Thursday, December 02, 2010

We could use your help!

I'm part of a project that is raising funds to build a handicapped accessible playground in our area. We're live on the Pepsi refresh grant website, in the running for one of their two $250,000.00 grants. The top two vote-getting projects will each win a $250,000.00 grant for their project. If we are successful in winning the grant money, the funds will be used to build our new playground, which will be the only one of it's kind in about a 100 mile radius.

We need folks to go to the Pepsi Refresh Grant website and vote for the project once daily (see the box on the sidebar). You can also text a vote to Pepsi at (73774) using the code *104819*. This way you can vote twice daily. Please consider helping us by voting for our project, and telling all your friends via facebook, twitter, email, etc so we can finish the month of December in one of the top two spots. Thanks!

Yesterday, I took my Ohio real estate salesperson's exam and passed with flying colors! So here in a couple weeks, I will be licensed by the state to being my real estate career. I am excited! I know, who the hell would be excited to be going into real estate right now? Well, by the time I hit my pace it will be springtime, the action will be picking up and I will be ready to roll. The markets aren't what they used to be (nor do they need to return to that insanity), but here in flyover country, Ohio, we didn't overcook like other markets, and we're not as bad off as other markets. What we need iss the economy in general to pick back up so folks can get back to work and back to earning a decent income. That has begun to happen ever so slowly.

I'm grateful today for opportunities, for sobriety, for AA, my family, my job at the chamber. We're not in good shape, but there are folks who are a lot worse off than we are. We have each other, we're sober, we're connected to our respective HPs and it is a new day.

peace be with you all!


C. said...

Congratulations on doing so well on your exam - that must feel great!

drybottomgirl said...

Congratulations on passing with flying colors! I knew you would. Count on my vote! I'll try to help anyway I can!!!!

Syd said...

Congratulations Scott! That is awesome. Good luck with it all. I hope that things will pick back up and the economy will get better. Spring is a good time and there are some real bargains out there.