Slides from the PBI Real Estate Institute – Client Data Security

My slides from the PBI Real Estate Institute. My presentation was on client data security, ethical issues and technological solutions.

Two Hours in the Life of Someone with Fatigue

What is fatigue like?Let me tell you about my day so far.  As I sit to write this, it is 9:40 in the morning. I woke up around 7:45 give or take. I had a perfectly fine night’s sleep. As usual, I slept much of the day yesterday.

This has been my day morning.

  1. Woke up around 7:45 am.
  2. Fed the dogs and let them out. I have a fenced in yard, so I just open the door for the dogs. I don’t walk them or anything.
  3. Did a quick research project as a favor for a friend. That took about 15 minutes.
  4. Ate breakfast.
  5. Brushed my teeth, took a shower, and got dressed.
    1. I take quick showers, in case you are wondering.
  6. Drove to Target to pick up a stock pot I ordered and paid for online last night. Distance? 1.7 miles. A 5-6 minute drive.
  7. Parked in a disabled space, walked into the store, took the escalator up.
  8. Stopped at the desk to get the stock pot.
  9. Walked to the grocery section to see if they had garlic. (I forgot it in my Instacart order yesterday.)
    1. No garlic, but I needed some cheese, so I got that.
  10. Started to the front of the store, looked around a little bit as I walked forward.
    1. Picked up a new potholder.
  11. Realized my energy was going.
  12. Walked to the cash registers.
  13. Got to the check out line.
    1. There was one person in front of me and he only had one item.
  14. Checked out.
    1. They had a problem with one item, I told them to leave it. I knew I couldn’t wait for them to resolve it.
  15. Took the elevator downstairs.
  16. Realized my energy was pretty much gone.
  17. Put stuff in the trunk.
  18. Thought about walking the short distance to the sidewalk to put the cart there. Knew I couldn’t do it.
    1. Left the cart in a big, no parking area next to my car.
  19. Got in the car.
  20. Drove out of the parking lot.
  21. Looked to the left and right in utter confusion, because I couldn’t remember which way to turn.
  22. Had a moment of panic because I couldn’t remember how to get home.
    1. Was about to turn on GPS to direct me home.
  23. Remembered which way to turn.
    1. Felt utter relief that I remembered how to get home.
  24. Drove home.
  25. Got out of my car
  26. Got my purchases out of the trunk.
  27. Walked from my driveway to my house.
  28. Was greeted by my dogs.
  29. Put the cheese in the fridge. Left everything else on the counter.
  30. Sat down.
  31. By this point it was 9:30.
  32. Sat here for a few moments thinking about how absurd this level of fatigue is.
  33. Decided to share what fatigue is like, while it is fresh in my mind.
  34. Wrote this post.
  35. Now I will go back to bed. It is 9:58 am.

Disclaimers for Social Media Sites

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I Have an Open and Shut Personal Injury Case!

No Sure Thing in Personal Injury

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Do Lawyers Memorize Laws?

Lawyers and Memories

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The Fun of Blustering Lawyers – Just Take the Block People

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Vacuuming is Hard & Advice on Cleaning

It is funny. There are things that we just take for granted in our lives. One of those things is the ability to clean. While most people hate cleaning, it is something we know we need to do. So we do it. This includes vacuuming. Vacuuming … [Continue reading]

Thank You and The Current State of Things

The last twenty four hours have been quite interesting. I chose to reveal something I have, for the most part, kept to myself. I wasn't exactly sure how people would react. Universally, they have been lovely. I have received many emails, private … [Continue reading]

My Illness Feels Like a Mountain

Mountain of Autoimmune Diseases

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What is Negligence?

Negligence in personal injury lawsuits

If someone injures you and you want to sue them, it is important that your lawyer first establish whether the person who hurt you was negligent. Not all injures are appropriate for lawsuits. And not all injuries are due to someone else's negligence. … [Continue reading]