John Mayer's Real Estate Blog: What a Way to Spend Father's Day - In the Hospital!

What a Way to Spend Father's Day - In the Hospital!

My father has always been there for his sons. He took us fishing and hunting. He taught us to appreciate nature, how to fix things and work hard. He is a jack-of-all trades and master of some. He loves to build things, especially out of wood. My dad taught us how to make our way in this world and he did it with his own unique style and sense of humor. He worked hard to support his family and we all thank him for it.

I also thank him for not killing me when I ran over the horseshoe pegs at the cottage and wrecked the track on the snowmobile. I thank him for putting up with my rock band in the basement when he could barely hear the TV. I thank him for taking me duck hunting with Uncle George when the last thing they needed was a teenage nimrod in the boat asking stupid questions. But most of all, I thank him for the love that he gives to his family each and every day.

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My Dad was scheduled to go back to his retirement residence from his stint in re-hab at the end of this month. Another bout with pneumonia and a hospital transmitted mursa infection sent him to St. Mike's Hospital in Toronto and we are hopeful he will make it through one more time. Happy Father's Day Dad! I know you'd rather be anywhere else on your special day but you're tough enough to handle it and your family loves you!

Comment balloon 11 commentsJohn Mayer • June 21 2010 12:54AM

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You Dad sounds like a great guy and I'm sorry to hear of his medical travails.  Were you able to speak with him on Fathers Day?

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Posted by Robin Dampier REALTORĀ®, Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source (Coldwell Banker King) about 9 years ago

Thanks Sue - No, I couldn't talk with him but my brother gave him our best wishes from Florida.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 9 years ago

What's with the red-X-on-an-egg in front of Posteed by John Mayer?

Posted by Jim Hale, Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website (ACTIONAGENTS.NET) about 9 years ago

Jim - Apparently I didn't follow some guidelines!?!? I sent AR an email.

They just told me there was a "glitch" in the system and my points have now been awarded.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 9 years ago

John....Best wishes to your dad and a speedy recovery.

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Posted by Carra & Shae Riley, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) about 9 years ago

Nice tribute to your dad, John.  I hope that he recovers quickly and is able to go home soon.

Posted by Jim & Maria Hart, Charleston, SC Real Estate (Brand Name Real Estate) about 9 years ago

Hi John, Happy Belated Father's Day. This was a very nice Tribute post to your Dad and I hope all goes well and that he makes a complete recovery. Many sons fail to express their love and it is clear that you are an ever bigger man for expressing that love in a tribute that will be out there in perpetuity. Wonderful John.

Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) about 9 years ago

Thanks Carra - He's tough but you can only take so much.

Jim and Maria - He wants to get back home asap, of course. I think he's had enough hospitals for a while.

William - Thank you so much for your kind words. We all hope he can get back to "semi-normal" soon.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 9 years ago

Hey John, beautiful tribute to Dad! When we saw the cottage type photo we were hopeful your Dad was out and about again. Send him our warm Canadian best wishes!  

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 9 years ago

John, I hope that your dad recovers quickly!  Great tribute to him!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) about 9 years ago

John - This is a wonderful tribute to your father!  I certainly hope he makes it through and recovers really well!  He sounds like a great guy!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 9 years ago

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