Monday, January 11, 2016

1986 REALTOR Award and Musings today

I posted a photo of the Presidents Award that I got for my contribution to the Seattle King County Board of Realtors in 1986 from Clem Buckley who was the President.  Yesterday, he called me to chat.  I feel bad because I haven't been good at keeping in touch.  He had such a big impact on my life. I have had dozens and dozens of "likes" and comments on that post.  That was such a big honor.  Its hard to imagine what I was thinking as I walked to the stage to accept it. What an honor.

It is hard to believe that it has been 30 years.  I was pregnant with Kyler and Colin was 3 years old.  My husband who would leave only a few years later, was not contributing to the bottom line so I was working and taking care of the kids.  I survived because I was so in love with my children and I just kept moving.

In a world full of innovation using technology, drones of all sorts will be the kind that will touch all ages, businesses, and locations.  Using wi-fi, cell hones, voice activation, and video we will see all kinds of applications from toys to tools and from play activity to rescue services.

As usual, the government doesn't move with the speed necessary to keep up with technology.  So, the FAA and probably other divisions, are slow to respond on how to regulate and monitor drove use so to protect people.

I know another reason that I do not shop at Walmart.  A woman accused of stealing clothes bit off the finger of a Walmart worker.  Gross.  I can just picture the fight.  It probably is no better than the staged girl fights on stupid teen movies.

There have been over 8000 earthquakes just north of here.  They continue to rattle the earth feel below and are not felt by those that live n that area.  Part of me think that they could become much more serious.  Would it be better that i know that they are shaking so I can be more aware.  Or will they create more fear side me that I do not need.

A fan of mine at work passed away this weekend.  It makes me very sad.  She was a character who was memorable.  Real estate was her life.  She would call me for advice and for her continuing education.  She always laughed when ever I talked to her.  She felt sick and drove to the hospital.  She had a heart attack that she didn't come back from.   She was young.. mid life. She will be missed. one of her last posts on Facebook was a photo of a hamburger at the drive in. She made a comment, "I couldn't help myself." She died 48 hours later.  I have been thinking about her all day.

I've been editing my book, "Marketing without Money," most of the day.  I can't wait til I am done.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

My California Friends!

I love visiting friends out of town!  On my trip to see the Grandkids, I added a few days to see John and Gail Moran who were friends from college days.  I also spent a few days with Tish who I have known for about a decade.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

New Years as Grammy!

It was so exciting to spend New Years in California with my grandkids!