It’s been a good week.

I got up about six-ish Monday.  My bedside table clock is set for fifteen minutes later.  Roll your eyes.  I already have done it.  Sometimes I forget to put my cell on vibrate and therefore get various dings/bells/whistles for things that I don’t even understand how to open.  But I do have some sort of weird internal alarm that has me on doze button about twenty minutes before the real deal.

Someone that knows me well had already texted me…good morning…..about two seconds before I realized I was awake.  Some0ne else (GWENNNN!) hoped I would drive safe and don’t text when I’m driving.  Oh heck.  You guys are taking all the fun out of a Monday roadtrip.  Seriously?

Heigh ho, heigh ho….it is off to work I go.  Starbucks coffee (with a straw so I don’t need to go  to buy a way-too-good-looking shirt)….(don’t suck in too fast, it will burn the whoknowswhatsit out of the back of your throat.  Just a friendly tip from me to you)

Long day.  Fun day.  LOVED meeting Regina, our great recruiter down there in Hampton Roads.  She will make us all proud, no doubt…not to mention she is an awful lot of good stuff to work with.  A personal favorite, Amy Carder, makes life a little fun for me.  And that puts her up in my fave list!  She brought Regina to  RE/MAX Allegiance’s  attention…and absolutely yes….Regina will build upon our already successful stuff.

Fast forward to today, Thursday.  Big storms blew in.  Trees blew down.  I sat in my car watching literal sheets of rain wash it clean.  There was no way-no how I was going to get out into that.  Especially since I no longer own a functioning umbrella.  Besides…great coversations can be had in cars when you can’t drive because you can’t see but the a/c is working so you are just relishing the quiet little slice of heaven. 

RE/MAX International’s Broker/Owner Conference starts on Sunday…so off to Denver I go.  Seventeen of the Broker-Owners/Managers/Staff will be heading out there.  It is going to be a really great event with a lot of networking, bonding, laughing…and perhaps a karaoke session?  One never knows.   I will miss my three trusty readers while I am gone.  Perhaps I’ll even get really crazy up there in that altitude and I’ll take fun pictures and post and blog from there.  My friend, Brian, says I’m really going to enjoy the running there.  Was he kidding me?  I’m really looking forward to finding out. 

Colorado will be a new state for me, but it won’t accomplish the dream I’ve established with someone.  Two down, forty eight GREAT ones to go!!!!  Next convention:  Vegas, March 2011!  At least that will be three!

Let the good times roll.

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….tick tock.  Tick tock.  Tick Tock.  5PM on a Friday looks like it is just a mere thirty minutes away.  I’ve been following what plans people are having.

Amy Carder is off to concert heaven with Toby Keith and Trace Adkins.  Yee hah!

Gwen Fuller is off off….she’s shuffling off to Buffalo, uhm, the beach for a week of sun and fun and rest and NO CALLING!

The intranet at rmxtalk is abuzz with filling in for late opens, showing coverages, brand new listings etc.  Alan Kroll is letting everyone know all about the new HERA (Housing and Economic Recovery Act) changes to truth-in-lending that go into effect in just a couple of weeks, July 30.  What else was out there today?  Someone, Chip?  Was that you?  He was looking for floor refinishers.  Of course there is the ongoing dialogue of appraisal issues.

While the ‘ding’ of a new email can be thrilling….a long-lost love found you on Facebook thru Friend Finder….or in some cases, downright stupid….I’ve told the Nigerian president to please send me the money.  I wish he heard me the first eighty thousand times he’s asked!  Often in our offices, however, that ding can be the potential ding of the door on your savings account as you put away some coins from a free lead from Leadstreet!  Or covering Kerri’s open this weekend and you convert someone into a buyer!

Sure email has a time and a place.  But in our fast track, constantly on-the-move world we live in; seizing the opportunity by just opening the email and realizing that we are all on this Blue Marble together and offering the helping hand is a pretty good choice.  I know when I’ve needed an INSTANT response and utilized rmxtalk to find flood remediation people, the ability to assuage an hysterical client in less than the time it takes you to read this (boring) post makes all the times I hit delete a bit more acceptable.  When I needed you, you were all right there.

Anticipation.  It’s making me wait.  Fourteen minutes.  It’s keeping me waiting.

I am bad.  Very bad.  It has been five days since I’ve  posted.  And I could say so many things about how great it was to watch old friends’ successes in life as they assumed command of wonderful places but that isn’t why I am here.

I am so sorry, my one reader, for letting you down.  Lots HAS been happening in our world.  It involves summer.  And whatnot.

I could say that Amy Carder is in charge of the the great Tidewater area.  But I won’t.  Oh.  I already did. Sigh. 

She’s pretty enormously gifted in letting me sigh and giving her the heat.  🙂

I haven’t been down to the beach in a while.  Life.  Happens.  Whatever.  So…..anyhow….went down and saw some GREAT signs….for RE/MAX Allegiance!  They definitely have a place out there on the beach.  I actually was in SandBridge (Sand Bridge….oh dear, help me, before Amy does, help me pronouce the name.

I wanted so much to stay.  Uhm.  Like.  Forever.  And couldn’t.  But LOVED the opportunity to be with some great people, see an amazing peaceful place in the traffic jam we call earth.

So sorry, one reader, that I’ve left you wondering if I’ve fallen off the face of the planet.  Little did you know that my sunburn attests to the fact that I met it head on!