Grateful for getting most of my Thanksgiving shopping done...

Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices 01238708

I am grateful for getting most of my Thanksgiving shopping done and it is Tuesday... so this will allow me to do some prepping tomorrow and buy what I am still missing for the Olympics of Cooking the Thanksgiving Meal:)))

Wow time flies, not sure if it is day seven or day eight of my Grateful Challenge, all I can say is today I am grateful that I could get most of my shopping done for Thanksgiving, a few odds and ends I might have missed will either not be missed or I will handle it tomorrow.

In between the shopping, I managed to get a listing extended, upload a new listing, send information out to three potential buyers send out explanations to a couple agent inquiries. Also, pick up my assistant from the Vet’s Office. Drop off the Dry Cleaning.

Anyway, you get the idea and how could I handle all this? Having a Smart Phone, Internet connectivity and a lot of patience to fight the greater Los Angeles traffic a few days before Thanksgiving.

Well looking back not sure what I am more grateful for the fact that I got my shopping done or that I could handle my business all in-between all the chores?

I can recall 23+ years ago, this would not have been a possibility, I remember when I had a pager, a huge Motorola suitcase phone and I also remember when I had the pager go off and I was looking for a payphone pre Motorola Suitcase PhoneJ)


If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu, feel free to contact me at310.486.1002 (m) or or visit one of my websites at  I am a Pet Friendly Realtor and I contribute a portion of my commission to local animal rescue organizations.


This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Just for Fun
California Los Angeles County Los Angeles
Almost Anything Goes
Active Rain Foodaholics
ActiveRain Contests
Be Thankful
pet friendly realtor
los angeles realtor
endre barath
grateful challenge

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I'm thankful for all the options we now have for Thanksgiving in this world or country, rather.

Nov 22, 2016 11:58 PM #1
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Endre Barath, Jr. - Because of our business, the demands force us to be as efficient as possible with our time. I order 2 to 4 weeks in advance and pick the food up on Tuesday and Wednesday in between appointments! 

PS!  Don't EVER give that typewriter away.  Some lucky person in your family should inherit it.  It is a piece of history!  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. 

Nov 23, 2016 02:57 AM #2
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Good morning Endre Barath, Jr., this is so fascinating about us humans, we are quick to adapt, we may moan and cry along the way and say "not, me..never..ever..ever" but we give in. Somehow, we managed with the pagers, filthy pay phones, cell phones that came with a suitcase, typewriters with stiff keys, here we are today with everything we need to gain speed, yet we still complain.
I have to go out and do some last minute shopping today, may serenity be with me! Have a Happy Thanksgiving to you and Diane!

Nov 23, 2016 05:02 AM #3
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, Endre... I remember "those days" along with you. But I don't remember them as "bad old days" even though we have so many more conveniences these days. Enjoy your Thanksgiving Day preparations!

Nov 23, 2016 05:18 AM #4
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Endre Barath, Jr. ,

I had to chuckle because I remember well a pager and hunting down a pay phone!! My oh my how connectivity has changed! Glad to hear you are on it with the Thanksgiving preparations for this years feast!

Nov 23, 2016 05:25 AM #5
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good morning Endre. Brings back memories of taking the batteries out of the pager out of frustration! Never could find a convenient pay phone! Enjoy your Thanksgiving feast!

Nov 23, 2016 06:13 AM #6
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Endre -- hopefully you avoided the Westside Parking Lot(AKA the 405 Freeway) yesterday....

Nov 23, 2016 07:59 AM #7
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Finished shopping last night. Ready to rock and roll in the kitchen. Happy Thanksgiving Endre.

Nov 23, 2016 09:05 AM #8
Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale
Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260 - Tahoe City, CA
Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers

Endre Barath, Jr. - You are a lucky one to be all done with your Thanksgiving Day shopping!  : )

Nov 23, 2016 09:17 AM #9
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

I'm leaving for 6 weeks in Hawaii next week, and am shuddering at the thought of having to take care of myself since I'm going to our new house and not a hotel. I'll have to do all the cooking, grocery shopping, cleaning, laundry, which I don't do. I can't pick up the phone and order breakfast or call for housekeeping. Ack.

Glad you are ready for Thanksgiving, Endre. My idea of being ready was handled a few weeks back when I made reservations for dinner, heh, heh.

Nov 23, 2016 09:50 AM #10
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Endre, Gosh are you slacking off or what! LOl ::)) Most folks do not get that much done in a week!! Have a great feast.. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Diane. 

Nov 23, 2016 01:45 PM #11
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Sitterle Homes - Richmond, TX
Sitterle Homes


 Yum we are coming over and I 'll bring vino. I saw the picture of your traffic on the news and FB God Bless you I do not think  I would have that patience!

Nov 23, 2016 03:21 PM #12
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Finished my shopping on Monday Endre Barath, Jr.   I am sure you will pull your meal off without a hitch.  At this point the only thing I have left to prepare is the turkey!

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 23, 2016 03:54 PM #13
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


It's always good to have our Thanksgiving shopping done.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Nov 23, 2016 10:38 PM #14
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

You accomplished a lot with the help of your smartphone. That looks like a mighty big turkey. You must like lots of leftovers.

Nov 25, 2016 06:41 PM #15
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?


Endre Barath, Jr.

Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
Ask me a question
Spam prevention