I Apologize I Have Avoided The Rain for Months

Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart

Maybe it is because I have been on vacation for over a year. And there will be history made October 31st  My real estate license in Arizona which began in 1980 will expire. I have thought off and on of renewing, and have about 12 of the 24 hours I need, but you know all things have a beginning, and all things have an ending. 

I plan to continue to write here in the rain wish I could SEE where I could also put the posts in facebook, and one other place I used to place my posts, but I do not see that option showing up here

All I want to do is continue enjoying life with a positive attitude, and helping anyone I can help.

I began this week volunteering at the national cemetery here in Phoenix where hundreds and hundreds of military veterans are buried. 

Drive a very few hours (10 or 12 a week) for lyft this gives me an opportunity to get around the city and see the apartments being built and meet all kinds of different people to talk with.

What do YOU do to keep your mind occupied?

Dan Dee McGinnis

The Pumpkin Man




Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man ,  Sounds like you are seriously considering retirement.  You can always continue with referrals if you decide to renew your license.  I have so many hobbies- art, cooking, swimming, golf, ... I know I will probably be more busy when I retire!  Best to you!  Kathy

Oct 20, 2023 12:12 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Dan... so nice to "see" you. It's minute a minute and then some. What do I do keep my mind occupied... I work 60 hours a week! That keeps my mind more than a little occupied.

Oct 20, 2023 12:44 PM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man great to see you are back in the rain. Looking forward reading you posts.

Oct 20, 2023 02:14 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

There comes a time when one has to top and take care of oneself. I want to live a life that I can approach my final moments and think 'So what" and not regret things I didn't do.

Oct 20, 2023 02:25 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Dan- Glad to see you back. There are many things we all do to keep active and our minds working. Reading and commenting here is a good way. And Kathy Schowe had a good suggestion about keeping your license active for referrals. Good luck to you whatever path you take. 

Oct 20, 2023 05:06 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

A year off, and now the end to a license. Congratulations on the next part of your life!

Oct 21, 2023 04:47 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 / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Dan Dee,
Congratulations on your decision to retire. I've been retired for 12 years and have been enjoying the Rain more than ever. I hope you do too! Next time I get to Phoenix (this winter) maybe you can join our meet-up.

Oct 21, 2023 10:42 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
NC Real Estate Transition & Relocation 919-602-848

Hi Dan, I wish you all the best in your retirement whether you keep your license or not. I'm sure you'll always be welcome in the rain!

Oct 21, 2023 12:20 PM
Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man

thank you Carla


Oct 27, 2023 10:34 AM
Doug Rogers
RE/MAX Coastal Properties - Destin, FL
Your Real Estate Resource!

Hats off to an amazing real estate  career. Good luck with the next life chapter!

Oct 24, 2023 06:58 AM
Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man

thank you Doug

Oct 27, 2023 10:35 AM