Well, last week Mark and I quietly slipped out of town and headed to Sanibel for some R & R. For as slow as most of 2006 & 2007 were, 2008 started out with a bang, and I was as busy as I could have desired. (Of course, it helped that on the long days, Mark would have the hot tub running, a cool beverage for me and the grill sizzling when I finally got home. He is the best!)
There was a big increase in showing appointments on many of my listings. I am hoping this translates into actual offers. Even the local paper has been more positive on the housing market in the Charleston Tri-County area, while the national media continues to focus on the doom and gloom of some areas of the country…not giving any attention to the bright spots. But as we know, bad news sells.
Back to Sanibel. Home of glorious sunsets, shells and peaceful times. I finished reading Atonement, something I wanted to do before I saw the movie. We have read some “fun” books by a local Sanibel resident, Randy Wayne White, and have loved recognizing some of the local characters and landmarks in his books.
Tomorrow we head home and plunge back into the thick of things, including preparations for my Dad’s 80th birthday party and his parachute jump! Yes, a parachute jump. More on that, with pictures, after the fact.