activerain: Recap for Weeks 3 & 4 of 2012 with Update on Yazmine - 01/29/12 02:32 PM
The December Posting Challenge kept many of us in touch and I am continuing with a recap each week. I'm behind so here is the recap for weeks three and four of 2012.
My office manager Yazmine (a Siamese and great friend) has developed severe kidney problems and many of you have asked me to continue updates.
Yazmine has been doing much better.  I have been giving her subcutaneous fluids most days.  Most of the time she doesn't seem to mind the needle but once in a while her little meow sounds just like someone saying ouch.  Today I was … (11 comments)

activerain: Get Connected in the Rain - 01/21/12 11:36 PM
I love the connections that grow between members of ActiveRain. 

One of the ActiveRain Community Guidelines is:  "Get connected. At first ActiveRain may seem so big that you could never be heard, and so small and cliquish that you will never find your place. Everyone experiences this phenomenon! Our suggestion is to start off slow; read blogs, then start commenting on posts that interest you, and once you feel ready, blog away!"

It is fascinating to see newbies in the Rain.  At first they exist as a profile and a photo. Most start slowly and read some … (26 comments)

activerain: Please Welcome Annette Gray to ActiveRain - 01/19/12 11:08 PM
 
 Annette Gray is new to ActiveRain and was just featured in the Member spotlight in the ActiveRain Newsletter. 



Annette describes herself as an "almost"native and grew up in the Tempe area and knows the area well. 
 
"I am a go getter with out-of -the-box methods of advertising and marketing and will approach your home sale or purchase with my unique finesse and fresh ideas," Annette says. 
 
You will want to check out her personal website. Please take a minute to welcome Annette, look at her posts and subscribe to her blog. 
 
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activerain: Recap for Week 2 of 2012 with Update on Yazmine - 01/17/12 10:01 PM
The December Posting Challenge kept many of us in touch and I am continuing with a recap each week. This is for week two of 2012.
My office manager Yazmine (a Siamese and great friend) has developed severe kidney problems and many of you have asked me to continue updates.
All the prayers and thoughts from everyone here in the Rain seem to be helping.  Yazmine had a good week.  She has her good days and some that are not so good. She seems more alert each day and gradually her strength is building but she is still skin and … (14 comments)

activerain: Trust as Seen Through the Eyes of My Cat - 01/15/12 11:04 PM
My cat, Yazmine, has really taught me about trust.

I've been  giving a lot of serious thought to the subject of trust since it was announced as the ActiveRain challenge this month. I've read dozens of outstanding posts and each of them touched on some part of what trust means to me.

Tonight, I'm looking at Yazmine as she watches me work and suddenly the subject of trust seems so simple. Trust is very simple yet still extremely meaningful to a pet.

Pets can teach us all about trust. Our relationship with each pet is … (14 comments)

activerain: Just Watch This Newbie Go - 01/12/12 09:47 PM
Robin DeCapua joined ActiveRain today and she has already posted four outstanding posts.
Robin and her daughter, Rachel Moore, are a powerhouse mother-daughter design team ready to tackle any home, condo, townhouse or apartment.
Robin has known about ActiveRain for awhile, but just joined today and she really jumped into the community here in the Rain. 
"I'm reaching out to make connections," Robin says. "We love to help on problem properties and see them sell". 
Their company is Madison Modern Home and on the company website they say "no one just purchases a home, they purchase a lifestyle" … (18 comments)

activerain: Recap for Week 1 of 2012 with Update on Yazmine - 01/08/12 11:55 PM
 
I enjoyed the way the December Posting Challenge kept many of us in touch with each other and have decided to start posting a recap each week.
During December, I kept including progress reports on Yazmine (my office manager, Siamese and great friend) who has developed severe kidney problems and I have had a number of members asking about her this week.
Yazmine continues to battle and I try my best to take care of her.  She is 18 years old and Siamese cats do often have kidney failure.  When I took her to the vet just after Thanksgiving … (18 comments)

activerain: Call Two Each Day in the Rain - 01/08/12 09:32 PM



Have you ever stopped to think about the referral business that you could generate if you had 730 new team members? 

I've thought of a fun way to work towards that goal.  I plan on calling two members here in the Rain each day this year and I challenge you to do the same.


In 365 days I will visit with 730 members and let them know more about me and at the same time I will get to know more about them so that I can look for referrals to send their … (94 comments)

activerain: Silent Saturday - Clouds - 01/07/12 08:18 PM
 

 
Follow my blog as I give you tips and fun facts about Latin America, expatriates, relocation and making referral income.   
 

 
 
  Latin America --  Isn't it about time you learned more about the opportunities for YOU?  
 
 
  
 

 
 
Viva Latin America
 
 
If you are looking to
Buy or Sell real
estate contact
 
Gary Coles 
702-508-8440
garytcoles@aol.com
 
Do you have questions about real estate in Latin America? We are glad to provide assistance if you are considering a real estate purchase in Latin America
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activerain: Friday's Fotos -- Time for A Break - 01/06/12 11:59 PM




Follow my blog as I give you tips and fun facts about Latin America, expatriates, relocation and making referral income.   
 

 
 
  Latin America --  Isn't it about time you learned more about the opportunities for YOU?  
 
 
  
 

 
 
Viva Latin America
 
 
If you are looking to
Buy or Sell real
estate contact
 
Gary Coles 
702-508-8440
garytcoles@aol.com
 
Do you have questions about real estate in Latin America? We are glad to provide assistance if you are considering a real estate purchase in Latin … (16 comments)

activerain: Happy new Year Everyone!! May Your Dreams Come True This Year! - 01/01/12 01:07 PM
 
 

 
Follow my blog as I give you tips and fun facts about Latin America, expatriates, relocation and making referral income.   
 

 
 
  Latin America --  Isn't it about time you learned more about the opportunities for YOU?  
 
 
  
 

 
 
Viva Latin America
 
 
If you are looking to
Buy or Sell real
estate contact
 
Gary Coles 
702-508-8440
garytcoles@aol.com
 
Do you have questions about real estate in Latin America? We are glad to provide assistance if you are considering a real estate purchase in Latin … (16 comments)

activerain: A Christmas Eve to Remember - 12/24/11 08:34 PM
 
In a troubled world, sometimes miracles come to pass.  One of these miracles took place in an unlikely setting - the Berlin Wall years ago on Christmas Eve. I found myself caught up in this miracle and it touched me and will be a wonderful memory for the rest of my life.

Here the story unfolds in the words of a beautiful girl who I met that night.
 
"Hours passed, the apartment grew smoky enough that windows had to be opened despite the swirling snow outside, what there was to be eaten had been eaten, what there was … (15 comments)

activerain: Holiday Desert - Please Help me Name It - 12/23/11 08:41 PM
Holiday Desert - Please Help Me Name It
 
I have a desert that I enjoy making for parties and for the holidays (Yes, guys can cook) and I thought it would be fun to share the photos and recipe.

Ingredients:
Wine  (your favorite kind) Angel Food Cake (1/2 cake) (If you want to use the whole cake -  just make two) Vanilla Instant Pudding - 1 package (3 oz.) Milk - 1 3/4 cup - cold Sour Cream - 1 pint Fruit Pie Filling (your favorite flavor) extras  -- something fun to add on top to decorate or … (24 comments)

activerain: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Yazmine & Gary -- Nativity - 12/20/11 02:54 PM
 





Yazmine (my Siamese) and I would like to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a Very Happy Holiday season.  This is a photo of our favorite Nativity.

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activerain: Hooray - Let's Celebrate - ActiveRain Has a Brand New Ambassador - Lynn B. Friedman - 12/19/11 04:56 PM
Today is a day to celebrate!!
The Rain got even better today with the appointment of Lynn B. Friedman as an ActiveRain Ambassador. 
Lynn has always shown her willingness to support and help everyone in the Rain. 
If you haven't met Lynn, you should -- right now. 
Stop by her blog and congratulate a wonderful, brand new ambassador.

CONGRATULATONS!!
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activerain: Speechless Sundays - Holiday Greetings - 12/18/11 12:49 PM
 
 
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  Latin America --  Isn't it about time you learned more about the opportunities for YOU?  
 
 
  
 

 
 
Viva Latin America
 
 
If you are looking to
Buy or Sell real
estate contact
 
Gary Coles
800-595-2368
garytcoles@aol.com
 
Do you have questions about real estate in Latin America? We are glad to provide assistance if you are considering a real estate purchase in Latin America
www.Paradise4Gringos.com
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activerain: Speechless Sundays - Golden Eagles - 12/11/11 11:58 PM
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
Follow my blog as I give you tips and fun facts about Latin America, expatriates, relocation and making referral income.   
 

 
 
  Latin America --  Isn't it about time you learned more about the opportunities for YOU?  
 
 
  
 

 
 
Viva Latin America
 
 
If you are looking to
Buy or Sell real
estate contact
 
Gary Coles  
800-595-2368
garytcoles@aol.com
 
Do you have questions about real estate in Latin America? We are glad to provide assistance if you are considering a … (18 comments)

activerain: Majestic Mondays - The Majesty of Clouds - 11/28/11 10:54 PM
 

 
 
 
 
Follow my blog as I give you tips and fun facts about Latin America, expatriates, relocation and making referral income.   
 
 

 
 
 
 
  Latin America --  Isn't it about time you learned more about the opportunities for YOU?       
  
 

 
 
 
 
Viva Latin America
 
 
If you are looking to
 Buy or Sell real
 estate contact
 
Gary Coles  
 800-595-2368
 garytcoles@aol.com
 
 
Do you have questions about real estate in Latin America? We are glad to provide assistance if you are … (21 comments)

activerain: The One That Got Away - She Took a Bite Out of My Sale - 11/27/11 11:57 PM
Not only can big dogs take a bite out of crime -- they can definitely take a bite out of your sales. 
Years ago I had a great listing.  Great price and in a popular neighborhood.  My Sellers were wonderful.
But they had two huge dogs. They were Pit Bulls.  The sellers insisted on keeping the dogs in the house, but in their kennels so the house could be shown.
The sellers said Crista was viscous and a little bit crazy.  I think even they were a little bit afraid of Crista. They even locked her up when friends … (20 comments)

activerain: Speechless Sundays - A Lil' Bit Bigger Waterfall - 11/27/11 03:54 PM
 

 
 
 
 
Follow my blog as I give you tips and fun facts about Latin America, expatriates, relocation and making referral income.   
 
 

 
 
 
 
  Latin America --  Isn't it about time you learned more about the opportunities for YOU?       
  
 

 
 
 
 
Viva Latin America
 
 
If you are looking to
 Buy or Sell real
 estate contact
 
Gary Coles  
 800-595-2368
 garytcoles@aol.com
 
 
Do you have questions about real estate in Latin America? We are glad to provide assistance if you are … (11 comments)

 
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