The Devil's Love Affair With 2020

Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

Devil's 2020 Love Affair

I suspect there are more than few folks who wish to gladly kick 2020 to the curb, and welcome 2021 with open arms.  I certainly know I'm one of those who is.  While, there have been the 2020 blessing of spending time in isolation to contemplating thing in life of greater importance, there's also been an avalanche of tragedy. 

The pandemic found way to my family in March.  My daughter, her husband and my grandson, all contracted Covid-19.  My son-in-law fared best.  My grandson, suffered what seemed like severe flu.  It has been my daughter who we label a "long-hauler," who has struggled most.  However, she is slowly regaining strength, while fighting this thing each day.  Her taste and smell have returned somewhat.  Her shortness of breath and fatigue are improving. 

California also experienced its share of wildfires in 2020.  And, the nation has gone through a divisive presidential campaign and election!

However, on this last evening of the year, I am looking forward to 2021 with hope!  I am one of those folks, who believes life will begin return to normalcy with the advent of coronavirus vaccines coming our way.  I'm also hopeful, we will find ways to heal political divide, and come together to solve our woes for common good!

I want to take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you, a very prosperous and an especially healthy New Year!

Comments (29)

Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

So sorry to read that your family was affected by the virus, but that they are on the road to recovery.  Happy Safe and Healthy New Year

Jan 01, 2021 06:53 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning and Happy New Year Myrl Jeffcoat may this year bring you a multitude of blessings

Jan 01, 2021 06:55 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Myrl Jeffcoat,

I'm certainly glad to hear your daughter is improving and on the road to recovery. I'm not sure normalcy will ever be what we experienced in the past but hopeful 2021 will be better than the devil's love affair of 2020. Happy New Year and blessings for a healthy and prosperous 2021!

Jan 01, 2021 08:15 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Happy 2021

Cheers to the New Year


Wishing you Good Health, Happiness

& Continued Success!

Jan 01, 2021 08:49 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Myrl it is good to have 2020 in our rear view mirror, and I am hoping for a much better 2021.

Jan 01, 2021 09:20 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I am so happy that everyone in your family is on the mend, each one getting better and better as time goes by.  Wishing you all the very best in the coming year.  A

Jan 01, 2021 09:21 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter's family and COVID. I am happy to hear she is getting stronger each day, Myrl. I also wanted to wish you a lovely New Year - may 2021 be your best year ever!

Happy New Year!

Jan 01, 2021 10:36 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Glad to read tht your family is on the mend. Happy New Year and hope that this year will shine for you!

Jan 01, 2021 11:08 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

My mom was someone who struggled with shortness of breath after her COVID infection, but seems to be well past it now.  I'm sure your daughter will get there in time.

Happy New Year!

Jan 01, 2021 11:09 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat - Happy New Year!  I hope you get to see more of your family in 2021. 

Jan 01, 2021 11:38 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Myrl, I'm sorry to hear about your family members. We have a sister-in-law who is still in ICU and on oxygen. The fatigue is something most people can't imagine. She gets exhausted going from the bed to a nearby chair, but they are trying to keep her moving. I'm grateful your family is on the mend - and hopefully your daughter will be back to 100 percent one of these days. 


As for the year, it certainly came with its share of crazy struggles and the divide in our country is one that we hope heals this year too.  Happy New Year to you Myrl. D

Jan 02, 2021 06:42 AM
Carol Williams

Praying for your sister-in-law, Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD !  🙏

Jan 03, 2021 07:30 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Good morning Myrl Jeffcoat 
I am so sorry to hear your family has been so affected by the virus. I pray they all fully recover!  🙏 

The Devil doesn't like to be alone and he was a busy boy in 2020 trying to pull us into his sinister snare. We need to kick him to the curb and move forward in unity. 

Jan 03, 2021 07:32 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Happy New Year to you Myrl I guess we have different way of viewing events... check out my post about the same subject, Endre

Jan 03, 2021 11:27 PM
Eric Bouler
Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La. - New Orleans, LA
Listening to your Needs

Have a Great 2021. I retired in March of 2020. Had only 804 sales since 1997. My son is now working in Real Estate. He is only 42. My parents used to live in Vacaville,Ca from 1967 to 2005. 


Jan 08, 2021 02:51 PM
Gloria Todor
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Newtown Square, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Happy New Year Myrl.  Sorry to hear your family got hit by Covid, but happy to hear all are recovering.  Wishing you and yours all the best in 2021.🥳

Jan 11, 2021 06:42 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Myrl,  2020 was not a great year for me,  loss 3 friends to Covid -19 and alway lost my older brother to a heartattack,  Hope 2021 gets better soon.


Jan 12, 2021 09:13 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

2020 seemed to spin out of control for all of us, but those like yourself, when it reaches home to the ones you love, it's unforgiving. The wildfires were also out of control. I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter's experience. I hope her health improves and that all of you and your family members can be reunited to celebrate together in 2021. 

Jan 15, 2021 03:27 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Myrl:

A very belated Happy New Year to you! So very sorry to hear about your family...I hope your daughter will continue on her path to a complete recovery!


Jan 23, 2021 10:29 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Myrl - because of posting and commenting glitches for me at the end of the year and the beginning of 2021, I missed this post but fortunately "found" it today.  The devil, you say - this year hasn't turned a leaf, maybe another log in the fire...

Life goes on. 

Jan 30, 2021 02:39 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I feel that 2020 was a great learning experience and a real eye-opener for people to take care of them selves . I'm not sorry that I had to live through 2020 but I like it better than the alternative Myrl's...

Mar 12, 2021 10:55 PM

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