Hi! I am mostly posting this because I seem to have taken a break from blogging…. I was blogging about everything and I sort of stopped for a few weeks… Maybe I needed the break…. I have been doing a bunch of stuff.
Some real estate, some politics and some spreadsheet work. I have had a tough start of the year with many random events hurting my business…. I had the suitcase full of cash, a buyer with heart surgery, a bad inspection,dad’s small stroke, dad’s research project …. Those type of things… Normally I do great but I guess after a while I didn’t want to talk about it… Or maybe its just the tail end of winter….
Well I am still selling houses in Boise, Idaho…. I have a couple of buyer leads….I thought about running for office again…. I sold the house after repairs quickly and for more than the last contract… So I guess what I want to say is that I am back in the game and trying to work up enthusiasm.
I started my life as a chemist…. Well that is not true I started my life as a baby (just like everyone else). I took a BS and MA in Chemistry. In all my working career (short because I took care of my kids) people rarely what I was doing and if it had any implications in the world. The conversation started like this. “Debbie what do you do? ” “I am a physical chemistry graduate student.” They would take a step back then trying to regroup they would ask what my husband did. I would tell them he is a math graduate student. At that point they would usually find someone else to talk to….. Fast forward 3 kids and 25 years later. I am a real estate agent and I ran for Congress. I have2 kids who are college graduates, one starting grad school and the other starting college. People do not ask me what I think of the political situation (I have to force that on them). They ask me the market conditions. What is their home worth and whether I think the market is rising or falling? What do I think will happen in next few months…. Can people really get loans?
It was very interesting to have people want to hear my opinion. I think I had less than that as the nominee for my party and certainly less then as a Scientist.
We are ambassadors of our profession and we owe it to our client to be abreast of the situation. This is just a thought for the day before my office meeting?