!

May 20, 2016 02:03 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Pat and you are funny 😎

May 20, 2016 02:37 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Noah ...

Thanks for stopping by my friend and I will figure it out!

May 20, 2016 02:39 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Hannah ...

That would be cool and or maybe beam me up like Star Trek 👽

May 20, 2016 02:40 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Olga ...

So nice to have you stop by!

May 20, 2016 02:41 PM