Living in an alternate universe.........

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Referral Group Incorporated

I was away, out of the country and kind of just taking it day by day. Then I came home yesterday and now the world I know is sort of upside down. There is a monastery up the street from me. They generally have a big weekend where people come from all over. It has been canceled. I received emails from the local grocery store, museums and even theaters indicating what they are doing in light of the corona outbreak. Numerous colleges in my area are sending their students home and having them take courses remotely.

The travel industry is all but dead and still I must say I felt safer while away than I do now in my small town of under 1000 people. There is a feeling that is growing.......it is helplessness and it is palpable. I don't do well living in fear and that coupled with my portfolio being diminished by roughly 35% is hard to cope with. I am getting my pups back today and we will hunker down and enjoy each other as much as we can. 

I won't starve and as long as I have heat and running water all I will be OK. I am starting to think Tanglewood won't happen this year too. I have no confidence in my government and when I could come back from abroad without being screened or talked to, I have to feel like we are each on our own. Be well my friends and be kind to yourself.

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Comments (30)

Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Hi Carol. I agree.     Sheila

Mar 12, 2020 06:45 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Hello Kat. Tanglewood opens in June and I fear it won't. TY     Going to get the pups now.   :)     Sheila

Mar 12, 2020 06:46 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Sheila,

I agree with Michael Jacobs, and more than ever we all need to live in the moment and not make assumpitions and go haywire.  That does not help anyone, or anything.  Like you, we are getting emails from various sources, and everyone is doing the best they can to take care of things.  A

Mar 12, 2020 07:00 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

This certainly is a crazy time to be going through.  I was attending a basketball tournament that has now been closed to the public, I am super bummed and hoping that I will at least be refunded the money I paid for tickets that I will not be allowed to use.

Mar 12, 2020 07:12 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Thank you Alexandra.      Sheila

Mar 12, 2020 07:35 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

I hope you get your money back Brian.     Sheila

Mar 12, 2020 07:36 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Sheila Anderson it's time to practice "nesting"....  but as long as my gym is open, I'll continue to go at 5:00am.... only 3 or 4 there at that time and we have plenty of distance between us..... I spray down everything before I touch it.... they have a special disinfectant.... spray before and after....

a good time to have a kindle and read ebooks.... I have three new ones and speed reading is not my talent!!!!  I think I'll have plenty of time to finish all of them.... 

stay safe and healthy.... I make soup everyday....beef bones... and turkey meatballs ..... no grain!  eggs and reduced fat grated cheese.... 

rambling!!!!!!!!!!!

Mar 12, 2020 08:03 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Hi Barbara. I went to my local supermarket this morning and I found two things.....higher prices, and scarcity of some staples. My dogs are home now and I have stuff to read to. I have a Dr.'s appointment later this month and I think I will postpone that. I will continue to goout if I need or want to but options are fading.    Sheila

Mar 12, 2020 08:36 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Sheila:

No doubt we are living in complex times and so much has changed, and continues to change. We are seeing the same here with events and schools closing (internet classes only) and likely more to come. It's important to be cautious, but panicking does no one any good.

Jeff

Mar 12, 2020 10:19 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Hi again Jeff. Panic is counter productive and being safe and home is or can be a gift. TY again.      Sheila

Mar 12, 2020 10:23 AM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Life has changed immensely here in the San Francisco area, too, Sheila. Enjoy your pups and the down time.

Mar 12, 2020 10:59 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

That's the plan Lottie. TY           Sheila

Mar 12, 2020 11:13 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I think it is only natural to feel a little anxiety about these times, Sheila.  Somehow, I have been able to minimalize those feelings a bit.  I have prepared for it, should I need to self-quarantine.  I do stay home and isolate more.  I do have Netflix, and a stack of books I've been reading to read for years.  The weather here is gorgeous.  I've been working out in my backyard landscape more.

Mar 12, 2020 03:59 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Hello Myrl. I am fine too and will be but the world seems to be spinning backwards. Thanks and work that garden.      Sheila

Mar 12, 2020 04:04 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Sheila.

Walmart, Target, and all of the other stores are sold out of hand sanitizer and toilet paper.  I am going to make my own hand sanitizer, Ginger Harper posted a blog about the ingredients.  I bought them yesterday

Mar 13, 2020 01:51 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Hi James. I was able to buy those things here. good luck.      Sheila

Mar 13, 2020 04:04 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

It's normal to be anxious especially with the lack of trust in our leaders.

My husband and I are retired and have no problem staying home. We stocked up at the store on Friday and other than two fairly risk free appointments this week, don't plan to see or be with anyone.

I didn't even take Jacinda for a planned sleepover last night. Just not worth the risk.

My biggest concern is my parents who are in Florida.  We had planned to take the rv to be with them and now that plan is on hold to see how this all progresses. It will get worse before it gets better and I don't want to be caught far from home when it does.

Mar 15, 2020 08:44 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Hello again Sharon. We share thinking on this. I am heartsick about it but we are where we are. I had company coming at the end of the month and they cancelled. They were only coming from NJ but I get it. I will keep your parents in my prayers.      Sheila

Mar 15, 2020 10:34 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Hunker down with the pups and enjoy their company!

Mar 15, 2020 02:02 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Thank you Georgie. Will do.       Sheila

Mar 15, 2020 02:03 PM