31 days of december challenge: The December Challenges . . . Keeping the Christmas Spirit and Working to Maintain The Business - 12/31/10 03:14 PM
The December Challenges . . . Keeping the Christmas Spirit and Working to Maintain The Business  

On the seventh day of Christmas,my true love sent to meSeven swans a-swimming,Six geese a-laying,Five golden rings,Four calling birds,Three French hens,Two turtle doves,And a partridge in a pear tree. The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit: 1) prophecy, 2) ministry, 3) teaching, 4) exhortation, 5) giving, 6) leading, and 7) compassion (Romans 12:6-8; cf. 1 Corinthians 12:8-11)
 
Day 31
This morning I showed a couple of foreclosures to what will definitely be a 2011 transaction. I also sent out a blast email to … (6 comments)

31 days of december challenge: The December Challenges . . . Keeping the Christmas Spirit and Working to Maintain The Business - 12/30/10 10:19 PM
The December Challenges . . . Keeping the Christmas Spirit and Working to Maintain The Business  

On the sixth day of Christmas,my true love sent to meSix geese a-laying,Five golden rings,Four calling birds,Three French hens,Two turtle doves,And a partridge in a pear tree. The six days of creation that confesses God as Creator and Sustainer of the world (Genesis 1).
Day 30
Today I had some work to attend to for one of my buyer clients trying to close in 2011. I also had to do some maintenance on the computers taken from the old office so they would … (6 comments)

31 days of december challenge: The December Challenges . . . Keeping the Christmas Spirit and Working to Maintain The Business - 12/29/10 09:42 PM
The December Challenges . . . Keeping the Christmas Spirit and Working to Maintain The Business  
On the fifth day of Christmas,my true love sent to meFive golden rings,Four calling birds,Three French hens,Two turtle doves,And a partridge in a pear tree.  The first Five Books of the Old Testament, known as the Torah or the Pentateuch:  1) Genesis, 2) Exodus, 3) Leviticus, 4) Numbers, and 5) Deuteronomy, which gives the history of humanity's sinful failure and God's response of grace in the creation of a people to be a light to the world.
Day 29
Today was a day of … (7 comments)

31 days of december challenge: The December Challenges . . . Keeping the Christmas Spirit and Working to Maintain The Business - 12/28/10 10:09 PM
The December Challenges . . . Keeping the Christmas Spirit and Working to Maintain The Business   On the fourth day of Christmas,my true love sent to meFour calling birds,Three French hens,Two turtle doves,And a partridge in a pear tree. Four Calling BirdsThe Four Gospels: 1) Matthew, 2) Mark, 3) Luke, and 4) John, which proclaim the Good News of God's reconciliation of the world to Himself in Jesus Christ.
Day 28
Did some re-organizing in the main office this morning. Met with a current seller to address details of a recent inspection and the closing dates in January. Have an … (8 comments)

31 days of december challenge: The December Challenges . . . Keeping the Christmas Spirit and Working to Maintain The Business - 12/27/10 09:50 PM
The December Challenges . . . Keeping the Christmas Spirit and Working to Maintain The Business  
On the third day of Christmas,my true love sent to meThree French hens,Two turtle doves,And a partridge in a pear tree.  
Three French HensThe Three Theological Virtues:  1) Faith, 2) Hope, and 3) Love (1 Corinthians 13:13)
Day 27
We had a bit of snow drop, and the wind decided to keep it pushing around all day. Attended to a new buyer inquiry that came in this morning, but they won't be ready to purchase until maybe March, but they will be attended … (2 comments)

31 days of december challenge: The December Challenges . . . Keeping the Christmas Spirit and Working to Maintain The Business - 12/26/10 06:28 PM
 The December Challenges . . . Keeping the Christmas Spirit and Working to Maintain The Business  
On the 2nd day of Christmas my true love gave to me... Two Turtle Doves Two Turtle DovesThe Old and New Testaments, which together bear witness to God's self-revelation in history and the creation of a people to tell the Story of God to the world.
 
Day 25  
Sent out a Blast Christmas Greeting to the 1100 people in my Data Base.
Day 26
Had to re-schedule my Monday showings, we're getting a bunch of snow. Worked on cleaning out paperwork from 2010 … (13 comments)

31 days of december challenge: The December Challenges . . . Keeping the Christmas Spirit and Working to Maintain The Business - 12/24/10 04:34 PM
The December Challenges . . . Keeping the Christmas Spirit and Working to Maintain The Business
  Wishing all my ActiveRain friends and extended family a very Merry Christmas
♫  Have yourself a merry little Christmas, Let your heart be light From now on, our troubles will be out of sight Have yourself a merry little Christmas, Make the Yule-tide gay, From now on, our troubles will be miles away. Here we are as in olden days, Happy golden days of yore. Faithful friends who are dear to us Gather near to us once more. Through the years We all … (9 comments)

31 days of december challenge: The December Challenges . . . Keeping the Christmas Spirit and Working to Maintain The Business - 12/23/10 10:25 PM
The December Challenges . . . Keeping the Christmas Spirit and Working to Maintain The Business
A slightly different note tonight. There's a very special cul-de-sac in Wolcott CT called Frisbie Circle, where all the residents have gotten together to make theirs a very special Christmas Street. It's  not unusual for people to put up outside lighting displays as an expression for the Holidays.
The residents of Frisbie Circle in Wolcott CThave taken it a bit further. The invite all to come down the street to enjoy the outside lighting displays, but in turn they are seeking non perishable food … (10 comments)

31 days of december challenge: The December Challenges . . . Keeping the Christmas Spirit and Working to Maintain The Business - 12/22/10 10:15 PM
The December Challenges . . . Keeping the Christmas Spirit and Working to Maintain The Business It's getting closer. last minute panic is going to set in shortly and people will be out there with a vengeance trying to satisfy those last minute details.
It;s's also a time of year to be extra careful while out there as the Christmas celebrations have already started as well.
♫  Dashing through the snow in my rusty Chevrolet.Down the road I go, sliding all the way.I need new piston rings. I need some new snow tires.My car is held together by a piece of … (12 comments)

31 days of december challenge: The December Challenges . . . Keeping the Christmas Spirit and Working to Maintain The Business - 12/21/10 05:30 PM
The December Challenges . . . Keeping the Christmas Spirit and Working to Maintain The Business
 
Only 3 1/2 Shopping days left until Christmas. It's a great season for parties, fellowship and giving.   
♫   Oh, I saw Elvis dressed as Santa ClausIn my home town shopping mall last night.I knew it must be himSanta is a very slim. And his sideburns where much darkerThan the whiskers on his chin. Oh, I saw Elvis dressed as Santa ClausHiding under that beard of snowy white.Then I saw his whiskers slip,When he curled his upper lip.Elvis dressed as Santa Claus last night.  … (5 comments)

31 days of december challenge: The December Challenges . . . Keeping the Christmas Spirit and Working to Maintain The Business - 12/19/10 08:22 PM
The December Challenges . . . Keeping the Christmas Spirit and Working to Maintain The Business
Christmas is an important day for so many reasons.
It is the celebrated anniversary of the birth of the Christ child.
It represents a time of good fellowship and the delivery of presents to children by St. Nick, better known as Santa Claus.
It also is a time of great joy for parents of little ones, and grandparents as well, for the expressions of joy in little eyes with the new toys they receive.
Saturday we had our annual Christmas Luncheon. It allowed family … (7 comments)

31 days of december challenge: The December Challenges . . . Keeping the Christmas Spirit and Working to Maintain The Business - 12/18/10 07:19 PM
The December Challenges . . . Keeping the Christmas Spirit and Working to Maintain The Business
Today was our annual Christmas Luncheon for friends and family. Altogether there were maybe 40 people and also one very special visitor as well.
This tradition started about 10 years ago. There just weren't enough days to go around and visit all of the family, so we decided to hold it on the weekend before Christmas and have everyone come over.

 
 
 
 
There was certainly enough food and everyone was waiting for a special guest to arrive.
Not to be … (15 comments)

31 days of december challenge: The December Challenges . . . Keeping the Christmas Spirit and Working to Maintain The Business - 12/16/10 09:23 PM
The December Challenges . . . Keeping the Christmas Spirit and Working to Maintain The Business  It's getting closer. I drove by a Mall this afternoon and there wasn't a parking space to be found. 9 days until Christmas, 8 days left to shop, shop. shop.
It's also cold, colder temperatures than I can ever remember having this time of year. It could be a long winter.
♫  Wreck the Malls this Christmas SeasonFa la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la;Blow your cash for no good reasonFa la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la; Push your charge card to the limit;Fa la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la;Your checkbook now has nothing in it.Fa la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la. … (11 comments)

31 days of december challenge: The December Challenges . . . Keeping the Christmas Spirit and Working to Maintain The Business - 12/15/10 10:22 PM
The December Challenges . . . Keeping the Christmas Spirit and Working to Maintain The Business 
Tis the season, 10 days until Christmas, 9 shopping days left.
The festivities are there, people are feeling happy, good times and good feelings, but business still needs to get done.
♫  Oh, little Bank AmericardYou bring me Christmas CheerWithout your clout I have no doubtNo gifts I'd give this year.Your credit line allows meTo run up bills quite largeAnd when I'm through, exhausting youI'll use my Master Charge. ♫  
 
31 Days of Christmas Challenge
Day 15:  Had several clients that I sent … (11 comments)

31 days of december challenge: The December Challenges . . . Keeping the Christmas Spirit and Working to Maintain The Business - 12/14/10 10:43 PM
 The December Challenges . . . Keeping the Christmas Spirit and Working to Maintain The Business   
There are 11 shopping days until Christmas. For some that's enough time, for others still no need to be alarmed, and for the people we all love to hate, they had their Christmas shopping done before Labor day.
If you haven't even thought about it yet, good luck.
♫  Dashing through the mall... On a late December day, Through the $tores we go Charging all the way... Ching ... Ching ... Ching ... Bell$ on register$ ring Making checkbook$ light, Oh, what fun it … (12 comments)

31 days of december challenge: The December Challenges . . . Keeping the Christmas Spirit and Working to Maintain The Business - 12/13/10 10:27 PM
The December Challenges . . . Keeping the Christmas Spirit and Working to Maintain The Business 
 
When times were simpler, shopping for Christmas gifts had more meaning and was much less stressful. There was no concern for trying to match the gift that we suspected we were getting, it was just buy something that you knew was needed and would be appreciated.
People get far too wrapped up in bigger, probably driven by the commercialism created by merchants looking to get every buck they can pout of frustrated shoppers.
♫ Doorbell rings, I'm not list'nin',From my mouth, drool is … (9 comments)

31 days of december challenge: The December Challenges . . . Keeping the Christmas Spirit and Working to Maintain The Business - 12/12/10 07:56 PM
The December Challenges . . . Keeping the Christmas Spirit and Working to Maintain The Business
 
I had the ladder out to put up some finishing touches to our Christmas decorations. When I first took the photo of our tree, I couldn't get out tree top. Not only too high but it also needed a little adjustment.
Out Christmas Angel is now facing properly, and the tree is set for the Holidays.
As we go through the season we should also remember to keep ourselves properly adjusted so that we too can more thoroughly enjoy the season.
 
 
31 Days … (4 comments)

31 days of december challenge: The December Challenges . . . Keeping the Christmas Spirit and Working to Maintain The Business - 12/11/10 08:43 PM
The December Challenges . . . Keeping the Christmas Spirit and Working to Maintain The Business
As I was driving by St Anthony's Church in the center of Prospect CT this afternoon, I saw some people setting up the creche and the lights on the trees that surround the scene.
I chatted with them briefly, and waited for them to finish some of the work.
I stepped back to take the overall photo of the creche, which was made a bit more realistic with the residual snow still on the ground from earlier in the week.
 
 
 
 

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31 days of december challenge: The December Challenges . . . Keeping the Christmas Spirit and Working to Maintain The Business - 12/10/10 09:43 PM
The December Challenges . . . Keeping the Christmas Spirit and Working to Maintain The Business  
It's up. After listening to my bosswife for a week that the tree needed to get up, I managed to complete the task this afternoon.
After many a year of live trees, which are not easy to find as we have a vaulted living room, we bought a 9' pre-lighted tree. No more pine needles on the floor or crawling underneath twice a day to water the tree.
It doesn't smell as nice unless I get a few car scent trees at the car … (18 comments)

31 days of december challenge: The December Challenges . . . Keeping the Christmas Spirit and Working to Maintain The Business - 12/09/10 10:32 PM
The December Challenges . . . Keeping the Christmas Spirit and Working to Maintain The Business
A not uncommon scene at this time of year is a creche. This one is on the green in Naugatuck CT. For Christians around the world it is the representation of the birth of Christ in a stable almost 2011 years ago.
I can recall as a kid seeing a similar nativity set up on the Waterbury CT green, only then there was no barrier between the manger and people coming to pause and reflect. Signs of the times as now vandals think nothing of … (5 comments)

 
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