The Tin Man

I had a much needed laugh this morning when one of my dear long-term clients was talking about how vicious some people have been of late in the newspaper regarding crap they’ve been sending to print about my brother and myself, by saying, “The next time this comes around, just tell them to make sure they spell your name right because when you step back and look at it, it’s all free advertising.”

Perhaps he was right when saying that because I just so happened to sell another Prairie Place on 1st unit today, and then later this afternoon, an offer came in on another one, and if we get that one put together, there will have been three those units sold in a week.  Yeah!

The couple I sold one of units to this morning, will be another perfect match-up with the current residents.  They’re coming here from the Des Moines area, and glad to be moving to a much slower paced and more convenient location where they can all the more enjoy their golden years.  It has been a long process for them to decide because I first showed them those units back in November, but for some reason, I had this “feeling” back then, that they were going to purchase one of them.

With it being the end of the month, I had all the more desk work and errands to run, but thank goodness I didn’t miss a beat with my appointments.  I’m still wondering where the month of May went because in the past, it’s nearly always been one with many warm and sun-filled days.

I went out early and placed my tent signs in conspicuous locations near the public open house I’ll be hosting tomorrow afternoon at 415 – 1st St. SE.  Now that’s a home which a person can move right into and enjoy the rest of the summer.  I’m looking for a good crowd because you just can’t find homes of its caliber every day of the week, and especially in that general district.  Wouldn’t it be a hoot if I could get that under contract right away?  It wouldn’t surprise me if it did when seeing the recent sale prices being reported.  Why would anyone want to buy a “lipsticked pig” of a house when a rock-solid home like this is available?

Someone mentioned just yesterday how little they watch any recent movies or television programs due to the violence and raw language being used.  She mentioned subscribing to extended cable so she could watch those kinder and gentler old films and series which is perhaps why I watch very little television because of how rude and crude most of it is.  How can anyone get settled for the evening when watching such trash?

When doing a little sprucing up in the back of my office, I found a cute little oil can a client gave me many months ago.  Every time I look at it, I’m reminded of the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz.  I took the above photo of it as a possible “trigger” for your minds so to remember hearing him singing, “If I Only Had A Heart.”  Back in the day when that first appeared on the television, I was terrified by the Wicked Witch of the West and her flying monkeys.  When comparing that movie to what we see now, makes the Wizard of Oz out to be nothing more than a cotton candy comedy.

When thinking about certain people of late, I believe there were those who made it their life’s calling to be Wicked Witches of the West, while “the others” sprouted wings and turned into flying monkeys.  You just never know how much young children are inspired by what they watch on TV along with adult personalities they come into contact with on a daily basis. I personally know one aging woman who is the reincarnation of her wicked-minded father, and it’s not just her actions, because I believe if she’d shave her head and stop wearing make-up, she’d be a dead-ringer.  Ouch!

Let’s all hope June is going to be the most delightful month where it will redeem the nasty weeks of May we were forced to endure.  It’s time for us to get all our flowers and plants in the ground so we can enjoy them until Jack Frost arrives.  Not but two days ago I happened to read several pages regarding how closely humans and nature were connected to where there were certain trees and landscapes they set aside as their natural cathedrals of worship for all many generations.  I believe we still have remnants of those connections in our DNA which is why so many of us enjoy spending time in natural areas that’ve not been commercialized.  Just yesterday someone mentioned how much she wants to visit Yellowstone before she dies.

Tonight’s one-liner is:  People’s manners are mirrors in which they show their portraits.

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