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2008 

This is an honest question that I ask of my fellow professionals in this industry.  Does Craig's List ever really work?  I have worked day in and day out trying to keep my little ad on the first page... and, for the work it entails, I have received a phone call on it once!  Even then the gentlema...
05/31/2008
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Wow.  What a crappy thing to have happen to you.  Wednesday night/Thursday morning I woke up at 3am with that "something isn't right" feeling.  Then I realized the time and thought I had a bad dream... or, perhaps it was just simply being awake at this time that "isn't right".  That was, until 7:...
05/31/2008
I never really felt right about saying "happy" Memorial Day.  Somber Memorial Day always seemed so much more appropriate.  So, I just wanted to take a few minutes to thank all those current, past, and future people who have made the decision to serve for our country.  God bless you and your famil...
05/26/2008
  It is so easy as we enjoy a 3 or 4 day holiday weekend to just relax... picnic with our family, go to BBQs at friends' homes, see a movie, or enjoy the Texas Tax Free shopping on Energy Star items... but, please, keep in mind that these are NOT the reasons for Memorial Day.  We have the abilit...
05/24/2008
I took this picture on one of my many trips to Costa Rica.  I go there to re-new myself and give back to a world that has been so good to me.  I believe everyone needs a personal mission statement.  You have to make a stand for who you are and who you are going to be in this ever changing world w...
05/23/2008
Energy Star is a federal government program that focuses on protecting the environment and consumers through superior energy efficiency building techniques, products, and appliances.  I have begun writing an MCE class just for Energy Star since there is so much misinformation out there and it is...
05/22/2008
This book is about Dr. Fred Epstein, a world renowned children's neurosurgeon, and, "what children can teach us about courage and character."  It is an inspiring tear-jerker that teaches of learning to live life to the fullest no matter what adversities you are facing.  The book is based on the s...
05/18/2008
I recently began working with a client from out of the Texas state area.   She came from the Pennsylvania area and worked for a home builder out there.  Even though she was a re-lo buyer, she did not have a Realtor.  I was shocked.  I encouraged her to find one... and quickly!  I could feel resis...
05/17/2008
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"You can do anything if you have enthusiasm.  Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hope rise to the stars.  Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eye; it is the swing in your gait, the grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of your will and the energy to execute your ideas.  Enthusiasts are fig...
05/12/2008
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Although my babies are of the 4-legged, furry variety I still wanted to wish all the hard working mother's out there a very special day!  My mom happens to be one of my best friends and I am not sure what I would do without her.  She is my confidant, my friend, my advisor, and so many other irrep...
05/11/2008
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