Are you struggling with daily tasks? by Liz Saunders

Sisyphus was a cruel Greek king who, for his misdeeds, was punished by having to push a large rock up a steep hill, only to find it rolling back to the bottom when he neared the top.  His punishment was for eternity. Do you ever feel like Sisyphus?  I’m not suggesting you are a cruelContinue reading “Are you struggling with daily tasks? by Liz Saunders”

Welcome to the Virtual Alternative, Olivia! by Liz Saunders

Every morning for some time now, my daughter Olivia has called me on her way to work.  It got to the point where my day just didn’t seem right if she hadn’t called. One day back in August, we had our usual call but then shortly afterwards, she called again – very unusual because normallyContinue reading “Welcome to the Virtual Alternative, Olivia! by Liz Saunders”

Has it really been that long?

You know it’s been too long between blogs when you have to look up your password. Where has the time gone?  Let’s see, last blog, November 6th from Florida.  So, since then we’ve had the drama that is always December, New Years, my birthday and now we’re approaching the doldrums of February. Perhaps time toContinue reading “Has it really been that long?”

Happy Anniversary to me! 10 years in business today.

Wow, where has the last 10 years gone?  It seems like only yesterday that I walked through the doors of the Toronto Business Development Centre to apply for the Self Employment Assistance Program.  We were told to turn our phones off but Siobhan was expecting to give birth to Jaden any second so I refusedContinue reading “Happy Anniversary to me! 10 years in business today.”

Customer Service par Excellence!

Some time ago, I blogged about an example of customer service that stood above the crowd:  when Jennifer of Oust-A-Mouse offered me a second unit, “on loan”, to help battle my cottage mouse problem.  Well, I am extremely happy to report that I have not seen any evidence of mice…no actual critters, no tell taleContinue reading “Customer Service par Excellence!”

Terrified Beginner no longer! by Liz Saunders

I can no longer be considered a terrified beginner, a beginner, definitely, but not so terrified. However, I think every class is going to have its own challenges and therefore terrors.  This week we finished, or mostly finished, our “ribbons” of the week before.  This was an exercise in shading and shadows. Then it wasContinue reading “Terrified Beginner no longer! by Liz Saunders”

No Pictures Allowed! by Liz Saunders

Have you ever taken a picture in a grocery store so that you could remember something, possibly research it, or in my case call a friend and say “what the heck is this and how do you cook it?”? I’ve done it lots of times.  I used to drive my friend Bruce buggy because IContinue reading “No Pictures Allowed! by Liz Saunders”

Oust-A-Mouse Bait House Exemplifies Exceptional Customer Service by Liz Saunders

Back in the fall, our friends, Wendie and Hugh, came down to Toronto and we went to the Cottage Life Show.   While we were wandering around, I saw a booth displaying various types of insulation and I stopped to chat.  One of my questions was:  is your insulation mouse proof?  The response:  Are you kidding?  Nothing’sContinue reading “Oust-A-Mouse Bait House Exemplifies Exceptional Customer Service by Liz Saunders”

I’ve been instructed to be creative!

Where has the month gone?  I can’t believe I actually managed to type a blog back on January 5th, what with my hand still being really sore from surgery but I guess being pissed off helped.  Thanks to Witchy and some homeopathic remedies, I’m healing well and will be back into the blogging chair soon.Continue reading “I’ve been instructed to be creative!”

ACANAC…Don’t trust them and don’t sign up with them! by Liz Saunders

We moved to our condo a year and a half ago.  At that time, I took the opportunity to switch from Rogers (who I had always hated dealing with) to Distributel DSL.  Turned out that Distributel was no better (ISP-wise) but they were nicer to deal with.  So in October, out of desperation to get myContinue reading “ACANAC…Don’t trust them and don’t sign up with them! by Liz Saunders”