What If?  Why Not? And What For?  Answering Client Questions Requires Patience…

What If?  Why Not? And What For?  Answering Client Questions Requires Patience...

When you deal with the general public- you often encounter “a mixed bag of nuts.”  When you help clients with no money- that bag of mixed nuts contains more peanuts than almonds and Brazil nuts or even cashews.  The truth is that clients and prospects know far more about me than I do about them. … [Read more…]

How Do You “Keep The Peace” With Inlaws and Outlaws?

How Do You "Keep The Peace" With Inlaws and Outlaws?

Most mothers think they are gaining a daughter when their son marry they are gaining a daughter, I did too.  I’ve often said that my sons wedding was the most stressful event I’ve ever had for a very good reason- it was!  For the past five years I’ve done everything under the sun to get … [Read more…]

A Wedding At A Karate Studio And Our Friendship With Rudy Smedley…

A Wedding At A Karate Studio And Our Friendship With Rudy Smedley...

Last year my team and I needed a building for the wedding of Lisa and Terry Williams after torrential rains prevented us from using the park we had originally chosen for their event.  Rudy Smedley was the only person willing to loan a building for this wedding and his band to ensure a beautiful event … [Read more…]

Do You See What I See?  When Divorce Destroys A “Once Happy” Couple I’ve Married…

Do You See What I See?  When Divorce Destroys A "Once Happy" Couple I've Married...

For some reason whenever I find out a couple has divorced, I shed a tear and remember how happy they were at their wedding.  With a photographic mind, I remember the weather that day, the beautiful place we were at and more importantly, the love that couple shared.   I mourn the separation and take … [Read more…]

The Meddling Mother In Law & My Sidekick Cindy Daniel- Twinning…

The Meddling Mother In Law & My Sidekick Cindy Daniel- Twinning...

Getting into our kids “business” is a regular occurence for The Pawning Planners because let’s face it we are fairly nosy and often opinionated regarding our kids, grandkids, cousins and even our clients on occasion.   Apparently, my sister and I are always “poking our noses” into our kids lives according to them but- we … [Read more…]

Weddings & Workouts?  You Betcha The Pawning Planners “Keep On Trucking!”

Weddings & Workouts?  You Betcha The Pawning Planners "Keep On Trucking!"

This week has been by far the biggest week of setbacks and successes towards our goal to lose 40lbs each by This Time Next Year.  Cindy and I have successfully worked our way up to 20 minutes on the treadmill and 3 on the epileptical machine but, we gained two lbs back when we went … [Read more…]

Talking With The Twins- Meet The Pawning Planners A TwinTeam…

Talking With The Twins- Meet The Pawning Planners A TwinTeam...

This morning my twin sister was ready to get going to the gym.  But first we needed to strip a table taken in trade through my sister site No Money? No Problem! The Pawning Planners Take Trades. Many of my loyal readers are often confused about The Pawning Planners and think we loan money on items … [Read more…]

Traveling With Two Sets Of Twins-The Pawning Planners Of Texas Twins Events…

Traveling With Two Sets Of Twins-The Pawning Planners Of Texas Twins Events...

Last week, Cindy and I started a unique journey to get fit and trim by “This Time Next Year” in order to boost our confidence and attend our very first twin event in Twinsburg, Ohio. The aches and pains associated with joining a gym for the first time in our lives has left Cindy and … [Read more…]

OCD & Me- How The Pawning Planners Prepare For Your Event…

OCD & Me- How The Pawning Planners Prepare For Your Event...

When I’m laying out a wedding- the details of where the bar will be, do we need handicap accessible tables and other issues that are often overlooked by my clients take first priority for me.   Planning and execution can often be disrupted by unexpected slip and falls, inlaws and outlaws, bee stings, big bites, … [Read more…]

Would You Help A Stranger Or, Turn A Blind Eye? Being The Person You’d Like To Meet Isn’t Easy…

Would You Help A Stranger Or, Turn A Blind Eye? Being The Person You'd Like To Meet Isn't Easy...

Yesterday in a downpour, my twin sister Cindy Daniel walked between a hundred or so vehicles to pick up our Little Pawners at Austin Elementary and took a serious fall when she slipped injuring her left knee.  Although everyone sitting in their vehicle saw this happen- no one attempted to get out in the rain … [Read more…]