If you went to the football game, probably any football game over the weekend, fall would be the last word you would use to describe the weather. Being in the stands at Death Valley was akin to lounging in an Easy Bake oven but instead of the 10 watt bulb your mom put in there to “cook” your mush-cake, some evil villain (most likely a Gamecock fan) had replaced it with Q-beam. At least that’s what I heard. But once you got back in your car and the air conditioning began to relieve your heat stroke symptoms, you may have noticed some of the trees beginning their annual beauty contest. What has two thumbs and loves the fall? This guy! It seems to have been uncharacteristically hot for much longer this spring and summer, so thank goodness we live and work around beautiful Lake Keowee and Lake Jocassee!
It’s been a fantastic year for us sales wise, but a crappy month in other respects. Within days of each other, my Mother and my wife’s Father passed away. Both from cancer though different journeys to their passing as Mom’s illness only lasted a week (that we were aware of) while Dick was able to fight for a year. Either way the events put a whole new light on life itself. I keep hearing in my head the motto “don’t sweat the small stuff”, because compared to the important people in your life, it’s almost all small stuff. The biggest things I’ve missed from both Mom and Dick is not being able to share all of the crazy adventures our family has, things such as the kids jumping off of Jumping Off Rock (talk about an aptly named protuberance). As y’all have seen, I love to take pictures of such things and like clockwork the first thing I would do after capturing any fun family image was to send it to Mom so I could get the inevitable admonishment that I needed to make sure the kids are being very careful – it’s been surprising to me just how much not being able to do that has affected me. With Dick it’s the ability to update him not so much with pictures as with phone calls and visits. So, the moral of the story is? I don’t know, you tell me. What I do know is this: live life to the fullest because we are not guaranteed tomorrow!
As for business, we continue to score runs (or should I say touchdowns?) as we are working on a house contract and had two offers for lots over the weekend. We’re now just shy of $22,000,000 in closed volume for the year! $30,000,000 look out!!!
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