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I just heard... why am I always the last to know?

Foreclosed EarthOh my... I just heard that the end of the world starts tomorrow, and I am not prepared! Why oh why didn't I know this before today? No one mentioned this to me. Although I did have a bout with laryngitis the other day, for a real estate agent that could signal the end of the world as we know it. 

The news this morning alerted me to a prediction by Christian radio broadcaster Harold Camping, who is certain the end starts tomorrow, May 21st. Apparently, like a foreclosure, it is a process and takes time. But a bit quicker than a foreclosure as it will be over in five months. Harold did think this was going to happen in 1994, much to his chagrin, or good fortune, it did not. I suppose it depends on your point of view.

There are, apparently, many followers of this belief. (again, where have I been?) As we never know what is going to happen in life, I can't say that this gentleman is right or wrong. I mean, we never know when our ticket is up, do we? Living life to its fullest is something I need to work on, I know that. Grabbing life by the tail and hanging on for the ride is something I would like to say I do on a regular basis, but that is not so.

having fun!So, perhaps for today, just in case this time the prediction is right, I had better get out there, grab on for dear life and have a fantastic day! But then again, I have work to do. Hedging my bet, so to speak. But it does give one pause, reason to think, am I doing all that I can? Am I having a good time while I am doing it? Am I really enjoying the gift of life that has been given to me?

Inspiration does come in some of the strangest forms, doesn't it? I think my main priority for today is to have a great time while doing what it is I have to do. And perhaps it will be infectious, carry though to others around me and for the days to come. After all, one never knows... does one?

Make it a great one! And remember.... Here is MY prediction:

any day above ground is a great one

Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County Real Estate

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Comment balloon 29 commentsAndrea Swiedler • May 20 2011 10:09AM

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Hadn't heard that one... if good fortune comes from wrong predictions... I'd be a rich woman!  I just wish I could predict the weather ;)  Funny post Andrea!  I especially like the fortune cookie.

Posted by Melinda (Mel) Peterson, Curator of Happy Endings (Real Estate Cafe LLC) over 7 years ago

check in tomorrow .... to be sure you didn't get hexed.   Enjoy today...just incase ;-)

Posted by Lisa Bear (RE/MAX REALTY CENTER) Waukesha,MilwWI Real Estate 2628935555 (Buyers Agent/Luxury/Lake/REO, listing package options) over 7 years ago

Hi Anfdrea, grab on and live life to the fullest for we never know.  I want to say at the end of each day...I have had a great ride today!

Posted by Judith Parker, CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC (ProStead Realty) over 7 years ago

Andrea, Love your prediction, and I must say that I am skeptical of the demise of the World as early as tomorrow!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) over 7 years ago

Melinda, my daughter actually got a fortune cookie that said that, we were hysterical! Thank you!

Lisa, I plan too, and you too!

Judith, isn't that the truth! Sometimes I guess I just plain forget. But with the end so near and all....

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 7 years ago

I'm busy listing, marketing, selling real estate and don't think the blue and green marble is going to be stopping in my or your lifetime. Keep blogging Andrea!

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 7 years ago

Andrea, we have ads on billboard along the highway here to remind us about the end is coming. They sure spent some money to remind us, maybe they think they need to use up all the money before the end is here, tomorrow.  

Posted by Rita Fong, Realtor - Marion Arkansas Homes for Sale (RE/MAX REAL ESTATE TODAY, Executive Broker 901-488-9590 ) over 7 years ago

Tony, he did say it will take 5 months ... from start to finish...

Andy, me too, just in case. As a matter of fact, I am going to be up in your neck of the woods at the end of the month, if all goes well. Grabbing on and taking a great ride while I am there! I will get the details, I know your neck of the woods is pretty big, LOL, and I am not sure where I will be yet. I forget already!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 7 years ago

Rita, LOL, billboards? We New Englanders must be too cheap to pay for billboards like that... or stuffy, or something!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 7 years ago

Have a good life ..just in case it doesn't end see you on Sunday !!!

helpfulHannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) over 7 years ago

Obviously you haven't driven through Dallas in the last several months.  We have billboards about it.

Posted by Judith Abbott (Coldwell Banker Residential) over 7 years ago

Andrea,

First I heard of this was a couple of days ago. I'm not cancelling any showings or appointments. I'm pretty sure everything is going to be alright ;)   Love your sense of humor & this post! I'll see you on Sunday.

Posted by John McCarthy, Realtor - Seacoast NH (Bean Group Portsmouth NH) over 7 years ago

Andrea...

I wonder if the billboard contract ends on May 21???

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) over 7 years ago

Hannah, ok, you got it, LOL.

Judith, nope, I haven't, I can promise you that!

John, I notice a bit of a hesitation on your part, LOL. See you Sunday!

Richard, good point! Or.. I wonder if HIS ticket is up... he is rather old .... maybe he just misread the signs.

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 7 years ago

Andrea, I love your prediction. I agree - any day above the ground is a great day. And you are not the last one to find out about May 21st - I am! I guess I haven't been paying any attention to gloomy news reported every day.

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne, Arlington Virginia Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty) over 7 years ago

I read about this yesterday ... right after I read about Schwarzenegger's love child. Can the news get any more bizarre?

Posted by Cynthia Larsen, Independent Broker Serving Sonoma County, CA (Safe Haven Realty) over 7 years ago

Elizabeth, seems everyone else knew but us! Oh well, as long as I was above ground today...

Cynthia, I am so over hearing about that. Although... that could be the precursor, the "earthquake" they are discussing... I don't know. And the news is more than bizarre... and boring...

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 7 years ago

Hi Andrea-I will check on everyone on Monday-just in case the prediction is a little late-thanks

Posted by Tim Peterson, Realtor Safety Training Classes (Wisconsin Realtor Safety and Concealed Carry Classes) over 7 years ago

I've known this for years now.  My "know it all" oldest son has been telling me for ages that  the world as we know it will cease to exist.

And perhaps it already has.  Our seasons are not the same as they were when we were kids.  There are so many natural disasters happening.  Are we doing this to ourselves?

My son says we are taking too much oil out of the earth and like a car, the earth needs oil to make it go around smoothly.  So who knows?

Oh ya, my son does lol.

Posted by Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate (RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Tim, could you please? Just in case....

Jenny, well, nothing is the same... ever go home and drive down the street? I have, oh my, the street got so much smaller... the snow piles I thought were over my head probably were not... maybe I never walked to school barefoot in the snow, uphill, both ways for 10 miles each way.. I don't know...

I like the idea that the earth needs oil, just like a car does. Never heard that before. And since your son knows it all, I believe it!!! :D

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 7 years ago

Andrea, I'm going to stick with what the bible tells us it tells us that NO ONE KNOWS!!

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 7 years ago

Andrea, I wonder what their story will be when it does not happen?  I am sure they have a back up position.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 7 years ago

Andrea,

I've been hearing about this, but been so busy that I didn't make the connection that it's tomorrow. I'll be showing houses tomorrow, and I guess I better sell one just to kick the last 5 months off right!  Time to "cow-girl" up, it's gonna be a wild ride!  lol

Posted by Virginia Kail, True Blue Realty, Homes and Land for Sale (Investments, starter houses, luxury homes,farms, acreage) over 7 years ago

Marchel, I had a further explanation from a friend who told me that at 6 pm est, all the good people will go flying up into the sky... the rest will be stuck here for the next 5 months! I was just shaking my head. I am certain that I will not be seeing this, but hey, I have my camera at the ready, always!

George, a back up position, oh my, LOL.. I spit when I read that one!

Virginia, maybe you will be one of the ones that flies up toward the sky at 6 pm est! But ... I would cow girl up in any case, LOL.

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 7 years ago

Besides, it's already tomorrow in some places... I think they were using the wrong calendar to pinpoint the date...

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 7 years ago

This is nothing more than some idiot wanting to draw attention to himself!

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 7 years ago

Bill, I am amazed at the amount of money that people have poured into this nonsense. On a serious note here, I am sure that people who had nothing to give gave money anyway.

As for me? Business as usual! Going to walk some land today I am going to list, I hope... might still be too wet though.

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 7 years ago

Hi Andrea-just checking in 1 hour to go for eastern time-Active rain time of course too-hope we make it

Posted by Tim Peterson, Realtor Safety Training Classes (Wisconsin Realtor Safety and Concealed Carry Classes) over 7 years ago

Tim, you must have been attending one of those Rapture parties, LOL. It was supposed to happen at 6 pm EST, and that was hours ago.... I was gazing up to the heavens at 6pm and saw nothing.... no one floating upwards... nothing....

Not even a tremor under foot.

Well, I take that back. At 5pm there was a huge tremor, my 3 year old grandson had a temper tantrum, which I attributed to a pre Rapture melt down. Now I can only think he is spoiled or something like that.

Bummer....

But do check back after midnight, perhaps his timing was a bit off.

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 7 years ago

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