“It’s a great product. It’s really worked for me.”
There is a long list of places in America that seem to jump right off the map when you hear their name, but the place that Floyd and his wife chose to put down stakes back in 1979 has to be near the top of the list, Cody, Wyoming.
Founded in 1896 by none other than William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, the town of Cody sits astride the Shoshone River in what’s called the Bighorn Basin in the northwest corner of the Cowboy State at the eastern entrance to an immense national park. Today hundreds of thousands of visitors stop in Cody to take in the region’s natural beauty and enjoy its world-renown hunting and fishing, not to mention of course the historical attractions of Buffalo Bill.
When Floyd and his wife put Southern Calif. in their rearview mirror more than 40 years ago now, it was mainly to be nearer to their children living in Wyoming, but also a place to carve out a new life in this historic corner of the American West. Floyd established himself in the Real Estate Appraisal profession and these days this still-active 81-year-old covers five counties within about a 250-mile radius of Cody.
As a former Navy medic, Floyd continues to pay special attention to the home-buying needs of military veterans. “I like helping vets get into a home of their choice, especially in this crazy real estate market,” he says.
Besides the time he spends conducting real estate appraisals, Floyd has pursued an interest in photographing the natural beauty of Wyoming. About 15 years ago he walked away from his love of hunting and fishing to capture beautiful shots of the wildlife and landscape in the nearby national park and beyond.
Between his long distant appraisal treks across the large area of his service territory and his often arduous photographic forays into the region’s mountainous landscape and vast valleys, Floyd realized he had to drop some weight, so he underwent gastric bypass surgery and lost about 125 pounds.
When Floyd got into his late Seventies, he realized he had to take steps to deal with some minor problems he was having with his memory. “I was having a tough time remembering things like details for preparing appraisal assignments and important camera presets ”he notes.“
So about two and a half years ago, he decided to do something about his memory and gave Prevagen a try. “It’s really worked for me,” he reports. “It’s a great product. My mental acuity now matches my physical ability. My appraisal assignments/reports and photography results are back at a professional level and produce results that I am proud to sign my name to.” Now, that’s an appraisal result that even old Buffalo Bill himself might have used to try to remember where all those buffalo went.