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Weekend recap
July 15, 2007, 8:09 pm
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Well it rained…everyone put their surprise face on! lol. I think I’ve seen more rain in TX than I ever did in FL..and that includes the hurricanes! I’m not kidding..and take a wild guess what is in the forcast for this upcoming week. I’ll give you a clue…it’s wet and comes from the clouds.

Jason and I were planning on going to Kemah, but decided not too bc of the storms. We ended up going to Salt Grass Steak House in Humble instead. It was sooo funny Jason got carded! 30 years old and gets carded…it’s that cute sweet baby face of his. awwww..lol!!

Today I ordered the Canon 17-40mmL lens…I am so excited. I had shot with my friends Dustin’s and loved it! I knew I had to have it!

the purple building

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Andie Does Dallas
June 15, 2007, 7:03 am
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I am off to Dallas for a week of shooting (cameras not guns). I’ll come home with a ton of pictures to share….but for now I leave you the Beatles!

Bigger than the Beatles



a wonderful weekend
June 10, 2007, 11:42 pm
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riding in style

I had a wonderful weekend!! Some pool time….some time with friends at a low country boil…the relaunch at My Digital Muse. It was a great weekend…hope you had a good one too!



Good Morning
May 14, 2007, 11:11 am
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Good Morning
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We had a nice Mother’s Day yeasterday. They are hard for me becasue I lost my Mom when I was 7, and well there is nothing I want more in the world than to be a Mom. But yeasterday not one of thoose thoughts creeped into my head.

Jason woke me up early so we could get to Galveston by sunrise and shoot the island is the nice morning glow. (what an awesome guy!) and went back to Jason’s mom’s house (were we had spent the night) and made Jason’s mom breakfast (and did the dishes). This was the 1st Mother’s day they spent together in a long time! I am so happy we could go see her! (she totally rocks as a mom and mother in law).

Came home and chilled..called my mom(step mom), left amessage. and called my birthmom (LOVE that i can call her!). It was a great day.

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stories
April 29, 2007, 12:33 pm
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stories
Originally uploaded by andie.smith.

Jason and I went to an airshow yeasterday..they had a handfull of WWII vets there. Can you imagine the stories they have, not just about the war, but life in general? If your grandparents are still a live, talk to them, get there stories, write them down, share with me (bc i LOVE oral history)

The great generation gets smaller every hour, and the stories go with them.

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rain rain go away
April 25, 2007, 4:02 pm
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comeback again day.  My drive to work WAS NOT FUN, but on the other hand the lighting was really pretty!!!

If I was still working from home it would have been a PJ day.

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1st Impressions
April 21, 2007, 6:16 pm
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We all know you can only make a 1st impression once, so you want to make it a good one…nothing is truer than in sales.

Jason and I went to look at some home builders today and one of our stops was Castle Rock Builders in Humble,TX.  And was greeted by the worst 1st impression for a house sale person, EVER!!! To the point were as much as i liked the floor plan, i will not even consider building with them.

You know how you have to walk through the sales office before you can actually get into the model homes? (great sales technique)..and we all expect it…but this is what we were greeted with. "What are you looking at" (in a gruff tone) (I am not sure if I should point out to him aggression is not good for sales, or you don’t put at, at the end of a sentence) but the smart ass in me prevailed and i answered "a house" (i really wanted to tell him we were looking for a new car, but decided he wasn’t one to get sarcasm). so he asked us "what size are you looking for, small or large" (no not, "do you know how many square feet", or "how many bedrooms"). This is were i played Goldilocks and said "medium".  This man was gruff, and blunt…and not what i would hire for new home sales. I am not kidding (i wish i was) he said "well this house is $165,000, if you can’t afford it i don’t want you to look at it". (insert my jaw dropping to the floor)

Normally at this point i would have u-turned and walked out…but curiosity got the best of me and i wanted to see the floor plan.  Turns out i really like it.  It was nice….not too small, not too big…medium….just what we are looking for. about 2500 sq ft, 4 bedroom, game room, fireplace (not standard in TX). Well the sales guy (whose name we don’t know at this point) came in to ask if we like it. And I couldn’t hold back, if there is one thing i CAN’T STAND is bad customer service. Jason and I agreed he probably told us a lot about the neighborhood with the way he greeted us. and Sales Guy tells us "well you can get this floor plan in Spring, but its $15,000 more. The way he talked about money money money and the tone he used made us feel that he assumed we couldn’t afford it.

i CAN’T WRITE how he spoke to use bc i can’t convey the tone of voice he used. but I did get fed up with him and told him he had lost our sale, and we would buy in another neighborhood so we didn’t have to deal with him.  his response was "i never had a sale".  WHOA…remember i really like the floor plan (and at this point its a good thing I really like Spring,TX..but will not build with them so it is a non issue)  wow…i grabbed his card on the way out…now i know his name.

We headed to the Lennar Homes model next and was greeted by Wendall. who asked if we knew if we were looking for 1 story or 2, how many bedrooms, and what featured were important to us.

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