Butterflies and the New Reality

Real Estate Agent with Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ BR564219000

I actually had butterflies driving to Safeway this morning at 5:45 hoping they had toilet paper.

We were out before this whole thing started.  First of March I'd gone to Costco for Pantry shopping and the shelves were empty.  I didn't really think much of it.

Mid March I managed to snag a single ply pack at Sprouts - the last time I went in-store shopping until today.

So today was Senior Day or Auto-Immune Day at the local Supermarket so off I went hoping I was old enough to qualify, but I took my asthma inhaler just in case I needed some kind of proof I was "higher risk".  They just smiled and waved me in.

This new reality we are living in is something.  I've been learning virtual this and technology that and helping my clients and prospects in every way I can -- at a distance.

I live with my 88 year old mother - I can't take chances, even though she says, "When it's my time, it's my time."  

I met with actual buyers yesterday and took every precaution - and of course she did too, she is 7 months pregnant. The interaction was stimulating and got my adrenaline going.

Please know we can have a Zoom meeting, or a Skype, or and Instant Messenger Call or a Hangout. I'm happy to Facetime, or take a video, or just talk on the phone and text.

New reality tells us that we're going to be living a precautionary lifestyle for an indefinite time.

Tucson Sunrise

I loved the sunrise I saw this morning rising a bit earlier than the norm.

Cholla Blossoms in Tucson

I love the blossoms I catch as I get more exercise than ever.

Pelicans at Arthur Pack Park in Tucson

I love the catch-up and humanity of reaching out to everyone I know to see how they are doing.  We can get so busy with work and life that we lose those small moments.  (Photo shared by a client/friend.  Pelicans at Arthur Pack Park in Tucson, AZ April 29, 2020)

So, in this new reality, I'm thankful for the small moments.


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Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Long Realty,


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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Take great care when you must be out an about.

We are counting on home delivery for groceries.

Apr 30, 2020 08:21 AM #1
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Is that a photo of the t.p. you found during your recent shopping trip?

Yes, the world is a bit different right now and we have to use all sorts of different methods to keep moving forward.

Enjoy your day!

Apr 30, 2020 08:29 AM #2
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Yes, we're definitely living through a new time. I'm glad to hear your mother is with you, a healthy place for her to be, surrounded by love. Stay well as we navigate through these times.

Apr 30, 2020 09:53 AM #5
Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Cara so nice to see you in the Rain!  Take care of you and your Mom!  And of course all your clients too!

Apr 30, 2020 02:41 PM #6
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Cara- take care of yourself and your mother. I hope the TP situation gets better there. We can get it here but I've found that flour is hard to get and there's no alcohol around. 

Apr 30, 2020 07:35 PM #7
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

We live with our 93 year old mom, so I completely "get it." As for the little moments, they are the ones to savor right now. 

May 01, 2020 06:40 AM #10
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Running out of Toilet Paper?  That's Crap-Tacular.  
We are in another world.  I'm setting my alarm to go shopping. Get in line and hope we can get what we need.  If we can get what we want ... that's a double-win! 



May 08, 2020 09:46 AM #11
Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale

Cara Marcelle Mancuso nice ending photo to your post, the cat and the tp. Happy to report many of the shortages of early April are no more in our area. Hope it's same for you in AZ.

May 17, 2020 07:18 AM #12
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