Number

Mark Sprague, of Independence Title in Texas, forecasts that the cost of labor will rise as much as 25% in the next year or so. Let's think about it: the entire Texas coast and inland for 75 miles or more, was damaged/destroyed by Hurricane Harvey. All those homes and buildings need repair and replacement. That … Continue reading Number

Get Away for a Few Hours

We read the dessert selection first, so that we'd be mindful of our ultimate goal when we ordered lunch. I chose the Carprese Quiche and Mom had the Avocado and Heirloom Tomato Grilled Cheese on sourdough. We split a Salted Caramel Crème Brûlée. And, yes, it was all wonderful.

Negotiating

It could be that growing up an 'only child' gave me a foundation for intuiting a lot about negotiation. After all, I perceived the world as myself "against" two parents (who had my best interests at heart), but whose decisions I saw as overly-restrictive. I am sure I argued them out of their minds! But, … Continue reading Negotiating