Thursday, June 21, 2012
Business and pleasure
Today was my day off, and as is often the case, my days off are a mixture of business and pleasure. When you work in real estate you get used to spending at least a little bit of your 'day off' working.
I started my day by emptying the dishwasher and loading it again, wiping the counters, and emptying the kitchen trash and recycling.
Then I opened my laptop and logged into my work email and the MLS system, sent some listings and research to a new client, and returned a few voice mails left the previous night.
Then I took Marvin for a short walk because it was already uncomfortably hot outside although it was only 10am. I vacuumed the 1st and 2nd floors of our house and then changed into my swimsuit and packed a cooler bag with water bottles.
At noon I stopped in my office to drop off some keys and print some pages of a contract. At 12:30 I stopped in at 1 of my favorite sandwich shops and picked up a Cole Turkey Wrap (Turkey, cole slaw, cheese, Thousand Island dressing in a wrap) to go.
Next stop: the beach!
At 1:00 the thermometer on the car read 98 degrees when I parked at the beach parking lot. I knew it was hot, but since it was my day off I wanted to go the beach anyway. In addition to my sandwich I brought cold water to drink and an umbrella for shade. It turned out to be a great day! I saw several friends and the water was warm enough to go swimming. On my way home I passed a bank with a digital thermometer that read 102 degrees. I had the roof closed and the A/C on.