Getting Acquainted

Jess Allen here – Jim Allen’s daughter and Mike Allen’s niece – they’re the owner’s of TermiGuard Services & Fenwick.

I’m excited to introduce myself as their new Marketing gal, and I hope you’ll find this, and our future blog postings, informative and interesting!

As we all ease into the new year of 2014, I just can’t help but reflect a bit on 2013. Isn’t it crazy how much things can change in a year? I’ve just gotten home from a business internship in Belgium, and I gotta tell you, I had the time of my life! Met some fascinating people, learned a new language, worked for an international company… and so much more.

The beauty of a new year

I’d never have thought I’d ever have had the chance to do any of those things,

While that’s all fine & dandy, I can’t help but think about things I’ve just never gotten around to doing, or others I’ve simply left as they were… untouched or unfinished. Things like the wall in my bedroom – I had slopped 3 sample paint colors on it a year ago – and still haven’t chosen one – and now it screams paint me-e-e-e!’

Then there’s the problem with my heating system – it only heats the first floor. And needless to say, at bedtime at this time of year, I’m dressed like a snow bunny.

Oh and let’s not forget my antique dishwasher from 1902!
Okay, I’m exaggerating a wee bit, but you likely get where I’m going, right?

Here’s the big point…

I’ve just recently realized – I’m not Superwoman… and coming to grips with it hurt a little. Turns out I really can’t do it all (although Mom made me believe it was totally possible as I was growing up). Are you nodding in agreement with me right about now?

But really, how do moms do it?

While I may have accomplished some gratifying things last year, there’s one thing I let slip just a tad – my home (not my house) – my home.

I think there is a difference ‒ in my mind, a home is…
•  What you create from a house
•  Where you spend the most of your time
•  Where family, friends, and special ‘others’ gather
•  And where you’ll experience events that become wonderful memories.

So, you’ll want to ensure your home is healthy, safe and comfortable… won’t you?

I know I do… so I’m gettin’ to it!

I have to admit, I’m not much interested in making New Year’s Resolutions cause it seems kinda cliché.

But… I can manage setting up a schedule or building a daily to-do list, and even prioritizing it, too.

You might want to think about your home, and get started on your own to-do list, making sure it helps you deal with the unique requirements of your home or building.

Start by asking yourself “what needs to be done to ensure you have a healthy, safe and comfortable environment for you and your loved ones?” Then, think about just who can you trust to make sure everything gets done?”

This year has just begun…

Don’t get caught up on the ‘I’ll get around to it’ merry-go-round that never stops… instead, just do it – starting right now!

Plan and schedule the improvements you and your home or building deserve!

A very happy and healthy 2014 to you from all of us here at TermiGuard Services & Fenwick