I sure didn’t have any problem coming up with a topic to talk to you about today. Joe and I woke up early on Sunday morning and he said, “it is freezing in here.” I noticed that the electric blanket had turned off during the night so I thought that was the issue. I leaned over the bed and switched mine back on but he got up and went to check the heat pump. In just a few seconds he came back and said that it was down to 55 in the house and that we had no heat. He went back down the hall to see if he could figure out what was going on and I snuggled deeper down under the blanket. I figured there wasn’t any reason for us both to be cold. Lol!I am not sure how much time passed until he came and told me that he needed my help. He was going to be climbing up on the roof and he wanted me to be there in case he fell on the snow and ice. I was supposed to call for help if that happened. The airflow vent on the top of the house had ice on it so he wanted to clear that off. After he fixed that he found that the exhaust pipe that lets the excess water drain from the system had frozen up outside. That was the problem. Because there was a backup of water the system wouldn’t turn on. However, getting that unthawed was not an easy solution. He wrapped it in a heat tape, he held a hairdryer to it, he put a propane space heater where it was blowing on it but none of that worked. Finally, he found a really long paddle bit and he drilled the ice out of the pipe. YES! That was the answer and the heat fired back up. I am grateful that he can take care of problems like this. I can’t imagine what I would have done if he hadn’t been here.This faux fur vest sure came in handy with the latest cold spell that has moved through the area. I am not a fan of a fur vest because they add bulk to your body. But, when it is freezing outside you don’t care if you look a wooly bear. Lol! This is a vest I bought years ago at a boutique. It has a belt around the waist but I took it off. I don’t like anything to draw attention to my waist, especially if it has extra bulk added to it. Haha!
I almost feel naked today when it comes to jewelry. One bracelet, one necklace, and a pair of earrings. Quick, someone needs to take my temperature because I MUST be sick. Lol! The earrings that I have on are the Elliot. They are set in antique gold and are adorned with mini seed pearls. These are approximately 1″ studs. The BELIEVE necklace is one that I bought years ago on the square in Marietta Georgia. It is by Monarch Inspirations. Click here to see what items are now available. Now, for the silver bracelet. It is from my Energizer Bunny Friend and she bought it on a recent trip to New York. She wanted to get me something nice since I became a Level V leader with Rodan + Fields. I think she knocked it out of the park! That was the first time I had ever gotten a beautiful blue box from Tiffanys!!! Today I am wearing a pair of leopard print ankle boots from New Day. These are super cute and comfortable. The heel is a 2.5 block heel and they have a rounded toe. The price is VERY affordable since they are only 34.99. If you are not comfortable wearing a bold leopard print this is a great way to start small.My chambray shirt is from Old Navy. You will find many ways to wear the shirt, it is very versatile. It has a relaxed fit and it doesn’t shop all the bumps that we would rather keep hidden. It is 100% cotton and is machine washable. Mine is the medium wash but it also comes in a dark and light wash.
The bootcut jeans are Vigoss and I bought them at Maurices. They are a premium denim and will last you for many years. This pair is probably three years old. These jeans are on sale right now for 30% off so now would be a great time to try a pair. They come is short – regular – and long lengths.
I had the privilege to talk with two ladies who live in New Jersey on Saturday about joining Rodan + Fields. I asked them to tell me any objections that they could think of so that I could see if R+F was going to be a good fit for them. Some of their worries were about their own insecurities. One was afraid she wasn’t a salesperson. I quickly put her at ease because you don’t need any sales experience to succeed in this business. We don’t want to “sell” you on the products or the business. We simply share with people the love we feel for R+F and see if it might work for them. The price was also another concern. One was afraid that her friends might think the products were too expensive. I was so glad that she brought that up because it is a common misconception. Most people are used to going to the store and buying 1 product at a time. You can still do that with R+F also, but the regimen bundles are the best value. Let me break it down for you this way. A regimen is 4 products and they will last you for 60 days. (They last me more like 90 days) When purchased as a Preferred Customer (the only way to go) the most expensive regimen is 179.00. Simple math is to divide the 179.00 by the 60 days and you get 2.98 per day. So for 3.00 a day you get 4 products. Let’s divide the 3.00 by 4 and you can see that your product only costs you .75 each. You actually use these products 2 times a day so the cost per use is now down to .37.5. After we addressed this concern she was ready to join the business. Sometimes you just need to let me know what is holding you back. SO, WHAT IS HOLDING YOU BACK???
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