Progress is hard to see on a Daily Bases.

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It can be very frustrating watching new construction of a home you are moving to or even a remodel in the home you are currently in as it most often seems to go as slow as molasses. Maybe if we could see the progress we might think it's a runaway train that we need to get away from like Joe in Timmothy' Timm's cartoon, Titus and Philemon.

A side note.

My friend Jen (sister in Christ) let's us know that the CP Rail Christmas train IS on track and will (has been) be back in Minot ND this year.

Prior to my retirement from Real Estate I worked with a Developer and several Builders as well as contractors. It doesn't take long when working with such people in the industry to get the gist of the time frame it takes to build a quality home. If things are going slow you just may think about it and thank your lucky stars.

And a whole nother story about progress.

Did you notice how nice and clean Timmothy's comic strip is above? I have been sharing with you comic strips that Timmothy wrote 4 years ago in one of about 8 sketch pads. The strip above was written 8 days ago. The strips in his first 2 books are even older. He has been writing for the Newspaper for over 2 years and those are written on plain paper so it is easy to scan them into PDF and send them over to the Minot Daily News and The Northern Sentry (MAFB newspaper). Just look at the difference between the strip above and what was done in his sketch book 4 years ago. BTW while the drawing isn't as good the HUMOR is always been good.

This has prompted me to get to work on his 3rd book which will be strictly from CURRENT work. As I am just going to get started on it I hope to have it ready to print in 2 months. Hope you will be interested in one when I am done.


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Comments (10)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Bob, I hope and think he should be in more Newspaper in other cities and his time is due for him.  Good luck and glad the train is back.


Dec 20, 2022 08:56 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thank you Will Hamm . It may be time for us to hire a professional to help get Timmothy's work out there. I have been trying to do what I can but this is not in my world of expertise.

Dec 20, 2022 08:59 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Progress is hard to see on a daily basis - this applies to pretty much everything in life and everything worth doing! I find in my business that using daily systems and practicing consistency does pay off , but you have to be patient! 

Dec 20, 2022 10:25 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Bob - whether it's a known contingency or some sort of unexpected detour, life has a habit of teaching us patience.  Sometimes we learn the lessons quickly and at other times daily living is definitely an example of continuing education.  On occasion - over and over.  Then again.  

Dec 20, 2022 11:24 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I agree Lise Howe and my fail proof system is my Google Calender... when I remember to look at it 😄 . Normally it is my computer home screen but I've been slack lately because I have been so under the weather.

Dec 20, 2022 11:44 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Isn't that a fact Michael Jacobs ! Regretfully the people I am least patient with is my family and it's them that I should be the MOST patient.😌

Dec 20, 2022 11:46 AM
Michael Jacobs

And perhaps with patience, progress may follow Bob "RealMan" Timm 

Dec 20, 2022 12:30 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Bob... no doubt that Timmothy is very prolific. I'm always impressed. As for house building... I've built many a home with clients and also two of my own... it goes through stages... sometimes it feels things are moving like a fire and then they slow down. Part of the issue today stems from supply chain problems... homes here that used to be built in 5-6 months are taking 8-10 months.

Dec 20, 2022 12:16 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I was lucky enough to miss the supply chain issues Nina Hollander, Broker by retiring when I did. But that being said there was always something and I did hit supply chain issues when we were hit by the flood in 2001... that was quite the experience with 1/3 of the town rebuilding all at once.

Dec 20, 2022 01:20 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Progress often feels slow but when we look back, it's like, "WOW, things are so different now!" whether that's a home build or cartoon preparation!

Dec 21, 2022 05:58 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Well said Kat Palmiotti . That is exactly how I thought when we got back into our house after our flood.

Dec 21, 2022 12:34 PM