Sunday was TREE Day

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Ward County Notary Services

As per yesterdays post Saturday was decorating day in the Timm household but today, Sunday was Tree Day, as declared by Timmothy Nathanial. We have been resurrecting the same fake tree for at least 10 years now and although it looks OK it doesn't have the thrill it once had. I'm thinking "REAL" next year.

Baby took my place this year as the "official" observer.

Christmas reminds me of my favorite Real Estate transaction. I've posted before about Gus and Jane who I had the honor of helping them get their home sold in time for them to move South and live with their children. This move had to happen when it did or it would have left them in a very bad state BUT everything fell into place and they were as happy as a young couple buying their first home as opposed to the truth that they were leaving a home of many, many years.

Even thought Tina and Timmothy were young children at the time they did all they could to help Gus and Jane pack and move. Carol helped Jane clean and I helped Gus fix and paint to make the closing happen. They were moving to a small apartment near their son so they showered us with gifts of stuff they couldn't take along including these porcelain items, the tallest being about 18" tall.

One item Gus was especially proud to give me was one of his pride and joys... their fireplace and fireplace tools.

Sitting or lying on the futon and listening to music in front of the fireplace with the "flame & heat" on is one of my favorite winter retreats.

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Comments (15)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Bob loved your post and the last photo as well, I took down all the Thanksgiving decorations with the exception of one... accidentally left on the front yard... like I said tomorrow is when the Christmas decorations will slowly start in our home:)Endre

Nov 27, 2022 10:21 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Bob. While my next tree, like the current one, will be fake gray minds think alike and next year, new tree! Enjoy the fireplace.

Nov 28, 2022 04:38 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Your tree looks fine! :-) We have a bazillion (slight exaggeration) real trees to choose from and we are obviously very picky because we haven't found the perfect one yet. We found three maybe's yesterday. We still have a few weeks before we have to choose.

Nov 28, 2022 05:06 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Bob... Baby certainly looks intrigued by all the goings on. Mine totally ignore my Christmas decorating. I gave up on real trees a decades ago. I like to have mine up till Russian Christmas (Epiphany) and they just don't last that long.

Nov 28, 2022 05:53 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I hope you share some pictures as well Endre Barath, Jr.  Our home is pretty small which at times makes it hard to decorate without being cluttered and at the same time it makes it hard to decorate because we have precious (to us) items we want to see as reminders.

Nov 28, 2022 06:01 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thank you Kat Palmiotti (for not laughing at our tree). I do miss the wonderful scent of a fresh cut tree. From the pictures you have shared in the past I can see how it would be difficult to choice a tree out of thousands. I'd be torn as well PLUS I may end up with a Charlie Brown tree because I'd want perfect trees on the property and couldn't cut them down. 🤪

Nov 28, 2022 06:05 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

My transaction with Gus and Jane was many years ago (guessing) 18 to 20 years ago Wayne Martin and I have truly been enjoying the fireplace since the day they generously gave it to us. We have 3 or 4 of those fake trees and I think it's time to give every one of them up at the end of this season. I forgot to mention in the post we also stayed after the worship service yesterday and assembled two more, one a 9 footer.

Nov 28, 2022 06:13 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Nina Hollander, Broker I highly suspect that Baby was waiting for Timmothy to pull a treat out of that box for her that held so many pretty trinkets in it. 😊 I did not know/remember that Epiphany is the Russian Christmas.

Nov 28, 2022 06:17 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Bob "RealMan" Timm The Orthodox Church is on the Gregorian Calendar so our holidays don't come at the same time, except every so often on Easter.

Nov 28, 2022 06:30 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Bob.

The holiday season is a good to to recall fond memories.

Have an outstanding week.

Nov 28, 2022 06:40 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I keep forgetting that Nina Hollander, Broker and I should know better (or work on my memory skills more).

Nov 28, 2022 08:24 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Good morning Roy Kelley . You have been on my mind this morning as Gaithersburg has been on the national news with that light plane crash that knocked out power to thousands in town.

Nov 28, 2022 08:26 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker

Oh my gosh Roy Kelley I saw a quick story about the plane crash but didn't realize it was in your town.  I hope all is ok for you and Delores.

Nov 28, 2022 10:52 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker

I heard about the power outages  etc - what a mess for everyone.  I'm glad you and Delores were not impacted Roy Kelley !  Thanks for letting us know 😘

Nov 28, 2022 11:49 AM
Roy Kelley

I was a challenging rescue for the pilot and passenger. 

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Nov 28, 2022 08:55 AM
Roy Kelley

Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker 

Thousands of homes and businesses lost power after this crash. Traffic lights were out.  Schools are closed today because of the power losses during the night. 

Fortunately, the power in our neighborhood was not impacted. 

Nov 28, 2022 11:17 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

That is what I had heard Roy Kelley . I get my news off of the Christian radio station so no video for me.

Nov 28, 2022 09:01 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

I knew when I heard it on national radio it had to be a big thing even if it was a light plane. As soon as I heard it was in Gaithersburg I immediately thought of you Roy Kelley . Thanks for the pic.

Nov 28, 2022 05:32 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

What a lovely story Bob!  So great Gus and Jane had a good friend in you that not only got their home closed but also helped them with their move to make things easier.  Fun to have warm holiday 'gifts' from them to remember them.  Real tree...next year!  Meanwhile enjoy that fireplace! 

Nov 28, 2022 10:51 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

My Christmas tree went up the day after Thanksgiving.  It's much smaller than your's.  This year I opted for a 2 foot Rosemary tree.

Nov 28, 2022 05:24 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thanks for the LOL because as I read "much smaller than yours" I was thinking probably not... but it is! That being said Myrl Jeffcoat our tree at the art gallery is also a 2' tree with LED's and fiber optics.

Nov 28, 2022 05:45 PM