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A Rug That Says “Safety First”

Jul 24th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

As you enter the door to my shop, you will cross a rug that says “Safety First”. While the purpose of the rug is to catch dirt and grime, the saying is a reminder to all who enter to think safety first. Safety first is […]

Technology, the Internet and New “Things”

Jul 17th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I’m the first to admit I’m still not connected to all the new Internet technology “things” that are constantly being upgraded or invented for phones, fitness trackers, cars, home appliances, etc. There’s so many devices and applications I feel overwhelmed. The good thing is I’m […]

Down and Dirty

Jul 10th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I’m in pain — aching all over, but I’m not complaining because I accomplished a lot of cleaning and sorting in a storage building we have. Good thing I changed into work clothes — I was filthy from head to toe. I didn’t mind getting […]

Tire Pressure Tips

Jul 6th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I was reading an article on tire pressure tips to contribute to the extended life of any tire. It struck me how parallel these tips are to life: Air pressure:  “By running a tire constantly underinflated by 20%, its tread life will be reduced.”   […]

Hitting a Home Run

Jun 26th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Sometimes life throws you curve balls and no matter how many times you swing at them, you seem to strike out. The good thing is you have a team (your employees) to help keep you in the game and if you’re lucky you have a […]

Being a Dad, Towing and Life’s Lessons

Jun 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

My father-in-law worked two jobs when he was first married — putting in long hours to establish a new service station business and bringing up a family. After our son was born, he told me he felt that he was a better grandpa than a […]

Brain Health and Getting Older

Jun 16th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I have a birthday coming up and let’s just say I am at an age where I am getting the AARP Bulletin. While my body sometimes tells me how old I feel (some days I wish I was like the Tin Man, and had a […]

Why Me?

Jun 5th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

As I was getting up this morning, I was thinking TGIF – thank goodness it’s Friday — but after how my morning started, I’m not so sure I’m so thankful. It’s been one of those weeks, and today is probably — as the saying goes […]

Trusting Your Sixth Sense

May 29th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I love this time of year in Wisconsin. You can feel the warmer breezes, smell the lilacs blooming, hear the birds chirping, see the green leaves almost pop before your eyes — and the first bite of a brat right off the grill is mouth […]

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

May 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

The quote “a picture is worth a thousand words” conveys the notion that a complex idea can be conveyed with just a single image. A picture also makes it possible to visually see and absorb a large amount of data quickly. If someone took a […]