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I know the banks are having issues.. but what about the Hurricane victims

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I truly had to repent today.  I was watching television and listening to all of the news reports about the dow, and the bank problems and complaining. I was upset that the banks were all jacked up, which was going to screw around with the interest rates. Then 1 of my 3 clients (THAT"S GOOD FOR ME LATELY) called and asked how this was going to affect her interst rate.  I compained and complained until reality set in and I realized wooow.. This is all I have to worry about.

What about those people who are suffering from the aftermath of Ike and Gustav? They were newsworthy all weekend, but it seems that the market problems took precedence today.  I had to turn to the Lord and truly repent.  My business is picking up (after almost 2 years of craziness) and all I had been doing today was thinking of myself.  Here I am with my house in tact, all of my possessions in place, etc. etc. etc. and there are people who are wondering what is gonna happen to them.  They have lost everything. 

I know we all have to consider what is happening in the banking industry right now, but let's not forget those poeple in Texas and Florida who really ned our prayers.

Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN

What monetary crisis can compare to that of human life...

I continue to pray for the victums of the aftermath and flooding -many here in the Midwest & Chicagoland area had over 10 inches of rain and rivers overflowed and highways were closed and people lost their lives due to the tragedies related to the weather of late.

Thanks for reminding us Sharon



Sep 16, 2008 08:30 AM
Tanya Venable
Orlando, FL
SEO, Mobile SEO, and Internet Marketing Consultant

Sharon- Great post! I met a lady yesterday who's family is LA now. I talked to another guy who hasn't heard from his family yet, there are in TX.  There are a ton of people that need prayer right now. 

Sep 17, 2008 02:58 AM
Ann Dail
Baton Rouge Area Homes, Louisiana, USA, 225-761-0551 - Baton Rouge, LA
Broker/Realtor,CRS, ePRO, SRS, B.A.Chem

As a Realtor in Louisiana, i appreciate your awareness.  I only had minor damage...a few shingles off and a fence down and now electricity for 2 days.  Many of my clients and friends had trees in their living rooms and bedrooms and had to move out.   Now our home selling business, which had previously been steady and not seen a recession that most of you experience for 2 years, is dead in the water.  When insurance decuctables for repairs are 1-5% of total value of the home, just think how much cash drain that has caused in Louisiana and Texas.  Coupled with the gloom and doom wall street and bail out news, no one except transferrees is rushing to buy a home just now.  That's if you can find one not damaged that lenders will lend money on.  :-)

Sep 25, 2008 09:39 AM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

The government hasn't finished with Katrina and Rita yet, and that was three years ago. You're expecting quick action on Gustav and Ike. Are you dreaming? :) :(

Oct 03, 2008 10:31 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

If real people have a real need...then the Gov. help will be slow in coming.!

Oct 04, 2008 12:18 AM