Thursday, August 23, 2007

My Top 5 Favorite Web Sites (Right Now)

  1. www.stumbleupon.com
    Install the toolbar, set up your profile then find a bunch of different web sites that are right up your alley. It's good for times when you're bored, but even better for times when you need a little inspiration or pick-me-up.
  2. www.youtube.com
    There are all sorts of video sites out there, but this one still remains tops with me. Have you seen the (417) Dwellings! videos? They are awesome. But, I am not biased or anything.
  3. www.twitter.com
    Want to know what all of your peeps have been up lately? Get everyone logged into Twitter and it's the status updates you have always wanted to know.
  4. www.linkedin.com
    While Paul & I have been starting up our Web 2.0 consulting services and seminar productions for REALTORS, I have found that you can get all sorts of good connections at LinkedIn.
  5. www.netvibes.com
    It's all of my favorite web sites and online actions set up on one page. Forget having to sign in to 10-12 sites individually, just do it on one page by creating a netvibes page. It's free, that's always nice too.
And my ultimate favorite.... www.getpaul.com. Well, duh. These are just a few of my favorites right now. They change often, but I thought I'd share them with you. Have fun!

Monday, August 13, 2007

My A/C isn't working and it's too hot in here!

Ahhh....Tenants and their emergency calls and demands during 100°+ weather. I think the only one that is working harder than me during these hot months is our heat & air guy, Mike Bankston, and the poor A/C unit at these rental properties.
I had 3 emergency-line calls this weekend and now on Monday morning, more Tenants are coming in saying..."my place won't cool below 75°".
Seriously, 75°??? Are you that big of a baby?? It's over 100 degrees outside and you're worried about your place not being cooler than 75? Just be glad that your a/c unit is working!
Of course it is going to take a little more time to cool your home down. But here is a tip: the more you push the thermostat down to get it cooler, faster in your home, you're going to end up paying that much more in utilities. The cooler you try to make it, the harder your a/c will work, risking the possibility of it going out all together. Believe me, then you will be sweating it out at more than 75°. Come on people, respect your a/c unit and how hard it is working.
And quit complaining...it only makes me more irritable than I already am due to high temps in the Ozarks. Be glad that you have power to run that a/c, because you were all just complaining to me 6 months ago, during the ice storm, about being too cold. Ride it out people, it's the Ozarks, get used to the weather.