Learning To Use A Calendar
The upside of this story is that I did truly learn to use a calendar. Honestly, at the time I didn’t realize that it was Valentine’s Day. I mean, I started to suspect along the way, but perhaps I’m getting ahead of the story. Let me tell you about the worst Valentines ever in my real estate career.
Like Now Crazy Market
Then, like now, it was a crazy Boulder real estate market. Homes were selling quickly and the market was in a frenzy. I had the great pleasure of assisting John Parr, one of Boulder’s most amazing builders. John was creating perhaps his signature house in Longmont’s Prospect neighborhood. Visit Prospect Old Town during a festival to really get a sense of the community!
In any event, on a random weekday, I received a call from a home buyer. We wound up visiting the building site and he loved everything about the property. From the community to the floor plans and especially John’s attention to detail (really, there is no finer builder in Boulder). Although the house was not yet complete, the buyer was ready to move forward and we set about negotiating a contract.
A Time Before DocuSign And Tablets
This was back in the nineties. People didn’t give out their cell phone numbers – too expensive. There were no tablets or conveniences such as DocuSign. The buyer was in from out-of-town and the 3 of us guys sat down for a working dinner at a local Thai spot. It was at this moment that I started to realize, “Hey, something might be going on.” Every other table was filled with two people, staring deeply into each others’ eyes, a bouquet of flowers or box of chocolates on the table.
Holy cow, here I was, working to put together a real estate contract and missing Valentines day. This was the worst Valentines ever. My girlfriend (now wife) was going to kill me. She was not that interested in the fact that I was making a real estate sale and working hard. And thus, while helping clients, I inadvertently had the worst valentines ever. You needn’t suffer the same fate.
How To Avoid Your Own Worst Valentines Ever
There are plenty of great ideas for a super, fun filled and memorable Valentine’s Day around Colorado. I’ve put together a complete list on Storify including where to get the best cakes, chocolates, ice cream, ideas or steal a kiss. And for the adventurous, there is the 25th annual mountaintop matrimony celebration in Loveland. See the complete list now with 15 links and lovely descriptions for a wonderful Valentine’s Day 2015 !!