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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I was living in Stamford, CT (NYC metro area).  I could see all the smoke from balcony so I didn't go out there for a while.  At the time, I was working on Mott's applesauce, and I don't think it had a big impact on consumption, but it certainly had a huge impact on our area, and many moved out of the city to suburbs.

I remember being so worried about my dad who was in the City and in a mtg (so not at his mid town office) and none of knew were he was until the late afternoon.  Most of the cell phones (as well as reg phones) were not working in our area so we couldn't get in touch w/ each other.

Sep 09, 2015 08:20 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I was at home had the news on watching in horror.

Sep 09, 2015 09:49 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It was a Tuesday and I was home listening to the radio thinking it must be some kind of War of Worlds type of broadcast -- it didn't seem real.   That day, one of my buyers ratified a purchase agreement typically I wouldn't recall a particular date beyond holidays but I doubt I will ever forget that very sad day.  

Sep 09, 2015 11:57 PM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

At the beach; we turned on the tv to check the weather and it all began.  I was working for an international corporation then and it severely affected our business for many months.  I remember we had a big impromptu company picnic a few days later, where we ended the event singing God Bless America.  On a personal level, our lives changed husband was recalled for active duty, necessitating a move to another area and the rest is history.

Sep 09, 2015 11:27 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I was at a sales meeting in my office when someone ran in and said turn the tv on... as NYC is my hometown, needless to say I was in a state of shock. I was in a bigger state of shock when I realized I had friends who worked in the WTC and close by. Didn't rest until I knew they were safe. Started crying that evening... it took that long for all of it to really sink in.

Sep 09, 2015 10:25 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Michael. Everyone remembers where they were, it was impossible not to. Our numbers dipped, but not that much.

Sep 09, 2015 07:05 PM
The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

In the office.

Jan 18, 2019 11:35 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I was in the office, and it certainly led to a stoppage of all production.

Jul 28, 2018 07:53 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

We were still living in The SF Bay Area back then; my bride & I were getting ready for work and I thought I was watching a movie at first, I couldn't believe I'd just watched the second plane hit the tower live on the news. I canceled my day and sat in front of the news all day; I couldn't bring myself to do much else. It truly affected me; I was stunned. Remember too, that day we didn't know how many attacks were planned or where they'd hit next, we didn't know "what next?"

Sep 09, 2015 11:42 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Michael Thornton I was attending a weekly Office meeting. One agent was watching the TV and called everyone into the conference room. Very tragic.

Sep 09, 2015 11:32 PM
Jeanne Feenick
NextHome Premier - Basking Ridge, NJ
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I was in NJ watching on TV in horror not knowing where my husband who had commuted in that day might be at the time. In fact he had just exited the Holland Tunnel, ditched the car (which stayed below Chambers St for weeks) and took to foot and safety.

The most frightening and horrifying day for our country.

Sep 09, 2015 10:43 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I was at the office and an associate called to tell me to go to the TV. 

Sep 09, 2015 09:27 PM
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

I was on my way to drop off my son at his school. 

Sep 09, 2015 09:22 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I was at home...a stay at home mom at the time. I remember that morning vividly. 

Sep 10, 2015 04:00 PM
Rebecca Foresee
Alain Pinel Realtors - Morgan Hill, CA
Let's foresee the possibilities . and get results!

I was pulling out of my Santa Clara driveway headed to work at Lockheed. The crashes had just happened as I learned on the radio while driving.  I wasn't sure if Lockheed would even be there, but I kept driving. The roads were mostly empty.  To say it was eerie would be an understatement. God bless the first responders and the families who lost dear ones.

Sep 10, 2015 10:16 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

I was in my home office and had Good Morning America on and sat there without moving for hours. I was doing business development for a small company and we decided to stop all calls for the day.  

Sep 10, 2015 09:30 AM
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IN, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

I was sitting in high school Marine Biology class in Pennsylvania, watching on the TV.  I had no business to be impacted, but personally, it led to an awakening of a personal interest in the geopolitical world, and it led to many friends joining the military - one of whom was my best friend, who was killed in Iraq as an indirect result of 9/11.  

Sep 10, 2015 05:32 AM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Standing at the door with bags packed just heading out to the airport for 2 weeks in Vegas.  Got out of Tampa 3 days later on the first flight that was able to fly.  Vegas was horrible.  Ghost town.  Everyone apparently thought "sin city" would be next.

Sep 10, 2015 02:28 AM
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

I was on a school bus on my way to a 5 day field trip into the wilderness of Wisconsin from Chicago. Actaully did not see any pictures or video of it until we got back on the 16th. It made for a lot of interesting conversations between teachers and us kids.

Sep 10, 2015 02:22 AM
Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway California Realty - Beaumont, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

I was at home as we are PST and was watching the news on TV in horror. I recall my daughter was crying and didn't want to go to school. We assured her it was back east and would not affect her here in CA. I had taken the day off work and I stayed glued to the TV all day. I will never forget that awful day!

Sep 10, 2015 12:49 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Michael Thornton - I had moved to my new home a week before only! No TV, new phone landlines and only I had cell phone from my work!

I had to shave my mustache because anyone looking Arabian were suspects!

And yes, in office, I was one of the few Indian - and separated from masses! Not their fault - it's just that fear of unknown!

Sep 10, 2015 12:41 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

We had just moved to CT from Long Island. On a clear day, I could see the Twin Towers from our upstairs windows there. I was driving my son to pre-K when I heard the news; there were no details as yet; thought it was just a small plane that strayed and slammed into one of the buildings, but alas turned out to be so much worse. We'll never forget.

Sep 10, 2015 12:27 AM
Renee Paray
Coldwell Banker Realty - Blue Bell, PA

At the time I worked in advertising in NYC (5th Ave btwn 21st & 22nd St). I was just about to turn off the tv and head to the office when I saw the coverage.  

Sep 09, 2015 11:54 PM