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Technology , Bow Valley Freedom

Genealogy has become my latest hobby

The writer delves into their newfound obsession with Ancestry, dispelling earlier beliefs about their family’s size and origins. They’ve uncovered unknown relatives, learned about a granduncle lost in WW II, and connected with numerous cousins in Alberta. Their exploration has brought to light the richness of their family history, deepening their understanding of the past.

Christmas Greetings and New Tech

First off and most importantly, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Despite all the restrictions of the pandemic, Della and I had an enjoyable Christmas day. I spent part of Boxing Day creating a Facebook Live to outline what we’ve been up to during the holidays. I’ve Facebook Lived before but never using OBS to … Read more

Becoming Normal

How are you doing during physical distancing? I so prefer that term over social distancing. We still have tools to communicate socially so physical distancing is so much more accurate. The first couple of days we did not accomplish much. We soon learned to develop a routine and we accomplish much more while reducing TV … Read more

Why did we update our site?

For years our site was hosted by WordPress. It ran there very successfully and I was happy that it did not require much maintenance from me. The cost for the service was also good. After a couple years, we did get our own domain name. Still the cost was not an issue. Over time, I … Read more

Daily Method of Operation

Working from home for yourself is not like working in an office. You have to set aside time to work on your business without distractions. Sounds simple, right? My, there can be plenty of distractions to get you off track. Housework, children, the door, pets, family, phone, social media, the list goes on and on. … Read more

Learn how to Build a Memory Jogger

You need one. You need to remember the people you want to share with, the people that have ordered from you, the people that you simply want to further the relationship with. Can you remember all their names, their important dates, (birthdays, shipping dates, start dates)? Do you worry that you will run out of … Read more

The value of Vision Boards

Sound hokey, I thought so too until I learned from my experience and coaches. A Vision Board is just putting your goals and dreams on paper and looking at it every day. Your dreams and on paper are key. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always set professional goals. Less often personal goals. These goals were … Read more

Our Connected Home

I’ve always thought having a connected Home would be cool. We used to go to a lot of show homes and how intelligent they were impressed me. I saw controlling alot of features from a panel. Nice, but costly and not that convenient. But the cost of a new build with that technology always struck … Read more