Saturday, August 30, 2014

Focus on Life - Week 35

Week 35: Lazy Days of Summer

This summer has been a difficult one and it is increasingly evident to me, if not to everyone else, that I've lost interest in this year long photo process. Life has taken me in a different direction and presented me with new challenges. There is not enough hours in a day or energy in my body to keep going with this.

It is time for me to bow out, perhaps not gracefully, but definitely reluctantly. I really thought that I would be able to stick it out until the end of the year but, clearly, I am not. It's not fun anymore, so it's best to stop while I'm behind and not try to fool myself into believing that I will 'catch' up.

I want to thank Sally for all the time and effort she dedicates to this project and wish all those who are still participating an abundance of luck and love as their photo journey continues.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Focus on Life: Week 34

Week 34: About the Ground
This week draw your focus to the ground.
You may be surprised at what you find. 

To see what the other participants see on the ground, check out the links below...

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Focus on Life: Week 33

Week 33: The View of Above
Change your photo taking perspective,
look up! This week take a glance up
at the world around and
see what you may have been missing.

To see the view above the other participants, check out the links below...

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Interesting Business Model

I get tired of having to schedule an appointment to do my laundry in my own home when it is convenient for everyone else. There are so many people living in the house with such varied work and sleep schedules, it’s a challenge to co-ordinate it all some days. But darn it all, I want to do my laundry when I want to do my laundry! Is that too much to ask?

It's not worth all the stress it causes me. Sometimes it’s just easier to throw the clothes bin in the car and go to the laundromat. While there one evening, I was chatting with a man who was also there doing laundry. He began to tell me about his company, and I was very intrigued and impressed with the unique business model.

His company is operated from his home so overhead is low. He runs a mobile dry cleaning/laundry business. Basically, he will pick up your clothes, bedding, etc. at your home or office and bring it back to you freshly laundered or dry cleaned in 2-3 days.

He has a wholesale agreement with a local dry cleaner so gets discounted pricing from them. He drops items off almost daily and picks up the clean ones at the same time. He also has a contract with a local seamstress who does any repairs or alterations for him. Some of the stuff he takes to the laundromat himself to wash and dry.

The clientele are quite varied from seniors who cannot easily get out to the cleaners, to people with busy schedules and men whose wives have no idea how to properly iron a shirt. Once he has a customer in a seniors’ building or complex, he goes to the management office to gain their support in offering the service to all the residents.

I think that the business model is brilliant! He is offering a much needed service to a niche market that has kept him successful for 18 years. Good job!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Focus on Life: Week 32

Week 32: Fresh Air
This week spend a little time
taking a deep breath of fresh air,
feeling the sun or the rain on your face.
Get outside!  

To get out in the fresh air with the other participants, check out the links below...

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Focus on Life - Week 31

Week 31: Outside the Box
Look around. Find the humour
and the unusual in everyday life.
Think 'outside the box'.