Blog Posts April 13, 2011

I’ve been up… I’ve been down…

I’ve been up… I’ve been down…

Wow. That’s all I can say.

I can tell you exactly where I was, exactly what I was doing when I read an email on my phone letting me know that Ashley Okland had been shot… at an open house. How do you react to that? I’ll be honest I took the easy route I shut off my phone and went back to what I was doing. It really couldn’t be… nah… just wait for more details… maybe I should read it again… no nothing more there… shot? at an open house?

You see Cory and I were in Minnesota looking for a place to rent. I was elated because we found a nice acreage, on a black top, we can take the dogs with us and its not overpriced. Good deal, I don’t have to worry about being homeless anymore! But wait… Ashley? Really? She’s such a sweet girl, has to be more to the story.

Then the text messages and Facebook posts confirmed it. I hadn’t even realized how many people I know that know her. Not just through work, but in my personal life. I had met her several times and she was SO nice. Who could be upset with her? Must be a random act of violence… but wait that makes me feel very uncomfortable… I’m never doing an open house again… really? it just can’t be.

Spent the weekend with Cory, did the Bowling for Boobs fundraiser with a lot of great friends, enjoyed my niece’s birthday party with family and was super happy that a lot of my listings were being shown. Then I went to work on Monday and looked into the eyes of my coworkers and listened to the questions. Are Realtors being targeted? What do we do? How could this happen?

So you can see, its been an up & down week.