Against The River

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Home Inspector with JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC HOI 394

There are times in our day where we feel like we are swimming up stream. The task at hand looks daunting, the end seems so far away. But if you push the finish from your mind and focus only on the beginning, your outlook should become more optimistic. Just as the salmon begin their long journey at the mouth of the river or the baby begins to crawl before walking, beginning a task brings you closer to your goal.

Rushing river

 

 

James Quarello
Connecticut Home Inspector
2010 - 2011 SNEC-ASHI President
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JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC

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Michael Thornton
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Good morning, James. I could dig having a kayak on that river. Cool!!!

May 11, 2011 06:48 AM
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Randy Ostrander
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Great outlook James. The first step truly is the hardest. Love your analogy.

May 11, 2011 06:48 AM
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Ed Silva
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Jim, for what we are trying to do in today's market, that water seems like a little trickle in a stream. Perseverance is a must.

May 11, 2011 07:12 AM
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David Burrows
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I appreciate your post. You are right, failing to begin a task will NOT get you closer to the goal. - David

May 11, 2011 07:16 AM
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Peter Schattenfield
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James, This shot reminds of Great Falls. I grew up walking distance from the park on the Maryland side.

May 11, 2011 07:25 AM
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Bob Jakowinicz
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Just getting back from a whitewater rafting and kayaking trip that looks all to familiar.  One step/stroke at a time

May 11, 2011 07:59 AM
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Jay Markanich
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Wow, here you are taking pictures of Great Falls in Virginia and you don't even stop by.

What am I to think?

May 11, 2011 08:12 AM
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Craig Rutman
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Very prophetic my friend. And a heck of a good photo too. Keep 'em coming!

May 11, 2011 09:39 AM
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Robert Butler
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You must have made too much noise, all the salmon are hiding.

May 11, 2011 10:05 AM
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Donald Hester
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Jim,

That looks like it could be over here. I have salmon spawning grounds on my place up on the Entiat River. To think those creatures have traveled so far against the odds and the gauntlet is really amazing. It is all about perseverance. Without the first step the end can never be acheived.

May 11, 2011 11:00 AM
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Steven L. Smith
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Mr James,

That is so deep and philosophical that I am swooning.

Nutsy

May 11, 2011 11:17 AM
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Charles Buell
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Jim, hey---I know that place :)

@Michael, they actually do not allow rafting and kayaking through those falls---somebody gets killed there almost every year.  It is actually even more awesome than the picture shows.

May 11, 2011 11:37 AM
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James Quarello
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Michael, That looks like some rough water for boating :)

Randy, Thanks.

Ed, Perseverance is always important.

David, You can't finish without first beginning.

Peter, Never been, but if it looks like this shot, it must be beautiful.

Bob, Sounds like fun.

Jay, Sorry :( Actually this way further west.

Craig, I will do my best.

Robert, I was hoping to see some, but did not.

Don, That shot is from out your way.

Nutsy, You shouldn't be drinking early in the morning.

Charlie, I thought you would :)

May 13, 2011 07:56 AM
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Karen Pierce
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Well said and depicted, Jim. Very applicable analogy to my work as a housing counselor, and appropos here in the Pacific Northwest! :-)

May 14, 2011 11:52 AM
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James Quarello
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Karen, Thanks, the shot is from your side of the country.

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