Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Stuff Keeps Breaking

First is was my lap top, my good one.
Right before it went down I got a window that said something like.
"battery condition critical...have a new battery ready"
So thinking it was indeed the battery, I spent 70 bucks on a new one.
Of course it was not the battery and even the guy at the computer hospital could not revive it.
When I went to pick it up he had put a yellow sticky note on it.

NOW...my NEW dryer is making a horrid clunking sound.
This fancy ass dryer should not be doing anything but drying clothes after only 4 months.
I will have to find out who to call for warranty work...joy.

Worst of all is my car.
I am going down the freeway when I hear this loud clanking sound.
I am looking around to see who the hell is driving a car that sounds like THAT!!
Then I realize I am driving a car that sounds like that and quickly exit into a Walmart parking lot. Lucky the dealorship is only a few miles down the road so they came to pick up for me.
I have not heard back from the car hospital yet, but hoping they do not put a yellow sticky note on it that says
Stay tuned.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Happy Birthday LOST litter

The LOST litter are having a birthday today.


Sawyer and Kate

And Jack who lives in Austin

Happy second birthday
my little sweethearts!

Chandra, please kiss Jack's silly nose for me
Love, Mom

Don't miss this weeks
Carnival of the Cats
hosted this week by
Kashim & Othello and Salome

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Work Related: Just Venting

I have gotten behind with blogging because I am so busy with working.
YES......that is a good thing for the most part, but so much of my work is not productive and truly I would be happier just spending part of the day blogging even if it is just pictures of cat tummies.

Example 1: 2 days research for out of town client, they are IN Houston for Only the ONE day... URGENT...must find house!
Client calls morning of many appointments made.....no time to see homes today will call next trip.

Example 2: I am on my way driving across town for a last minute showing, this person has to see this house NOW. ...CAN NOT see another time PLEASE show today.
When I am 2 blocks away she calls...the house is ugly can I show a different one instead??
Ummm .......No.

Example 3: Ok I can't tell this story in case this idiot finds my blog

Example 4: One of my problem listings actually sells, it's a great house but in a remote area.
The buyers agent lives in cave man times. He can not scan documents and his fax machine produces illegible crap. I must hand deliver everything to every party or the title company and lenders and my broker will freak out.
Then after all that time, gas and drama, these buyers find a different house they prefer and cancel the contract.

Example 5: Well, crap I better not tell this one either but thanks for listening

On a happy note, I have met an important sales goal this quarter assuming all will close that are supposed to close...which again takes away from blogging because it is a VERY long walk from offer to closing right now.
Shoot, it's pretty much a marathon.
I like a challenge, really I do.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Blast From The Past

I had the strangest call the other day from an old friend.
When I say "OLD" I mean I have not seen or spoken to this person
since we were 7 years old!

My family lived in Billings, Montana at the time then
moved to Kansas when my parents separated.
Ginny and I never got to say
goodbye and have been in each others thoughts
ever since.

left to right: Ginny's sister Kim, me being silly, Ginny and my
brother Doug. Christmas 1966ish

How my very first and very best friend Ginny managed to
locate me after 3 name changes and 40+ years is an
amazing and wonderful thing.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Monday, March 09, 2009


So, I open up this can of green beans and see what at
first looks like a stick.
Then pick it out and I see
there are legs and a head as well.

No salt and 0 trans fat in the beans but
what about the caterpillar?