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It's a Blizzard The Mortgage Godfather henever it snows, my mind forces me to remember my father. He had always said, and repeated it over and over, "If it's going to snow, I want it to be so much that nothing moves, noone can go anywhere." Sometimes, he got his wish. When the Heavens opened and we got almost two feet, he was in his glory. Now, this is not a weather report, because you have all seen enough of them on TV. But always hidden in his conversations, my dad was trying to tell me something, something that he practiced, something that he believed, and taught me to believe. If you're going to do it, do it right or don't even start. It pays to do it right the first time. Measure twice, cut once. Fixing things, going back to do over what you have done incorrectly, takes an enormous amount of additional wasteful energy. Dad also taught me a work ethic, and then Bill Schor taught me how to apply this work ethic to the mortgage business. W A hot shot college freshman On a hot May night in 1960, I walked into my home to find my parents playing pinochle with our neighbors. One of my friends had just driven me home from college. My summer vacation had begun. The previous week had been filled with nights of cramming, coffee, diet pills, and any other way we could figure out how to stay up. As I walked in the door, dad said, "I'll wake you up at four, so you better get to bed right away and have a good night sleep." "Dad," I protested in my angriest voice, "I just finished a terrible week, can't I have just one day to recover?" "Four o'clock. Be ready." Not a request, an order. And at four o'clock, he came in my room and woke me up to go to work with him to install insulation in the attic of a house he was building. The job needed to be done before the sun got too hot and caused the temperature in the attic to rise

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