Weekend of September 9th - 11th, 2005D: So Friday started out awesome. I had my coaching call, which is always a good thing to get me going and keep me on track. It was the first time my coach and I had talked since Mastermind. We discussed MM and my business. I've felt kind of slow since returning from vacation. Need to figure a way to turn it up a notch again, now that I'm back so I feel comfortable going to Mexico in November and won't have to worry about expenses while I'm gone. This whole "pay for a vacation before you go" thing is new to me. But it's certainly good. After my coaching call, I decided that I didn't need to go to the office for anything, so I headed to Pennington (Yelm) early. The plan was to get there early, get set up and just see if I couldn't make a sale while I was there. Well, on the way there, I got a call from the listing agent for the plat and he wanted to bitch about some things he didn't like being done at the plat. Well this just set me off and put me in a foul mood. When I got to Pennington, I spent 30 minutes typing him an e-mail telling him how pissed I was. Then I stewed there waiting for the read receipt and his response to come back. He finally called around 3PM and basically told me I blew things way out of proportion. He was probably right, but I was still kind of ticked. I got going again on the Toscanos website and it was finally coming together into a design I felt comfortable with. I got positive feedback from the owners of the restaurant too, so that was nice. I headed out of Yelm around 6:30 and dropped by a listing of mine to grab the key out of the keybox and headed home. Teri and I had planned on dinner and a movie, but since I was delayed in Yelm, our dinner fell right between movie times and we were both too tired to stay up and watch a movie, so we just went home and crashed.
Saturday, Teri and I got up kind of late and headed out for lunch with her Dad and sister. Her dad showed us some of the awards his vinyard had won from Chateau Ste. Michelle wineries. Pretty cool. Her sister is 18 and it seems like everyone she knows is either in jail, or on probation. I hope she can get stuff straightened out. She's a good kid and needs to realize it. After lunch, we headed back home to grab our rain coats and head down to the Puyallup Fair to meet up with our friends Rick, Annette, John and Janet. We hooked up with them and had a wonderful time exploring all the displays and checking out all the animals. The fair hasn't changed much in my 35 years on this planet, but it's nice to go every other year or so. It didn't really rain on us the whole time, so it was a pain in the butt carrying my jacket around the whole time. Of course if I had not have brought it, it would have poured the whole time!
Sunday, Teri and I got up and headed out to breakfast. I'm learning to not order hash browns with my breakfast and instead had come cottage cheese. It was GREAT cottage cheese as well. Afterward, we headed out to check out some homes we had seen the previous evening as we were on our way to the fair. The first community had a floor plan that I actually liked well enough and could probably afford. It was in a GREAT location and it backed up to a cemetary, so you knew your neighbors would be quiet. Teri wasn't thrilled with the floorplan and really not thrilled about the small . . . OK no . . . yard. It would be a great place to build some equity for the next couple of years though, so I'm still considering it. The one Teri liked was 500 square feet larger (go figure) and about $20K up in price. Certainly NOT affordable. C'est la vie. We looked at another community which I KNEW we couldn't afford and of course Teri really liked those. ;-) We headed down to my office to grab some things and then back home to chill out for the afternoon. I got to see my favorite Tennis Player in the finals of the U.S. Open AND I got to watch it in HDTV. AWESOME! Andre Agassi showed he still had some good stuff against Roger Ferderer by taking the 2nd set by winning two breaks and taking him to a tie break in the 3rd set. But alas, he finally succumbed to the deft serving and agility of his younger opponent. It was still AWESOME to watch though. Agassi is really a class player, and I'll be sad to see him retire in a few years. Later that evening, Toscanos was putting on a charity dinner for the Good Sam hospital Children's Therapy Unit. So Teri, Marcus and I headed down there to do our part. The food was wonderful (as always) and the wine was pretty good too. We ended up splitting a bottle of Solaris Pinot Noir which I hadn't had before, but it turned out to be pretty good. After dinner, Teri and I headed home and she went to bed and I watched the season premiere of the Family Guy and the 3rd episode of Rome in HDTV. I finally headed off to bed around 11:30.
T: Lazy Lazy Lazy weekend. It was good!
F: Lethargic! Need to get to the gym!