Thursday, August 6, 2015
In fifth grade I saw a mouse at the vacation house we were renting for the week in Deep Creek, Md. I was an hour into the TGIF line-up—ABC’s magnum opus—when I saw the creature scurry across the mantel above the TV.
Cue an immediate and total meltdown.
In the throes of an 11-year-old freak-out, I strongly suggested we leave the house immediately. When no one made any moves to grab the car keys, I...
Thursday, July 30, 2015
My memories of college move-in days involve a lot of crying or sweating. Sometimes both, together.
At the time, I wasn’t so great at the whole being away from my parents thing. Damn you both for providing me with a loving childhood.
Simultaneously, my college wasn’t so great at the whole air conditioning thing. Three flights of steps + all of my worldly possessions – A/C = a disgruntled father. I...
Monday, July 27, 2015
Fall is almost here meaning that the year is about three quarters of the way done. That means that it’s time for that most wonderful of occurrence: Next Year Budgeting!!!!! (YAY?)
An important task to undertake in preparation for next year’s goals is to inspect the community. It’s an easy thing to say “I walk the property every day when I pick up trash or show a prospective resident the...
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Let’s be honest—some of us don’t look quite as bright-eyed and bushy-tailed as we did on Wednesday. Others may have significantly less money than when they arrived. Roulette players, I’m talkin’ to you.
But hey—we’ve also learned a tremendous amount about industry best practices, discovered new products and services, and connected with colleagues and friends, both new and old. Plus we watched...