And Then The Phone Rang. . .

By
Industry Observer CalBRE #01165532

 

And Then The Phone Rang. . . 

 

Although issues of the day on ActiveRain can cause frustration and may be out of our control, that doesn’t eliminate the constant chatter on the subject.  This extends far beyond AR into many, if not all, areas of social media and in the real world.  

 

That said, this forum is unique because we often initially meet members through their words.  There can be times 

when these words can become one-sided but through back-and-forth commenting, a relationship can develop.  



We learn about them as well as things going on in their world.  Sometimes, meetings in person can occur but 

connections have been known to happen  through a variety of communication methods. 

 

I don’t remember when I first “met” Sharon Lee but I do recall the comment exchanges that have taken place here.  That eventually extended to Facebook but a phone call never took place until recently.  As part of the current 

ActiveRain challenge, Kathy Streib and Hannah Williams are co-hosting It’s Time To Reach Out And Touch Someone Well Not Literally.  

 

I asked Sharon if she had time and wanted to chat and she gladly accepted.  Our conversation(actually plural, since it was divided into multiple parts) brought another dimension to knowing each other.  

 

Sure, we talked about ActiveRain a bit but there were things about our own stories where some missing blanks were filled along with a chapter or two on current events as well as hopes/dreams/plans of the future.  The opportunity of putting a voice with the words reminded me that while Sharon was living the South when we first “met”she is a native of upstate New York.  



If you follow her, you likely know that Sharon is approaching life with a sense of adventure exploring many parts of our country(and into Canada too).    She is doing this “her way”.  Here’s to more adventures!   Thank you, Sharon for accepting my phone call request.  




The  image in this post is from canstockphoto.com 

 

 

Posted by

Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393

mtj916@gmail.com

 

 

Comments (45)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Michael... so happy I was finally able to log on and actually read this post. It' been so bad and frustrating this week, I'd pretty much given up.

Jul 24, 2020 08:01 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

How nice to reach out to Sharon. She has earned a lot of respect from me - I can't imagine setting out across the country alone , without RV experience, and living the lifestyle full-time. It's quite remarkable and she is doing a good job of it. I too am glad I got to read about your conversation.  D

Jul 25, 2020 03:13 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Nina Hollander - frustrating is one word many of us could use when describing this forum.  One of the many, I imagine.

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - I agree.  The idea of pulling a trailer behind me isn't one that is within my scope of understanding.  Not at all.  I am glad you were able to read the post.  

 

 

Jul 25, 2020 03:33 PM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I missed this post, but I am very glad that I came back to check it out.  I have met Sharon Lee although we didn't get a chance to talk much to each other as we both were more so listening to what the group had to say.  I have really enjoyed following her travels and I am thinking that we might once meet again in the future since her travels often bring her to Arizona during the winter months.

Aug 04, 2020 06:59 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Michael Jacobs ,

Thank you for your post on your conversations with Sharon Lee . She is being adventuresome and seeing the country side her way! I'm glad that Brian England re-blogged your post as I missed it and keep getting kicked off the site!

Aug 04, 2020 01:14 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Brian England - during our call, Sharon Lee mentioned meeting some Valley of the Sun area members.  I think she is much happier when the weather is not in the three digits.  

Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR - I appreciate the reblog by Brian - he is a good person and quite supportive on AR.  Of course, I, like many others, seem to have a constant follower these days who is commonly known as Gateway 504 Time Out.   I am sure I will see him/her shortly.  

Aug 04, 2020 01:49 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Michael-Looks like Brian's re- blog brought some more life to this post.

Aug 05, 2020 09:58 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sharon Lee - so it seems.  I hope you are enjoying more of the good life in Oregon.  

Aug 05, 2020 10:30 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

The good life what is that. Lol

Aug 05, 2020 09:24 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Actually for me right now that means being untethered from the trailer and the freedom that truly brings.

Aug 05, 2020 09:27 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sharon Lee - "untethered" is an interesting word and one that likely seems appealing to many people right now.  I hope the state residency requirements and everything else that means are well on their way for you.  

Aug 06, 2020 04:44 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Thank you. One step at a time as they say. Without the trailer attached it does allow me to more easily get around and visit more places as well as going to necessary places. This time untethering was done without the actual certainty of whether I would have help hooking it back up. A first. I have time to practice as I want to be able to do it myself anyways which is another level of freedom.

Aug 06, 2020 08:49 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sharon Lee - seems like a good plan.  

Aug 06, 2020 09:49 AM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Michael Jacobs, I agree that the personal calls I have had with AR members seem to immediately open doors of enduring friendships.  I find ActiveRain amazing in giving us an avenue, a means where we feel so free to call one another, even when we have never met or been formally introduced.  And I am so surprised at the high amount of trust and respect of have, we here at AR -  have for one another. 

Aug 06, 2020 11:49 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, I love this one, Michael! I'm a huge fan of Sharon's and her brave nature to be so adventurous...lots of us are living vicariously through her! 

Aug 25, 2020 10:34 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Jane Chaulklin-Schott - forgive my tardiness in responding to your comment which I appreciate.  I agree that most phone calls/interactions with AR members have results which are good and fond.  

Debe Maxwell, CRS - you are not alone!

Aug 26, 2020 06:06 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Mr. Michael Jacobs - What a lovely lady you found all because of ActiveRain! Sharon Lee definitely sounds like a solid person who knows how to take the bull by the horns when she has to and can still find enjoyment doing things her way! I sense you both have a lot in common and now that you talked, friendship will never end. 

Sep 11, 2020 07:37 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - there are many special people surrounding each of us.   In real life, virtually and all sorts of ways we may not have previously imagined.  

Sep 11, 2020 07:50 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, it has been fun picking up the phone and talking to a blogger who you have only known virtually.

Sep 18, 2020 06:26 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Joan Cox - indeed.  

Sep 18, 2020 06:42 AM