Another day that ends in Y from an engineers perspective

Real Estate Agent with Phoenix Property Shoppe





I bet you  imagined this was going to be another one of those long drawn out engineer posts that just about everyone but an engineer prefers to avoid at all costs. And I'll also bet you wondered what did the 'flight of bacon' photo have to do with days that end in Y. Am I right or am I right?  Wait....who is that comedian that says that. I have no idea, do you? Ok now let's get back to my original point. What was it? Are you as confused as I am right now? Was it because I like bacon? No I don't think so.


Oh yea - days that end in Y.  As an engineer that's pretty easy to explain! Every day is full of Why's. Why this? Why that? Why not? Who's why was that anyway? Why didn't it work? Why can't you figure it out? Why did that part not arrive? Why? Why? Why? We are constantly solving big whys day in and day out, year after year.  Why do we do this? Because we like solving things. And we like putting things together to! We are just flat out strange people. Why?  Ok I'll stop now - I promise.



Another day that ends in Y from an engineers perspective 

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Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling

Co-Owner/ Licensed Real Estate Agent

Phoenix Property Shoppe



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Comments (15)

Faye Y. Taylor
StepStone Realty, LLC - Floresville, TX
Country Living with City Convenience -Wilson Co TX

  Love it.  My grandfather used to laugh about my boyfriend who would hang over his neighboring fence when he was small & ask Grandpa "Why this? Why that?"  Little did he know that small inquistive boy would be a BIG deal in this girl's high school life later on.

Sep 08, 2017 03:29 PM
Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling

Hi Faye Taylor  that little boy was a budding engineer! I know I was just like that.  Nice story of the 2 of you.

Sep 08, 2017 03:58 PM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Gary - One thing I didn't question was the photo of the bacon. Bacon - the food of the gods - needs no justification. It's always right, no matter where it turns up, although it would be better in front of me than in a photo. As for the whys, they're a constant with us, because asking them is the only way to know. Have a great weekend!

Sep 08, 2017 03:34 PM
Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling

Hey Dick Greenberg how did I know that about you? Yes always right, anytime. Thanks you guys as well.

Sep 08, 2017 03:59 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes™- by eXp Realty - Vancouver, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Enjoyed this, Gary. Why, you ask? Because it was refreshingly fun on a Friday afternoon. I don't eat bacon, well, I do eat turkey bacon...I'm one of those weirdos. Lol. D 

Sep 08, 2017 03:54 PM
Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling

hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD fun it what we all need a little of at this point with all that's going on.  Another one of those is Anna!

Sep 08, 2017 04:00 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Wish you could delever that bacon, so hungry sitting here waiting for dinner. I had a week of why's and why nots with some very negative souls. I am happy it is over, have a good weekend Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling 

Sep 08, 2017 03:55 PM
Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling

Consider it delivered in your mind Scott Godzyk and I'll rush a nice bottle of cabernet to go with that bacon.

Sep 08, 2017 04:00 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Anna was right you do have  a great sense of humor.  Now she didn't tell us yout would call her a weirdo those, I like to think f myself as unique now weird. Love post

Sep 08, 2017 05:51 PM
Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling

Sharon Lee why thank you! I resemble that remark.  We use the word weirdo in the best possible sense and it's all in fun! 

Sep 11, 2017 04:53 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Gary- first of all, it is a smart person who knows when to ask questions!  How do you learn? Right!   And Dick Greenberg is right about bacon. You can add so much to a meal by just having bacon!!!

Sep 08, 2017 06:38 PM
Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling

Kathy Streib and it's got to be good bacon - not just any old bacon!

Sep 11, 2017 04:54 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I love working with engineers. They are very thorough and I have one seller right now that questions everything, Googles and verifies and then says thank you a lot for all that I do. I love it.

Sep 08, 2017 08:37 PM
Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling

Yup Debbie Reynolds that is our 'job'. Verify and verify again, maybe again lol.


Sep 11, 2017 04:55 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


I think WHY is a great question! As far as bacon, is concerned, I only wish this was not a photo!

Enjoy your weekend!


Sep 08, 2017 08:47 PM
Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling

Me too Jeff Dowler but why do we,that is the question!

Sep 11, 2017 04:55 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Well I must disagree with  our friend Dick Greenberg  once you watch the movie "Babe" there is no way on god's good earth you can have bacon on the table... just ask Diane... it has been 15+ years since we had bacon on our table...Endre

Sep 08, 2017 11:42 PM
Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling

Well that's too bad Endre Barath, Jr. you should not have watched that movie.   I am not giving up my bacon. I gave up donuts and coke - done!

Sep 11, 2017 04:56 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Gary. I loved this and enjoyed your perspective. Your bacon looks good enough to eat. Cheers.

Sep 09, 2017 07:56 AM
Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling

Hi Sheila Anderson we must have some fun along the way, right!  That is how they serve a 'flight' of bacon at a brunch place called Oink.

Sep 11, 2017 04:57 PM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Gary, being a big fan of the Five "Ws", why is a great conversation starter. You engineers have gotten a bad rap! 

Sep 09, 2017 08:10 AM
Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling

Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate oh I don't know about that - I'm kind of an odd type of engineer. Most don't have a sense of humor - all very serious you know!

Sep 11, 2017 04:58 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Gary I do not want to disappoint you so I have to ask why :) :) :)

Sep 09, 2017 08:01 PM
Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling

lol good one George Souto !

Sep 11, 2017 04:58 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling,

Gla I caught your post on Debbie Reynolds re-blog..I'm with Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate you engineers have  gotten a bad rap..all those questions..great way to understand anything! Even the bacon on your plate and why it is not on mine!

Sep 10, 2017 06:08 AM
Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling

Dorie Dillard holy smokes reblog! Why???? I say - haha.

Sep 11, 2017 04:59 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

That is really the bacon picture. Adds flavor. LOL

Sep 21, 2017 07:36 AM
Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling

Hi Sharon Tara that's what they use for the bacon flights - gotta love that.

Oct 24, 2017 12:08 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

That bacon is making my mouth water, Gary!  And, too funny but, most of my engineers do not have your sense of humor - oh, how I wish you could clone yourself and move to Charlotte!  LOL

Oct 07, 2017 09:13 PM
Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling

Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS that is so true. Trust me I know, many a dinner party with engineers can be quite dry with a few of us 'crazy guys' scattered into the mix...and of course our crazy fun wifes too!

Oct 24, 2017 12:13 PM