50K On The Old Girl---Time To Trade Her In---Not!

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Real Estate Agent with Village Real Estate Services, Inc.

 A couple of days ago my Active Rain odometer turned 50K.  It was actually pretty exciting.  I knew it was getting close.  I was so engrossed in reading one of my fave writers here on the Rain (Jason Sardi who wrote a 31stBirthday MeMe that was absolutely outstanding) that I nearly missed the monumental turn of the wheel.  Jason's article was so Jason.  He opened a new window to his soul and I devoured every syllable. 

That's how it is here in the Rain.  Just jump in, start reading, and you just never know what great wisdom or folly you'll find waiting.As I turned fifty in the Rain, I got to thinking about the number fifty and how it seems to have special importance in many areas of our lives.

  • A fiftieth wedding anniversary is so important we call it Golden.
  • In math Fiftyis the smallest number that can be written as the sum of two squares.  For you math buffs here's how it's written ;  50 = 12 + 72 = 52 + 52. Or, if you want to get really fancy, it's also the sum of three squares, 50 = 32 + 42 + 52.
  • In science - 50 is the atomic number of tin.
  • In religion - 50 years is the jubilee period.
  • In music - Paul Simon wrote and sang about 50 ways to leave your lover.

In so many ways 50 is a sign of some form of accomplishment.  It's neither an ending nor a beginning---it's somewhere in between.  And that's just fine with me.  No longer just beginning here on Active Rain, but nowhere near finished.  There's so much more to learn from my wonderful "dashboard" buddies (which will be at 50 in no time) like:

Bob's Blog about Frederick MD Real Estate Bob Carney, Frederick MD Real Estate - Frederick, MD
Last Post: 07/19/07 10:35 AM          Posts: 60
Real Estate Financing, The Insider's Insight On MortgageJason Sardi - Allentown, PA
Last Post: 07/19/07 09:22 AM          Posts: 144
The Title and Escrow Guy - Brad AndersohnBrad Andersohn - Vallejo, CA
Last Post: 07/19/07 02:45 AM          Posts: 107
Joe's Burbank Real Estate Spotlight Joe Zapata - Your Burbank Real Estate Expert - Burbank, CA
Last Post: 07/19/07 01:18 AM          Posts: 53
Kansas City New Homes BlogDavid L. Britt, MBA - Olathe, KS
Last Post: 07/18/07 11:56 PM          Posts: 154
Denver Real Estate & Relocation Kristal Kraft ~ Denver Real Estate - Denver, CO
Last Post: 07/18/07 11:55 PM          Posts: 414
William's BlogWilliam Johnson GRI CRS e-PRO - San Diego, CA
Last Post: 07/18/07 11:54 PM          Posts: 128
"WooHoo Sally's" Mililani Hawaii Real Estate Blog!Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman (RA) Mililani Real Estate - Mililani, HI
Last Post: 07/18/07 11:33 PM          Posts: 138
Carlsbad Homes and Real Estate Tidbits >> Carlsbad REALTOR Speaks OutJeff Dowler - Carlsbad, CA
Last Post: 07/18/07 08:51 PM          Posts: 295
Galel's BlogGalel Fajardo, CMPSTM - Newport Beach, CA
Last Post: 07/18/07 07:02 PM          Posts: 13
Mortgage Knowledge at its BEST!!!! (Jeff Belonger)Jeff Belonger -- The FHA Expert.com - Cherry Hill, NJ
Last Post: 07/18/07 06:05 PM          Posts: 231
Richard Dolbeare (RA) BlogRichard Dolbeare - Koloa, HI
Last Post: 07/18/07 01:09 PM          Posts: 23
The Official ActiveRain BlogActiveRain Real Estate Network - Bellevue, WA
Last Post: 07/18/07 12:56 PM          Posts: 182
Laurie's Long Beach CA Real Estate Blog Laurie Manny ~ Long Beach Real Estate - Long Beach, CA
Last Post: 07/17/07 04:45 PM          Posts: 122
Steven L. Smith's BlogSteven L. Smith, Bellingham, Wa. Home Inspections - Bellingham, WA
Last Post: 07/17/07 09:14 AM          Posts: 136
America's Most Opinionated Mortgage BrokerBrian Brady - San Diego, CA
Last Post: 07/17/07 02:06 AM          Posts: 294
So-Cal LivingLynda Eisenmann-Broker-Owner,Orange County, CA - Brea, CA
Last Post: 07/16/07 11:42 PM          Posts: 76
B. Jason 's BlogB. Jason Perry - San Juan Capistrano, CA
Last Post: 07/16/07 04:42 PM          Posts: 1
Miami Redlands Real Estate ThoughtsMaggie Dokic | Miami Real Estate Broker-Associate - Miami, FL
Last Post: 07/16/07 01:34 PM          Posts: 174
Tisza's BlogTisza Major-Posner - Claremont, CA
Last Post: 07/15/07 08:51 PM          Posts: 116
Linda's Southeastern CT Real Estate Blog Linda Davis - Gales Ferry, CT
Last Post: 07/15/07 07:23 PM          Posts: 94
Florida- Midori -Real Estate TrainingMidori Miller - Daytona Beach, FL
Last Post: 07/15/07 02:47 PM          Posts: 76
Burbank Real Estate BlogAna Connell--Burbank Real Estate Specialist - Burbank, CA
Last Post: 07/15/07 12:41 PM          Posts: 80
Kaye's Beach Cities Real Estate Info Kaye Thomas... Manhattan Beach CA/ e-PRO - Manhattan Beach, CA
Last Post: 07/14/07 02:02 PM          Posts: 82
Exceeding Your ExpectationsDoug Beaver - Corona Norco Riverside Homes - Corona, CA
Last Post: 07/13/07 01:23 PM          Posts: 209
Graham's BlogGraham Holmes - Yucaipa, CA
Last Post: 07/07/07 06:28 PM          Posts: 84
The Real ViewRoberta Murphy - San Diego, CA
Last Post: 06/29/07 09:52 AM          Posts: 198
In The Trenches...Chris Prescott Real Estate Agent & Business Coach - Edina, MN
Last Post: 06/21/07 10:29 AM          Posts: 20
Ron's BlogRon Pickett, UMB - Santa Ana, CA
Last Post: 06/20/07 10:46 PM          Posts: 28
Silverdale Wa Real Estate MortgagesMark Flanders - Silverdale, WA
Last Post: 06/11/07 07:50 PM          Posts: 175
Santa Clarita Real Estate News and Updates Linda Slocum, Santa Clarita Realtor - Santa Clarita, CA
Last Post: 06/11/07 04:06 PM          Posts: 114

So many more experiences to share.  So many more opportunities that will be presented because of AR.

 

Wow---50 already?  And so much more ahead! 

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Marlene is a highly experienced  South Orange County CA REALTOR® specializing in residential Real Estate and the sale of Homes and Condos in South Orange County, California and Saddleback Valley cities of: Laguna Woods, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Beach, Rancho Santa Margarita, Lake Forest, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo.   

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Marlene-Congrats....better late than never!  So sorry.....You keep going girl....I love your writing.
July 23, 2007 10:54 AM
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Midori - Thanks so much for stopping by to read this.  So glad you enjoy my writing.  I sure have fun doing it. Hit another milestone this weekend.  My 100th post.  I didn't blog about it.  Too many other more important things to write about. 
July 23, 2007 01:40 PM
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Marlene, so sorry I missed your milestone.  Congratulations!  I sure have enjoyed being on the receiving end of your thoughtful comments and reading your contributions to the Rain.  Thanks so much for including me in your group. 
August 09, 2007 11:27 PM
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Hi Maggi - I've enjoyed getting to know you here as well.  My buddy Lynda was the one who first told me about you and I've enjoyed reading your posts ever since.  Thanks for stopping by!
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Marlene - can't believe I missed this one. Thanks for having me on your dashboard as a buddy!  It has been a great journey for many of us, but we have only just begun!!  :-)  I love the way you broke down the number 50. In five more years, that's where I'll be...and looking forward to it! Have a Blessed day, you deserve it!
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