Coffee...Why I Need It Now More Than Ever!! Or Do I?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska

"Rise and Shine", she hollered from the kitchen! Mike McCann Mach1 Realty and Robyn McCann 2019

"Coffee is on".  I knew it was, because I could smell it wafting through the house and down the hallway to our bedroom where I was trying to catch a late wink.  We have this little 'routine' almost every Sunday. And I am happy to let it play out when I can.

Let me explain isn't easy, so you will have to try and keep up...better go freshen up your coffee first!!

Are you ready?  Let's go then....

My beautiful, smart, and stunning wife, Robyn, has an 8-5 job, 5 days a week, at the natural gas energy company here in Kearney. Been there 14 years today. She is awesome at what she does and knows what she is doing at almost any given time between 8 and 5. I can set my clock to when she leaves the house in the morning...even to within two minutes of when she will get home in the afternoon..(if I am at the home office).

So 5 days a week she gets up at 5:55AM to get ready to leave for work at 7:40 AM.  Like clockwork.  ME? I go down stairs and lay back down for an hour or so. ie: We get up...we make the bed...she goes to the shower and I go back to another bed...and go back to sleep. Somewhere in there she makes a pot of coffee.

Then on Sunday's, she likes to get up and watch the CBS? show that has been on for decades...and likes to watch the first part alone!! You know the show...the one with the cool sunshine logo!!

Robyn once had a real estate license...we happily worked together for one year...and I loved it...but she likes to know what she is doing every day and during the day. She loves routines and in our industry of real estate...even with the current situation...well, it is anything but routine! 

Way back in the 1990's I had an office at Re/Max Real Estate Group in Colorado Springs.  Robyn joined me in late 1997 and part of 1998 and it was great! She is so strong where I am weak. (Still)  We were kicking tail and taking numbers.  Still to this day in the top 5 of years of our annual family income.

We did not drink coffee then...maybe that is the reason.

I moved our Re/Max office to a home office in early 1999 as we were building a home with an office in it and it was 25 minutes away from the Re/Max office during heavy traffic which seemed to be all the time.

I have worked out of the home office ever since and love it...yep over 20 years! But that is a story for another time. dream of us working together for decades as a team were dashed after our 1 year agreement to work together was up.  We each had said we would try it for a year and if either did not like it we would stop. And she hated showing houses to strangers and she hated not having her routines. We had an 8 year old and a 3 year old so I was fine with her being there for the kids.  She worked part time doing data entry from the home and worked around the kids schedules.

SO how does this all tie in to Sunday morning coffee?  Well..... Mike McCann Mach1 Realty

Robyn is one of those are some of you...who does not want any interaction with anyone...not even the love of her life...let alone her spouse...for the first XX number of minutes every day.  NO make the bed and leave me alone and don't look at me kind of person. 

I do not remember her being like that back in the day before kids...but young love probably knocks us out of many of our routines. She prefers to not see my happy smiling chirping face for about an hour every morning.  That includes every day except Saturday. Ad definitely not before she has a cup of coffee...with the Saturday exception.

Saturday is the morning she wants to sleep in a little and wants me the hell out of the room!! So I drag my sorry butt out to the coffee pot...with a stop at the hallway bathroom on the way...and make a pot of coffee. She prefers Dunkin Donut brand....

Note: It is 8:50 am here in Nebraska on 3-23-20.  Just got a call from the now 95 year old farmer and WWII Navy vet  client to come out for...wait for it...COFFEE!!  He asked if I had the "crud" and I said NO...he said then get out here he has some stories to tell me. If you are wondering who this is...go back a couple of my blogs and you can read about him.  I will be back in...not guaranteed...about an hour and a half as he lives only a few miles away... 

Well...I am back...I spent the entire morning there and then business cropped up and all of a sudden it is Friday PM!! My trusty Contigo coffee thermos is by my side!!

So since it is Friday... that means you know what is going to happen...right?  Sort of.. anyway...tomorrow morning I will be up have a listing appointment at 1pm...and hopefully our daughter Jaime will be home for a few days...and guess what? ...she is just like her Mom in the looks department AAAAAANNNNDDDD  in the a double dose of ignoring my happy smiling face first thing on Saturday!!                        

So I am quickly reminded as I take a sip of coffee that I just poured and is very hot...stay safe from the apocalypse and be smart with your decisions.  Perhaps someday we will have a cup of joe together...either in person or on the Internet!!

 Can you figure which one of these beauties is my wife and which is my daughter? Until Next time...we'll keep the coffee hot for you!!       

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

Hi mike- thank you again for one of your fun stories. I love my coffee and my husband, Larry, makes mine for me every morning. We like Dunkin's whole bean coffee. 

Mar 27, 2020 07:46 PM #3
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Mike,  I always enjoy a good cup of coffee and a good coffee story.  Thanks!

Mar 27, 2020 10:09 PM #4
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I like a routine as well and I have one but it is also a routine that allows for flexibility, haha.

Mar 28, 2020 06:03 AM #5
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Mar 28, 2020 06:50 PM #6
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Mike. I enjoyed reading about you, your family and the coffee. Stay well.

Mar 29, 2020 07:31 AM #7
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I enjoyed reading your coffee-related family post! I laughed at your early-morning-don't-look-at-me descriptions. Families can be so interesting!

Mar 29, 2020 07:58 AM #8
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Wow they do look alike, that is pretty amazing. Always enjoy reading your stories, and now living alone I can drink my coffee when I want, usually when I get back from a walk.

Mar 29, 2020 08:20 AM #9
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker - What a fun post!  I too like my coffee first thing in the morning.  After that, I hit the MLS to check for new listings! 

We all have our routine and it is wonderful that you help your wife follow her routine ...especially on Sundays.

Mar 29, 2020 09:00 AM #10
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I love what you shared. We have a Sunday routine in our home too, one where I spoil my bride with breakfast in bed and her Sunday paper. That was a fun peek into your world, great share!

Thomas J Nelson REALTOR

Mar 29, 2020 09:01 AM #11
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

When I saw her picture I immediately remembered working with her, but had forgotten you worked together! We spent so much money working out of an office, and '99 was the year I figured it was wasted money.  Love you, sir, and hope you're find immense peace during these less than peaceful times. 

Mar 29, 2020 10:46 AM #12
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker - Coffee, yes!  That is the first thing I think about in the morning.

Mar 29, 2020 11:47 AM #13
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi there, Mike, I really enjoyed reading this and had to chuckle, my husband is the one who is slow to wake up in the mornings. He is not much for chit chat either until he's had enough coffee.  However, we do generally watch the CBS Morning Show together. D 

Mar 29, 2020 02:40 PM #14
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

oh your wife and I are cut from the same cloth.  I do not want anyone to talk to me for that first hour.  I'm a bear.  My Donald is perky and happy and I hate it for that hour.

Mar 29, 2020 08:21 PM #15
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Good morning. As someone who grew up with her grandmother's Swedish egg coffee, I thoroughly enjoy the sharing of your story.  Take care,

Apr 01, 2020 06:20 AM #16
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

It’s one of the first things I do every morning, just before I take my Black Lab on his morning walk 

Apr 01, 2020 09:37 AM #17
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

Oh the joys of a routine!  Some pp may find it boring, and it can be, but I find a routine very comforting.  Waking up every day with 'nothing to do' just isn't for me. Congrats on the long and happy marriage!

Apr 01, 2020 11:20 AM #18
John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

A java, the elixir of life!!  Hard to give up the coffee habit it seems.  But it can be done, IF you wish.  I never make it at home.  Must go out and get it and then there are danishes, and friends to talk to, and before you know it your whole morning has vanished!!!!  Thanks for the story!

Apr 01, 2020 01:50 PM #19
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I can really have one of those days at least three times a week. Keep your head up and stay safe. :)

Apr 01, 2020 10:14 PM #20
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

John Henry, Florida Architect It really can be the elixir of life if used in proper moderation with a certain type of focus and determination. :).

Henry Kammandel Jr

Apr 01, 2020 10:15 PM #21
Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs

You are certainly a talented writer and I love this story! It is very relatable and funny, too. Now that we are in a stay-at-home order, all I have left for coffee is that decaf jar that has been shoved to the back of the pantry.  I've been "decaffeinated" for a while now!

Apr 02, 2020 10:24 AM #24
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