Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

Take a moment to enjoy the beauty that surrounds us.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Dear Small Business Owner

Dear Small Business Owner,
As a former owner of a small business I understand that your day has been a long one but please don't greet me at the door and say "We are closing in 15 minutes."
I do know what your hours are and was just popping in to buy a gift certificate, a $100 gift certificate.
Needless to say I did not buy that gift certificate and will be going elsewhere with my money.
As a store owner please realize that customers are how you make a living.  How you treat them is how you create repeat customers.
I recently was at a shop knowing it was probably close to closing time and ask " How late are you open?"  The reply "Until we don't have customers."  This is a shop I will gladly return to and spend my money.  Kudos to Adina at Cloth Carousel in Winters, California.  I just wish her shop was a little closer to home.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Minden, Nevada

Minden, Nevada is a two hour drive from where I live in California in the daylight.
Yesterday I had a couple of appointments in Minden so I headed out that way in the early morning.
Up and around and over..

I enjoyed the scenery from my mobile office.

I was headed home around five and had to stop to photograph the changing sky.
The drive home however took closer to two and a half hours.
It is not fun driving in the dark on those curvy roads.
Needless to say I'm not a big fan of the recent time change.