It’s that time of year again!

Natural Water Gardens display
I couldn’t afford the tow, so I just made it into a lawn ornament.


The Rockford Home Show is this weekend, and I couldn’t be happier. Kids with balloon animals, long cold walks from the back parking lot, hours of bad jokes from my dad…I can’t wait.  No, really, all kidding aside, the home show is a great opportunity to meet with people who are looking for our services. There is no substitute for a face-to-face conversation about a potential customers needs. That is what we are here for, but without the sideshow, would it be as much fun? Would I miss the busloads of seniors going from booth to booth like so many gray-haired pirates searching for booty of free pens and chip clips? Would it be as much fun without a certain hvac contractor harassing me via twitter about the score of the USA-Canada hockey game? Does the kitchen guy really think our spouses are meeting secretly behind our backs? Focus, Cindy, focus! Yes, the hours are long, and we try to amuse ourselves to pass the time between the rushes. It is all about the personal contacts & giving out our information, but I  have a goal this homeshow…after every 5 appointments set, I am going to go get a free massage.  And a balloon animal.