Tuesday, August 30, 2011

What Has The World Come To?

This morning I stopped by the Social Security Office again for a visit. I was shocked to say the least observing the elderly couple in front of me trying to figure out how to maneuver there way through the security system set up at the front door. Now I have to say there isn’t much to it but I have been through this process several times. Recalling my first I was a little clumsy myself and thinking back the reaction to the security detail was similar. Their treatment was rude and frankly totally unnecessary. The couple was clearly disoriented and unable to understand what was happening or what was expected of them. This is the kind of stuff that just drives me crazy.

My grip here is simply that although a government building; we pay the rent and the salaries of the people who work here. We are the customers! How about some customer service or maybe just some courtesy and kindness?

In closing this was the second incident I have witnessed here. My first was a woman in tears a week ago because she had gone to the bathroom and when she returned the door was locked and security wouldn’t let her re-enter. When I reported the incident to the head security officer on the ground floor he simply explained the policy which clearly she had violated. I expressed how he should really reconsider and send someone up stairs and let her complete her business and reiterated how she was really upset. He replied that he would; I hope he did.

In life our success comes from God who asks to love one another. I know I fail at this like others, but sometimes we need to throw out our rules and just use His.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Home For Sales Forest Acres $235,000

In town, renovated home in the heart of Forest Lake. 4 large bedrooms with the option of a master suite up or down, 3 full baths. Large, updated, open kitchen with dual cooktops. Breakfast room has french doors that lead to deck/pool area. Home office with beautiful built-in cabinetry conveniently located off kitchen area. Formal Living and Dining areas. Family room/Downstairs Master have brand new hardwood flooring. Roof only 4 years old. Gorgeous, low maintenance, salt water pool. Beautiful landscaping, exterior prep sink excellent for outdoor entertaining. /New HVAC, Playset and Invisible Fence.ONE DAY $5000 PRICE DROP SATURDAY 8/20/2011!! OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY 8/20/2011 1-3PM!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Home For Sale $305,000 Mariners Cove

Sought after Bracebridge built beauty, qualifies for 100% financing. Many extras/lg screened porch & deck overlooking a lighted inground salt water pool, diving board & water slide/over $11,000 in landscaping that is absolutely beautiful on pv fenced backyd. The home boasts 4 bedrooms + frog, formal DR, 12' tray ceilings in GR/FP & Hw's, beautiful kitchen/extra cabinets, stainless appls & solid surf countertops, pvt MBR ste w/seperate shower & whirlpool/on 1st flr/bay wind overlooks pool & walks out onto screened porch & deck. Jack & Jill bath between 2BR's down/built in desk in BR. There is a BR, BA & FROG up. Great curb appeal with country front porch on quite cul-de-sac. Termite bond & Hm Warranty in place. Mins from great Lex amenities

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

My 3 Girls and 5 GrandChildren 3 Boys & 2 Girls

Amanda, Rocco and Lucca

Lucca & Rocco

Heather, Patrick and  Amelia

Madison & Patrick & Amelia

Mackenzie & Ralph

For Sale Awesome Beautiful Lake Murray Home Reduced $ 999,999.00

EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE-We discover a truly extraordinary property on the shores of Lake Murray! Unlock the secrets of southern living with spectacular architecture and interior design in this truly magnificent setting. You will find this hom...e is perfectly appointed and built to capture splendid water views with expansive window walls and soaring ceilings that afford amazing lighting effects. This gracious, warm and relaxing custom built home is set apart by the luxurious trim package, handsome built in cabinetry, coffered ceiling, glowing hardwoods, volume ceilings, firelit great room with beverage center, dual wine coolers and a kitchen that will satisfy the most discriminating chef. The master suite wing has adjoining office. Private dock

Ralph the Poodle: Sky Diving with a Dog?

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