“Medical Bling”

Even Joe DiMaggio eventually had his streak interrupted.

So, after a couple years of posting daily (or more often), I’m going to take a one week break.

blood thinnerThe reason:  I was diagnosed with a blood clot in my lung last Tuesday, and need to take it easy.

Like Hillary Clinton, I expect to make a full recovery, soon (her blood clot was in her brain); like Hillary, I’m also not commenting on my plans regarding the 2016 Presidential race.

Contingency Plans (Work & Domestic)

My colleague, the very able Kathy Dick, has agreed to step in and cover my workload; my wife is managing things on the domestic front.

My kids are mostly understanding, but annoyed their trip to AZ to visit grandparents got scrubbed.

The happiest member of my household at the moment?

Raffy, the family dog, who gets to stay home this week instead of being boarded while we were all supposed to be out-of-town.

See you back here soon . .  .

P.S.:  “You know you’re a Realtor when” . . .  you’re on the phone with clients from your hospital room and you tell them you’re on paint thinner (it’s actually blood thinner). 

In that vein (artery?) . . . one of the ironies of this experience is that, for a guy who doesn’t even wear a wedding ring or wrist watch, let alone showy jewelry (“bling”), I now have to wear a silver bracelet indicating that I’m on blood thinner.

*The Realtor definition of “R&R” is “repair or replace,” per municipal point-of-sale inspections.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

Leave a Reply