Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The Worry Tree
The Carpenter I hired to help me restore and old farmhouse had just finished a rough first day on the job. A flat tire made him lose an hour of work, his electric saw quit, and now his ancient pickup truck refused to start. While I drove him home, he sat in stony silence.
On arriving, he invited me in to meet his family. As we walked toward the front door, he paused briefly at a small tree, touching the tips of the branches with both hands. When opening the door, he underwent an amazing transformation. His tanned face wreathed in smiles and he hugged his two small children and gave his wife a kiss.
Afterward he walked me to the car. We passed the tree and my curiosity got the better of me. I asked him about what I had seen him do earlier.
'Oh, that's my trouble tree,' he replied. 'I know I can't help having troubles on the job, but one thing for sure, troubles don't belong in the house with my wife and the children. So I just hang them on the tree every night when I come home. Then in the morning I pick them up again.'
'Funny thing is,' he smiled, 'when I come out in the morning to pick 'em up, there ain't nearly as many as I remember hanging up the night before.'
Make it a great day!
p.s. and remember, if you or anyone you know are thinking of buying or selling a home, don't forget to ask yourself, Have you "GOT PAM" for all your real estate needs?
Friday, December 9, 2011
I wanted to share an email I received this morning from the greatest Man in the world!
Pam-I just wanted to say how much I love you & how proud I am that you are my daughter. I never go to bed at night without saying a little prayer asking his blessing on You, Bo and the rest of our family. Thank you for being my daughter!!!
I am sharing this because It really made my day, and I feel more people need to express to their loved ones how they feel, so maybe right now you can stop for a moment and call, email or text someone how much they mean to you!
Make someones day today!!
P.S. and remember, If you or someone you know are thinking about buying or selling a home, don't forget to ask yourself, Have you "GOT PAM" for all your real estate needs?
Monday, December 5, 2011
I cannot believe it but it seems like those thinking of selling their home are in the Holiday Rush! I have had several calls about those wanting to list their home and they are not thinking "After the Holiday". they are moving right along and going ahead and getting their homes on now. This is a great idea, because when most people are thinking about taking their homes off the market, they will go on with less competition and their showings will be from serious buyers! We are listing three homes next week (watch for pictures) and we received a contract on one of our listings today, we wrote two contracts on listings this week, so Don't let the holidays slow you down. Real Estate is going on NOW! I hope everyone is having a great December so far. and we at Pam Schroeder & Associates wish you a very Merry Christmas!
ps. If you or anyone you know are considering buying or selling a home, remember to ask yourself, have you "GOT PAM" for all your real estate needs?