Blog Stories "You might look good with Lockjaw," said my 11 year old...

“You might look good with Lockjaw,” said my 11 year old…

By Tracy Dau, September 25, 2018

Old houses.  You might be thinking about buying one or have already begun swinging a hammer.  All the more reason to make sure your tetnaus shot is up to date.  While tearing off aluminum siding on the outside of my own fixer last week , I stepped on a board with a 2.5″ nail in it.  That nail went through my shoe and up and out the top of my tennis shoe.  With one tug and I was able to pull the board that was now stuck to the bottom of my foot out of my foot.  It hurt, for sure.  But I kept on working.  I let two days go by before my boyfriend talked me into getting a shot.  It took him reading out loud all of the symptoms I could be afflicted with for me to haul my ass to Zoom Care.  Lockjaw might make you look like a cowboy, but I like to open my mouth.  I want to be able to eat and kiss.

Zoom Care administers Tdap boosters at $85 bucks.  As an adult you need to get one every 10 years.  You’ve got 48 hours to get the shot after your step on the rusty nail in order for it to work.  Before you swing a hammer, make sure your shots are up to date:)

 

 

 

 

Tracy Dau

Broker | Earth Advantage

She/Her

When you meet Tracy Dau, it doesn’t take long to realize where her true passions lie.  She loves houses and loves matching her clients with the place that’s perfect for them.  Ask her clients and they’ll tell you she’s a whirlwind of energy, a juggler of projects, a creative force, a good listener and a tireless advocate.  She comes to the job with a vision for what’s possible and the background to make that happen. Maybe it’s because she grew up in the breathtaking town of Juneau Alaska, where it rains 250 days a year.  It’s the kind of place where you either give into gloomy weather or dig deep and find the will to preserve. Maybe it’s because her folks instilled in her the drive to succeed. For the past sixteen years she has gutted and restored many houses, using any opportunity to work with her hands. Blending her formal training as a fine artist and designer with her experience as a builder, these old-house remodels have become her creative canvas. Her time as a product developer and architectural consultant at Rejuvenation House Parts introduced her to a community of like-minded folks who encouraged her to become a REALTOR®. She is drawn to vintage homes. The artist in her is drawn to their detail, the builder in her to their craftsmanship. Their charm and imperfections make them all the more fascinating and soulful. That’s what drew her to her first home. Stripped of all her painted-lady features, she sat sadly on a corner lot in SE Portland waiting to be loved and cared for. She had a yard full of shopping carts, a tree that had grown through her facade, motor-oil soaked mattresses and a basement full of the neighbor’s missing car parts, and yet, in spite of this her husband Nate and Tracy bought and fixed her up. This renovation lead to the next house-love-affair, followed by another and another. It only made sense to apply this knowledge and the valuable lessons learned along the way to help others looking to buy or improve their own homes. Which brings me to why she became a REALTOR®. Tracy chose this job because she is passionate about houses and loves the chance to develop relationships with her clients. When you choose to work with Tracy, she will advocate for your best interests, guide you through the home buying process and protect you from the stressful moments as they inevitably arise. She will advise you every step of the way to enable you to make good decisions, stay centered and reach your goals. Even after your  transaction has come to an end, Tracy is still available to answer your questions and help with your home projects. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors. Her hobbies include teaching her children, Lander and Olivia, about nature, hunting for sea creatures, spotting birds, drinking bourbon in the winter and gin in the summer, eating chocolate and traveling to warm destinations.
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