Sunday, September 07, 2008


I am a Realtor and today was my day on the schedule to be on duty. It was dead! No calls, no one stopping in, nothing. The real estate market is definitely in a slump and according to all reports, it may continue for awhile yet. People are buying, though. The market where I work in Delaware is primarily vacation home or retirement home shopping. If you are buying within the resort town proper the prices for a single family home are close to or exceed a million dollars. "Deals" are non-existent anymore.

After I got home I took Beau for his walk, stopping along the way to chat with neighbors and other dogs. For the second time in as many weeks Beau went after (with teeth bared) other much larger dogs. It seems to happen if the dog runs towards him (usually in happy exuberance). Beau believes the dog is being aggressive so Beau defends himself and me. At least this is what Beau told me!

We have been dealing with fleas for the past month. First the Frontline stopped working and then the Advantage stopped working. He is now on Promeris and Capstar and they seem to be working. I still see a flea here and there and he still scratches, but I think it is improving. I bought flea foggers which I haven't used yet. What a pain.

I have a pot roast simmering in the crock pot and I will make mashed potatoes and veggies for dinner. I always use the crock pot for roasts - even a chuck roast can be cut with a fork. I don't use it for other recipes, but I love it for things like soups, roasts, stews.

The storm here didn't turn out to be anything. I hope the same is true for all of you. Hurricane Ike is the next one we need to worry about!

Good health and happiness to you and yours,


Lynne said...

Save me some of that pot roast - I'll be there in about 14 hours!

Maggie and Teddy are both itching, but from allergies, not fleas. Hope you can get rid of them.

With the prices of homes up there, looks like Dom and I won't be moving soon. We'll stay here in Hot-lanta and just envy you from afar!

Diane@Diane's Place said...

I really should post a footnote on my blog. We ended up going to a Mexican restaurant for lunch and my meatloaf is still in the fridge. If I don't cook it Monday I'll freeze it for later.

Fleas were really bad here last year. I haven't had any problems with them this year, thank God. My two kitties really don't need the headache and I don't need the expense of getting rid of them!

Thanks for visiting and commenting, and I hope you have a great new week! ;o)

Love and hugs,


Darla said...

Sounds like a nice Sunday...
Big dog trapped in a little dogs body? LOL

Karen said...

Ooh, pot roast in the crockpot is just the best. I guess fleas aren't an issue where we live. I don't think I've ever heard of a dog being treated for them around here. It sounds like a pain. How nice that Beau wants to protect you:)

Shellmo said...

The market in michigan overall is very soft. We are trying to sell our downstate home - only 2 showings in 2 months.
I agree w/ you - a roast comes out great in a crockpot!
Good luck keeping the fleas away from your doggie!