Monthly Archives: March 2008

Tributes

Tweet       Welcome to Family Reunion, the weekly recap for the AR Family Ties group.  This issue is later than usual and you will see why below.   All of the posts for this week are tributes.         David Wilder (1958-2008) – See You Again Someday, My Friend  by Jason Crouch…

David Wilder (1958-2008) – See You Again Someday, My Friend

Tweet   God took home a giant among men early this morning.  My friend, David Wilder, whom I have written about extensively here on my blog, passed away around 4:15 am.  I just found out this evening.  Although I have been aware of his prognosis for a few weeks, it still hit me pretty hard. …

How I got over $1 million worth of referral business from ActiveRain this week!

Tweet I was contacted a couple of days ago by an agent who works with Re/Max Allegiance in the Arlington, Virginia area.  He had emailed the other agents within his brokerage asking if anyone knew a good agent in the Austin, Texas area, and TWO of them gave him my name that day, which was…

New Contest Starts Tomorrow! Write About Your Own “Historic Downtown”

Tweet My friend Melissa Grant, who founded the Blast from the Past! group, asked me to help judge her latest contest, which should be an interesting one.  The challenge for this contest is to travel back in time and document historic buildings and landmarks in your area.   The goal here is to give the consumers a…

Georgetown, Texas is Named # 2 “Best Place to Live and Launch” by FORTUNE Magazine

Tweet   Today, FORTUNE Magazine released its list of the Top 100 places to live and launch a new business.  Coming in at # 2 on the list in a town about 15 minutes from my home, and the location of my alma mater, Southwestern University.  Georgetown, Texas, with a current population of about 38,000…

Trying to Make a Difference

Tweet   I have written previously about my involvement with an outreach program focused on a housing project in east Austin.  A few months back, one of my friends had approached me with an idea.  He wanted to start a tutoring and literacy program for the kids in that area that we had been dealing with over…

You’re So Vain, You Probably Think This Post is About You

Tweet I have been actively participating in the ActiveRain community for almost eight months, and I have seen misunderstandings, disagreements, even anger (from myself and from others) over perceived wrongs.  However, I have also seen some terrific friendships blossom, along with very genuine support from virtual strangers.  I have laughed harder with some of my…

What do you think I sound like? Maybe you should find out sometime!

Tweet   During my real estate career, which began in January 1997, I have spoken with literally hundreds of people on the phone prior to their visits to Austin.  Often, I speak with them several times and begin to develop an image of them in my head.  Sometimes, I am dead-on accurate, but many times…

Happy Birthday, My Sweet Girl

Tweet   Today Abby, who is the littlest Crouch in our house, turns two.  I don't really know what we are going to do to celebrate, which sounds terrible, I know.  Obviously, she has no concept yet of what a birthday is, so I know that it won't be too extravagant.  Cake and some dancing will…

How I Spent Easter Sunday

Tweet   Today, we awoke at the crack of 8:30 to get ready for church.  For whatever reason, it takes us a couple of hours to feed everyone, and get showered and out the door by 10:25.  Today, we were a little pressed for time, because we were also taking my mother-in-law, who lives with…