Posted by J L on April 1, 2013
Posted in Business • Computers or Internet • Friends and Family • Life • Money and Finances • Technology and gadgets • Travel • Weather Issues | Tagged With: Business, computer, family, gardening, internet, life, money, postcard, printing, technology, weather, work
Finally found some time to look online to research, as I promised at Easter dinner last night, and find the best cheap postcard printing options for my kid sister’s boyfriend. He is starting his own landscaping company and wants to try various marketing attempts in order to get the word out and get some business drummed up as soon as possible. There is a lot of money out there in this type of business, but a lot of competition to try and get over, around and/or above and I will help him (for my kid sisters sake) in any way that I can.
They have managed to stay together (without a lot of unnecessary drama) for over two years, so this just might be the one. He is a good enough guy to get along with when I see him on occassion. A step up from previous relationships, in the whole families opinion. With that said I guess I better sign off and get my butt in gear and send him the links that I have come up with and see what he says about that before proceeding. The weather is getting nicer with each day that arrives and there a tons of landscapers taking advantage of it.
Posted by J L on March 21, 2013
Posted in Business • Education and Personal Growth • Friends and Family • Life • Money and Finances • Opinion • Politics • Religion and Spirituality | Tagged With: Business, employment, Entertainment, life, meeting, neighbor, network, opinion, organizations, staffing, technology, work
Last night I had the opportunity to attend one of the local Elk’s Lodges meetings, with one of my neighbors that has been trying for years to get me involved in one or more of the local civic organizations that he has faithfully belonged to for most of his adult life. It runs deep in his family and the community, which I think is pretty impressive. I am envious of people that can and do devote so much of their time and energy to the numerous charities and organizations that have been around for a good amount of time all across the country.
This particular Lodge is having a rough time recruiting enough members to keep all their positions filled and to head all of the various committees, etc… From what I hear that is happening with just about all the organizations, they are all in need of new blood and they seem to like the scent of my blood. They were all over me the minute I walked in the door. Don’t get me wrong, they were all very nice and no one invaded my personal space, which is something that I’m a real stinker with the older I get.
I came home with a nice stack of business cards with names and contact information. The one gent that I will give a call to works for the CSI Tech Staffing Agency and I know several professional people that are looking for employment and I’m always trying to network and advocate for them when I’m able to. And last night was the perfect time for that. It was an interesting evening, I’ll go back a few more times and see if it might be something that I would want to commit to.
Posted by J L on March 9, 2013
Posted in Computers or Internet • Education and Personal Growth • Friends and Family • Life • Money and Finances • Opinion • Parenting • Technology and gadgets | Tagged With: Business, computer, education, internet, life, money, parenting, school, technology, work
In this ever-growing world of technology, people are going to need to learn more than your basic math skills. The business world is getting more complicated, and the employers are expecting their employees to come to them with a good solid education. It’s getting so that it is hard to get even a basic job with only a high school diploma. Largely, I think, because the public schools are not doing their jobs in preparing the children for employment nor to further their education, it’s more like bring them in and get them out as soon as possible for new ones to fill their spots.
Having said that, I think that many schools are trying. My friends have been telling me that their kids have been coming home from school in fourth grade asking them for algebra help on their math homework. Many of my friends have forgotten how to do it, or never learned it in the first place! So there seems to be a growing need for algebra tutoring services. Not every parent is able to help their kids with these kinds of problems! So I think that it’s great that people can access an online algebra tutor and get both algebra 1 and algebra 2 help for free.
Posted by J L on February 28, 2013
Posted in Business • Education and Personal Growth • Entertainment and Fun • Friends and Family • Life • Parenting • Shopping • Sports • Travel | Tagged With: beach, Business, computer, Entertainment, family, fun, internet, life, money, parenting, Shopping, technology, travel
One thing that is really neat about working in a large office is that I have a lot of friends. There always seems to be something going on and new things to hear about. My friend Bob was telling me about how he and his family had spent their summer vacation at an Oceanfront Myrtle Beach Hotel. He said they had a great time and told me more about it.
Bob has traveled to many places in his life. When it comes to finding the best places to go, I trust his judgment. When he said that Oceanfront Myrtle Beach Hotels were the place to be, I believed him. Bob liked the fact that the service was great and that the view of the ocean was so nice.
Bob also told me about the great time that the kids had. They went to play on the shores of the ocean and enjoyed the sunny weather. Bob was able to get in a round of golf at one of the local courses and his wife caught up on her shopping. Bob had a serious look on his face when he told me that a great vacation could be found at a Myrtle Beach Hotel. I believe everything he said was true and I am now thinking about taking my family on a trip to Myrtle Beach.
Posted by J L on February 18, 2013
Posted in Business • Home and garden • Life • Money and Finances • Opinion • Shopping • Technology and gadgets | Tagged With: Business, cabinets, Christmas, Clutter, gadgets, house, life, Shopping, Storage, technology, work
After Christmas is all done and over with I seem to find myself realizing just how much stuff comes into the house each Christmas (all year round actually) and how little ever goes back out. I think that is the case for most of us these days. If the people from just 100 years ago could see all of the material items and pieces of technology that we posses, they would be just a bit freaked out don’t you think. So many of us have so much stuff that we pay hundreds and thousands of dollar each year to store their belongings to various storage facilities. That just blows my mind.
Thank goodness I am always on the lookout for a good storage cabinet that can be placed in either the basement of the garage to help keep our “extra junk” in some what of a work in progress. I have always been careful about labeling boxes and each time I go down to try and find something I am pretty sure that I’ll find what I want in the box with the correct label. Something so simple and only takes a moment can be a time saver in the long run.