How Many Things Can Go Wrong in One Day?

Real Estate Agent with Lyon Real Estate BRE #00697006

Seems like all the bad things that could possibly happen to me have been on hold for the year and they all exploded yesterday. My sister is fond of saying I live a charmed life. She says it's like I walk around oblivious to the world around me because, I dunno, like I have guardian angels or something watching out for me. Not that I believe in angels, because I do not.

I was trying to pick out the silver linings from yesterday's activities, like I picked up a couple new clients. That's always good. Not dead yet, check. Yet, there was all of this other stuff coming at me from all directions. Text messages, phone calls backing up, emails exploding, people at my door, two different sets of contractors to work with, faulty materials, wrong installs, including having an AC contractor slap a large cash refund on my table and announce I should call somebody else because he can't fix it.

And that's just the tip of the iceberg.

When all chaos breaks loose, the thing to do is establish some sense of order. Tackle each solution methodically. You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: When Life Throws Curveballs, Duck and Resolve.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, home buying expert for, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout the four-county Sacramento area with an emphasis on Elk Grove. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 40 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate. BRE License # 00697006.

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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Whew Elizabeth-I'm not sure what I'd tackle first!  One of my biggest pet peeves is always having work done around the house that isn't done correctly. Then you have to have them back out, which is more wasted time. 

Oct 24, 2018 10:17 AM #1
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I had to smile when you said our next full moon wasn't until October 24th.  That's today, Elizabeth.  And, yes, it seems to be playing havoc with some of us.  While my luck has been a little better than your's, I spent time at my bank this morning.  I couldn't believe the amount of money I had taken from my ATM earlier this month.  One withdrawal on the 9th seemed suspicious.  I hadn't updated my records, I had no receipt for it.  However, when she told me where I was when I withdrew, I remembered it perfectly, and that the ATM couldn't print out receipts at the moment.  My grandson was with me for two weeks, and we were living fast and furious with sight-seeing, eating out, and planning a family gathering.  That withdrawal had gone absent to my memory.

Oct 24, 2018 01:15 PM #2
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