May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

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I want to talk about a serious matter.  I’m sharing a painful and true story that I myself have experienced first hand.  I grew up in an time where we did not use sun block.  I was a fair skinned, blond hair, blue eyed person.   We used oil to tan our skin and lemons to lighten our hair. I never worried about protecting my skin when I was young.  As an adult I used a tanning bed in hopes that it would give me a base tan and maybe I wouldn’t burn so badly.   In 2016 I noticed what looked like a new mole that formed quickly on my face.  It was bothersome so I asked my doctor about it and another spot on my upper chest that was pretty discolored.  He sent me to a dermotologist to get it checked out.

There were 3 areas that had to be biopsied and the results came back with Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma.  Melonoma is the third worst type of skin cancer and thank you God, I did not have any of that.  Basal cell is the most common form of skin cancer and Squamous cell is a little more serious but not as bad as Melonoma.  I had to have 3 surgeries to have them removed.  It was a scary time.  I was terrified of the 16 stitches across my forehead and would I be horribly marked for the rest of my life.  Thankfully I chose a great surgeon and 2 years later you can barely see the scars on my face.

Two years later, I still do not have any feeling on my forehead in the surgery area. I go to the dermatologist once a year and have a full body scan.  She checks for any new areas that may have developed on my skin.  I have had to have several pre-cancerous areas burned off.  As long as they are caught early, this may be all that needs to be done.  If they aren’t caught early, the suspicious areas could turn into Basal cell, Squamous cell, or the feared Melonama.  I strive to NEVER allow my skin to be burned ever again and I live on a lake and I’m a lake realtor.  I wear all kinds of skin protection and clothing to protect myself.  I have a reason to always walk out my door with a made up face.

20180410_114453 I have all kinds of stylish hats, and you can just call me the “Hat Realtor that always has a stylin hat and sunglasses on”.  I always carry sunblock on me.

Life is good and I’m more careful and aware.  Protect your babies and yourselves so that don’t have to go through what I did.  A burn may not affect you now.  It might be many years later that you will pay the price for that pretty tanned skin.  I have had to learn to appreciate my fair complection.

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Multigenerational Households Hit New High | Realtor Magazine

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IMG_2754Households with two or more adult generations is reaching a new record, according to a new analysis.  If you are a family supporting multigenerations, you may find this article interesting.

Source: Multigenerational Households Hit New High | Realtor Magazine

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May 6 – Happy Nurse’s Day

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Nurses play a vital role.  They take care of us when we are sick.  They have the hard day-to-day care in our hospitals.  I have a daughter-in-law that is a Nurse and this day is in honor of you Krystle Schwanbeck.  Ya’ll be sweet to her today.  Happy National Nurse Day.

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We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas.  Click here to view our website.  Click here to learn more about Cedar Creek Lake.

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Attention Active Duty, Retired Military & Wounded Warriors

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U.S. MILITARY ON THE MOVE® is a free real estate rebate and information program that allows you to earn cash back when you buy or sell a home.  This is an amazing program and Bruce and I are proud to give back to those who have served our country.

Source: Military On the Move

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We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas.  Click here to view our website.  Click here to learn more about Cedar Creek Lake.

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May 5 – Happy Cinco de Mayo

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May 5 – Cinco de Mayo was orignally to celebrate the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France.  The holiday is now in commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage.  Happy Cinco de Mayo.  Source:  https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/cinco-de-mayo

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We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas.  Click here to view our website.  Click here to learn more about Cedar Creek Lake.

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May 4 – Happy Star Wars Day

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May the 4th be with you on this day OR Happy Star Wars Day.  Can you believe that Star Wars has their own day?  My grandson Boone will love celebrating this day as he is all about Star Wars these days.

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We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas.  Click here to view our website.  Click here to learn more about Cedar Creek Lake.

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May 3 – National Day of Prayer

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In 1952 our United States Congress designated the first Thursday in May as a day to ask people “to turn to God in prayer and meditation”.  On this day and every other day we will be praying for our country, our President, Congress, our friends and family and ALL people.

Let the Schwanbecks Exceed Your Expectations!

We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas.  Click here to view our website.  Click here to learn more about Cedar Creek Lake.

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Can’t find the right home, Build one at Cedar Creek Lake

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Build a home in the gated community Pinnacle Club at Cedar Creek Lake.  Wind through a forest, wildlife, and an 18-hole golf course.  Join friends and family at the Country Club restaurant for dinner.  Other amenities include a pool, exercise room, driving range, practice range, pro shop, picnic pavilion, and a Heliport (pad).  There are multiple membership packages for residents.  There are many activities for those who want to gather such as an airshow, wine society, parties, bible study, bridge, women’s club and plenty of golf tournaments for all.  Pinnacle club offers waterfront, offwater, and golf homes along the 7 miles of shoreline, coves and inlets. 

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May 2 – Happy Truffles Day

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Truffles – yummy!! Bruce and I love a good truffle.  I like Amaretto truffles.  What is your favorite truffle? Unfortunately, Cedar Creek Lake doesn’t have a chocolate shop.  Now my mouth is watering for a decadent piece of chocolate.  Eat a good truffle for Bruce and I today – Happy Truffle Day.

Let the Schwanbecks Exceed Your Expectations!

We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas.  Click here to view our website.  Click here to learn more about Cedar Creek Lake.

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A Lakehouse for You and One for Mom & Dad plus room for all the toys!

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It’s Friday night.  You pass that last lake bridge and the stress of the week leaves your mind.  The kids are excited and are talking about what they want to do first – swim, jetski, or ride the golf cart around the neighborhood.  You are thinking about sitting around the fire pit with a cold beverage.  Mom and her friends are talking about the cuisine delights they plan on preparing in the large kitchen space.  Grandpa is talking about all the fishing he plans on doing.  Dad is ready to fire up the grill to start grilling steaks.  Games are set up all around the property.  Family time – Fun – Laughter – Relaxation – This is what life is like at Cedar Creek Lake.

Now is your chance to own a Compound at the Lake!  Do you need a 4-Car Garage – This one has it.  Two Homes – This one has it – Plus so much more…  3/2 main home open plan; 2/2 guest house also has kitchen & laundry.  Huge gourmet kitchen with SS appliances, solid surface counters, gas stove, built in oven and microwave, wine cooler, 2 islands & breakfast area, 2 living areas, covered porch & deck.  Detached 4-car garage is a man’s dream with pegboard & workshop space.  2-car carport & storage bldg; firepit; U-shaped drive; single slip boathouse with fish cleaning station.  Perfect compound for enjoying an extended family or business get-a-way from it all.    1.85 acres on 8.5 lots make up this fantastic property.  Beachwood is a gated community and has a pool, community center, tennis court, park and boat ramp.

Click here to view the Listing.

Let the Schwanbecks Exceed Your Expectations!

We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas.  Click here to view our website.  Click here to learn more about Cedar Creek Lake.

| Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck, Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors DebbieS@ebby.com BruceS@ebby.com  469.283.8656 |