My Sister Taylor

My little sister is 14 years old and is coming into her own life. She lives with my Mom and Dad more than two hours away from me. We text message all the time, that seems to be her only form of communication. I wsh I could see her more. She’s wonderful in sports like I was and this year she has opt out of playing. I remember playing ball and having nothing else on my mind except for when was the next game. I couldn’t wait to play again. She recently aquired her first boyfriend and ever since it’s ” I love him this and I love him that. Even when she texts me now her signature says how she loves him. It’s because of him that she’s not with her friends playing ball. I don’t want her to get hurt and in addition to that I realize that she may have wasted her time and missed out on becoming better at the game she loves. The only oportunity she may have had to make something of herself and go to college with a scholorship. Her mind is too young to understand the mature thoughts of future responsibility. She’s living in the moment with no care of what the next day brings.

I’ve had it all, money, security, great friends, and I’ve lost it all. I spent eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps, and have done my time in the sand. I’m now home and working hard to rebuild the type of life I once had. This time doing it with two daughters and a lovely wife in my arms. My sister has no clue the type of commitment and dedication that life can be. I wish I had more time with her to show her the things I know and the things I’ve seen. Sometimes I feel bad for moving away from her but to be honest that was the only way that I was going to succeed. There was no oportunity in that town. Just sports and education. Is there anything that I can do from 100 miles away?

The Working Man

Slowly but Surely I’ve been putting together my internet marketing champane. It hasn’t really been that hard to do, just somewhat time consuming. The wife is starting to get fustrated with the amout of time that I’m putting into my businesses. I can’t blame her. I’m getting fustrated too. Making everything come together just the way you want them is harder than it looks. First I like to start out with an idea of what the end product should look like and what I want it to be able to do. Than I start taking it apart in my head to figure out what all I need to have in place in order for it to function in the manner that I wish it to function in. Once I have all the pieces, I begine to look at who all I can get to do it for me. Unfortunately in the case of my internet marketing, I got stuck with doing about 75% of it. Oh well. I’ll take the wife on a vacation or some thing when it’s all done. Try and get in the quality time that I know she deserves.

Looks like there may be a turn around in the housing market. Uptrend?

“Pending home sales show a sustained uptrend, rising for four consecutive months with very favorable housing affordability and a first-time buyer tax credit boosting activity, according to the National Association of Realtors┬«.

The Pending Home Sales Index,1 a forward-looking indicator based on contracts signed in May, increased 0.1 percent to 90.7 from an upwardly revised reading of 90.6 in April, and is 6.7 percent higher than May 2008 when it was 85.0. The last time there were four consecutive monthly gains was in October 2004.

Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, cautions that there could be delays in the number of contracts that go to closing. “Closed existing-home sales have improved but are coming in lower than expected because some contracts are delayed or falling through from the application of new appraisal rules for many transactions,” he said. “Rises in contract activity show buyers are becoming more active even as they face much more stringent loan underwriting standards. Speedy clarification of the appraisal rules could smooth a housing market recovery and support the overall economy.”

Having a rough day at the office. It’s…

Having a rough day at the office. It’s one of those days that’s not real tough to get through, but everything seems like it’s taking forever. I feel as if I’ve been here for 12hrs already, though it’s only been four.