Off To School, Tears and Thoughtful Packing

It is this time of year that brings about a ritual full of both joy and emotion for so many families. In middle to late August, sons and daughters pack up their processions, put them in luggage or boxes and head off to schools located far and wide. It could be a car trip or plane ride or even bus, but one way or another they are entering a new world that requires them to relocate. For parents, it is a time of change as our children who once roamed the yard and climbed the trees are now off on […]

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Harsh Weather Means Quick Thinking

The recent series of thunderstorms have brought a host of problems to the Washington D.C. area. High winds and heavy rains have caused power outages, flooding and damage to people’s homes. With this damage, homeowners have to think and act quickly. Flooded basements pose a threat to stored items as well as family heirlooms. Damage to roofs means potential water damage from above. In either scenario, furniture, clothing and personal belongings may need to be moved or stored until the house is repaired.  Depending on the amount of work to be done, this may just make the difference in being […]

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3,000 Miles Away, But Close To My Heart

I was driving to work a few weeks ago and saw a JK Moving truck on the street in my town 45 minutes south of San Francisco.  I’m close to 20 years and 3,000 miles removed from the last time I had a JK Moving uniform on and I still was excited and proud to see clean shiny JK truck all the way across the country from when I worked at JK.  I worked as a summer mover and packer (and some on school breaks too) from 1989 through 1991 and think that I may have learned more life lessons […]

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Piano Moving? We Are Playing Your Tune.

According to Wikipedia, “The Piano is a musical instrument played by means of a keyboard.” For the rest of us it can be so much more. Many families have pianos in their homes that not only offer the pleasure of music but the beauty and elegance of a crafted instrument that is often situated in their living room for all to see. Pianos come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Grand pianos, have strings that run horizontal down the length of the case from the keyboard. They come in different sizes as well. Concert grand (the largest), parlor grand […]

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The Power of Networking

I have learned many great things over the past 6 years in sales, but networking has been by far my greatest pay off. A recent example of the Power of Networking. I am in a weekly networking group with 39 other people, all of whom are from different industries. One of the cool things about this group being so large and diverse is that more often than not, when you ask for an intro in to a particular company, someone knows someone. Last week, “I asked if anyone knew anyone at Snyder Cohn, a company that I had been referred […]

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