Old Age Disease

I hope you all had a delightful Sunday, which I believe you should have considering how pleasant it was outdoors.  I spent a number of hours doing yard work, cleaning gutters, mowing, along with weed pulling and spraying.  I bristled a little at first and then laughed when a couple I’ve known for quite sometime, happened to see me out mowing at the office.  They walked over and one of cried out, “I’ve never in my life seen you dressed like you are and working outdoors.”  I couldn’t help saying, “In spite of what many may think, I can still work circles around at least 50 % of you humans.”

We had a good chat about recent happenings in our lives, and then off they went.  After I went back to my mowing, I couldn’t help but wonder why they thought me incapable of doing physical labor, and especially since they’ve known for years that I grew up on a farm.   I guess when the general public nearly always see me dressed for my real estate job, they must think I’m either unwilling or incapable of doing manual labor.

I want to take a few moments and talk about five of my lesser priced listings which I consider to be excellent buys for either first-timers or investors.  I have them in an ascending price order and they are as follows:

21 – 11th St. NE1104 – 16th St. NE, 903 – 12th St. NE, 628 N. Harrison, and 716 S. Taylor.

Each and every one of them have future market value if only the buyers with vision would take a look.  Believe it or not, there are things I like about each one due their having one feature or another that’s above average in today’s market.  I’m surprised we haven’t had at least an offer on 21 – 11th St. NE.  I’m going to have to get in touch with the owner to have that yard cleared of over-growth.  The vines are so thick, they’re covering my “for sale” sign.  Do help to put the word out whenever you have an opportunity.

As I was driving home, I just happened to notice an old concrete post over in the Forest Park area that most over-look simply because it’s been there for years.  For about a second or two I wondered what it was until I remembered.  It’s the remnants of a neighborhood post box.  A very many years ago, there used to be a heavy iron post box attached to it for the residents of that neighborhood to use when mailing letters.

It all started coming back to me when remembering the bigger post boxes that were at various street corners which were much larger and attached to the ground.  It certainly brought memories rushing back regarding the way our postal service used to be.  We all get mail nearly every day in these times, but back then, it was more often than not that we didn’t get mail because we didn’t have companies mailing out advertisements on they scale they do now.  And of course you also recall there being a sign on each post box stating the pick up times for week days and Saturdays.  I hope by mentioning those old corner post boxes, you’ll resurrect you own delightful memories.

One of my well knowns who’s growing older called today and mentioned how she can’t do as much physical labor as possible.  She said, “I think it’s because I’m growing all the older.”  I teased her a little bit by saying, “I wouldn’t worry much about it because it’s old age disease taking it course.”  She bristled a little and said, “I don’t think I want to be branded with old age disease.”  I did get a laugh out of her when saying, “We survived infant disease, adolescent disease, teenage disease, adult disease, mid-life crisis disease, so I’m pretty sure we can make it thru old age disease.”

Wishing you all a great week ahead!

Tonight’s one-liner is:  When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

Joe Chodur

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