And So It Goes. . .

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Industry Observer CalBRE #01165532

 

And So It Goes. . .  

 

 

Expected surprises along with definite possibilities.  Ah, yes - oxymorons.  Like so many things, they are a part of life.  And yes, they happen each month. Without fail.

 

 

Now as one month ends and another begins, we are reminded of things experienced as well as things yet to come.  For no particular reason I am thinking of things that are tidy and the broader topic of tidiness. 

 

 

As we know July is a month of 31 days.  So is the month we are about to enter.  But the calendar we now use tells us that's not true for each month.  So much of what happens on a daily basis(let alone by the moment or the month) may not be exactly the same but is certainly similar.  I wonder if it would it be better, more organized, if each month was an equal number of days? Purely for scheduling purposes, mind you.   Neat and tidy.  All wrapped up in an orderly little package.

 

 

It may not be the “gift” we might wish and it reminds me that some people have a misconception about the "present". And by "present" - I mean the here and now. Come on, that's not an accurate appraisal of where we are. And it's not a true portrayal of the past either which perception helps form other thoughts in ones mind which can be quite different from reality.  I haven’t been “there” yet but I am pretty sure it isn’t the future either. 

 

 

So with that said, we will welcome a new month.  Hold on.  I am sure there will be some familiar experiences and likely a surprise or two along the way. 

 

 

 



The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com. 

  

 

Posted:  July 31, 2021





Posted by

Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393

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Comments (42)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Kathy Streib - that rhyme works well, doesn't it?  Are you familiar with the knuckles-on-your-palm method as well? 

 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel - I agree I enjoy the comments very much.  It is still surprising to me when I receive a notification of a comment - almost like a Sally Field Academy Awards moment.  Well, not that effusive but still thankful.  

Jul 31, 2021 05:49 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Rocky Dickerson - ah come on, have I?  Do you really have to ask?  🤣

 

Roy Kelley - I hope this has been a good day in the greater Washington DC area for you. 

 

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker - Superman has nothing on these months it seems.  Faster-than-a-speeding. . .  

 

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - well, we do "celebrate" Christmas in July.  At least in some aspects.

 

 

 

 

Jul 31, 2021 05:56 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! - may those "promises" lead to more properties on the market for sale, right?  And, of course, prospective buyers for them.

 

Sharon Tara - I know you would appreciate the tidy aspect.  😃

 

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - yeah, something like that.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jul 31, 2021 06:03 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

OK, so, here's my new thought. What if there were no days, weeks, months. We just wake up when we wake up and do what needs to be done and when we're tired we go to sleep. When we want to talk to specific people, we just go see them. 

Jul 31, 2021 06:19 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Kat Palmiotti - kinda like somewhat scheduled spontaneity or impromptu interludes.  Seems perfectly paired for pondering. Thank you for the return visit and the additional input.  And inspiration.   

Jul 31, 2021 07:09 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Michael.

I like most surprises, there are a few I could have wished they didn't happen, but that's life.  For me, each and every day or month or year is a blessing.

Aug 01, 2021 12:10 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

James Dray - you're correct.  Surprises of all kinds are a part of life.  No need to count your blessings because they are so abundant.  Enjoy them each moment as I am sure you know and do.  

Aug 01, 2021 02:36 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Sunday morning, Michael. I hope you are enjoying the weekend.

Aug 01, 2021 05:18 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Roy Kelley - I am looking forward to the possibilities that today and the new month will bring and wish you the same. 

Aug 01, 2021 05:23 AM
Roy Kelley

Let's spread some more kindness this month and make every day count.

Aug 01, 2021 05:27 AM
Michael Jacobs

Roy Kelley - 👍

Aug 02, 2021 06:54 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Michael Jacobs - I just can't believe how fast these months fly by.  Arizona schools start in 2 weeks.  Fall is a blink away.  It is so important to savor every day for the present. 

Aug 01, 2021 07:54 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - I definitely know what you mean.  

Aug 02, 2021 06:55 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Michael. I hope you enjoyed the weekend.

We have a lovely day in Maryland and life is good.

Aug 02, 2021 07:43 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, I had a very nice surprise last week, a surprise listing appointment for acreage property, but yesterday they called and said they will wait until next year to sell.  :-(

Aug 02, 2021 07:52 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Roy Kelley - I just got back from my morning walk and the sun is quite bright and temps are already inching up.  Enjoy your Monday and the new week.

 

Joan Cox - I am sorry to hear that the surprise and good news did not work out but hope this week brings lots of good news for you.  

Aug 02, 2021 08:20 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Michael, it is hard to believe how quickly time goes by. People are already wishing for Fall and we're not even half way through summer. It reminds me that I need to wake up each day, slow down and appreciate the gift of time. 

Aug 02, 2021 08:24 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Carla Freund - each day is an opportunity to find ways to celebrate.  

Aug 02, 2021 10:07 AM
Wendy Rulnick
Rulnick Realty, Inc. - Destin, FL
"It's Wendy... It's Sold!"

Michael Jacobs And when you forget to "expect" a surprise, it makes it even better.  We usually forget to expect one! Now, since you've brought this to my attention, I'll be waiting for one or two this August!

Aug 02, 2021 03:22 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Wendy Rulnick - may all your surprises this month be wonderful and may they abundant as well.  

Aug 02, 2021 03:39 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Equal days for each month.  Interesting thought of which you express many.  Make it a great week ahead.  Mark

Aug 03, 2021 06:02 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint - I hope your week is off to a good start.  Happy Tuesday and Happy August.  

Aug 03, 2021 06:07 AM