Monday, January 29, 2018

Misplaced and expired stickers

Per Service Ontario – where to put your license plate sticker

While sitting in traffic, have you noticed the number of expired license plate stickers you, see? I have noticed that, so people don’t seem to notice or care that they are driving a vehicle where the sticker on the plates have expired. As a driver, it is your responsibility to ensure that your license plate is up-to-date. I don’t know how many times we have been sitting at a stop light and have noticed that the car ahead of us has an expired sticker.

The other thing you notice is that, at least in Ontario, your sticker for a personal vehicle is supposed to be in the upper right-hand corner of the plate. I think I have seen stickers in every area of the plate, which is a ticketable offence. It is amazing to see how often the renewal sticker is put in a different location on the license plate and people think that this is allowed. The renewal sticker has a spot on the license plate and that is where each sticker is to be placed.

When you are sitting in traffic, look at the different license plates around you, and you can see lots of problems with the various license plates.

Another thing to notice is the condition of the back license plate on vehicles. Some plates look like thy have been a really bad day, but the front plate is in mint condition. It really makes you wonder if people are tampering with their license plates, making them hard to read from behind. This is an issue when you are trying to report a vehicle for breaking the law, or even for some of the toll highways to read the license plates. One thing I have noticed is in some cases people have changed the front and back place because of the condition, but they have forgotten that the renewal sticker is on the plate that is now on the front of a car, which is again wrong. Commercial vehicles have their stickers on the front of the vehicle, but not regular passenger cars.

Yes, misplaced and expired stickers can make for an interesting trip when you are in a car because just looking at the different locations of the stickers and the different lengths of expired stickers can be interesting. Recently there was one person on Twitter ask why she got a ticket when she was parked. In her tweet she included a picture of her license plate, and I noticed that the sticker looked like it had a Sept 2017 renewal date, and the picture was taken in January 2018. I guess that is a good reason to get a ticket because the ticket was for not displaying a current license, she may have renewed the sticker but hadn’t put it on the vehicle.

When you renew your license plate sticker, remember to put it on as soon as you get it and also remember to put it in the correct location as explained right on the paper you get the sticker on.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

I hear too much

There are days when I wish I could turn my hearing down because I hear way too much. I am one of those individuals that has exceptional hearing, and it makes for times when I just want to hide from the world and not hearing anything.

When I say exceptional hearing, I mean that I can hear a lot of those high-pitched sounds that most people can’t here at all. Yes, those high listening sounds are things that I can hear all the time, and it can get to me. It can be a challenge sometimes to ignore a sound when it gets too loud for me. There are also times when I can hear way too much when people are talking around me and conversations seem to overwhelm me, and that doesn’t help either.

Imagine sitting in a room with a bunch of people and being able to hear parts of a bunch of the conversations even when you are not part of the conversation. That is what I deal with, and it can frustrate me, because it means that things that I can normally focus on can become a challenge in different environments. The conversations can get to the point that I can’t even focus on the conversation that I am having because the other voices are just too loud or a tone that gets to me.

I am not the only one that deals with this, as my nephew has the same issues, and it can be a challenge when we are together. We both hear the different sounds, and it means that we are running around trying to figure out where the sound is coming from. We had one time that the two of us were trying to figure out a sound that we could hear and not one else could hear until we discovered it was a spider sensor that my parents had in the kitchen. What this sensor did was to let out a high-pitched sound to keep spiders away. It now gets unplugged when we are over so that we can both manage things better.

Having good hearing can be a great thing, and then it can be something that can also be an issue. When someone says to you that they can hear too much, believe them because they are probably telling you that sounds that you can’t hear that they can hear, and something is starting to get to them.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Don't bully me

How many times have you encountered someone that seems to want to control you and only their option matters.

I have been dealing with someone that is like that, and I think I may have finally got the person to understand that I don’t want to listen to her anymore. It can always be a challenge on how to tell someone to stop their behaviour. This person has her opinion on things, and it doesn’t matter what I have said, she doesn’t agree with me, and she always has a habit of putting people down. This person is a cross-stitcher that I still at some events, and her general attitude is that she knows how to do everything, and everyone should listen to her no matter what.

Well, I have quite often stated my opinion and didn’t care what she said about it. I felt that I had my opinion and I could state it and if she didn’t like it, at least give me the reason why she didn’t agree. Her answer was always just I was wrong, and she wouldn’t explain why. Now this week I was working on something and looked over at someone else’s work, and she didn’t seem to be too happy with my facial expression. It wasn’t her work, so she really shouldn’t have cared. She commented that I was pouting and why was I pouting. I know that I was thinking through someone when I looked over, so I may not have had a huge smile on my face, but who cared. I finally looked at her and said, “Shut up, and it isn’t your business”. The girl whose work I was looking at handed me her work, so I could have a closer look because it interested me. Once again, this other person had to put her comment in and this time it was, “Oh, that’s better now you are really smiling.” I immediately looked at her, and said, “Who cares, and you just need to mind your own business and I have had enough of your stupid comments.”

Being able to stand up to a bully is something that can be hard, and then there are times you just have to put your foot down and see how things go. I hope that I have been able to show this person that she needed to stop her behaviour because how she says things can be hurtful sometimes and other times it just seems that she needed to look important.

Monday, January 8, 2018

2017 goal review and 2018 goals

It is that time of year again when I try and look at the goals that I set a year ago and see how I did, and then try and set some goals for this year.

2017 Goals

1. Blog a minimum of 4 times a month – was able to get that completed, it was just 4 some months but at least it was achieved.
2. Get DLK Life website updated and keep it updated. - work in progress
3. Keep home office organized – getting a lot better with this
4. Write more for Konecny Consulting and DLK Life – work in progress

Extra things that I did achieve
1. Passed my CompTIA Project+ exam
2. Achieved my Certified Professional Bookkeeper (CPB)
3. Opened an ETSY store, which wasn’t something I had thought about in early 2017.

2018 Goals

1. Blog a minimum of 4 times a month
2. Get DLK Life website updated and keep it updated.
3. Keep home office organized
4. Write more for Konecny Consulting and DLK Life

I am not sure what 2018 has in store, but I know that I am going to be working on my writing as much as I can and will see what happens to it. I continue to have some personal goals that I want to achieve, but again I will not post them on my blog. I also want to continue to work on getting some more things up on ETSY and see how that project goes.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Where did the year go?

I think, so many people have been saying the same thing as I am saying, where did 2017 go? Sure, it was 365 days, but some of those days seem to have passed in a flash.

When I look back on the year, I can see where it went and things that happened and things that changed. Sure, there are things that are still being worked on as we go into 2018, but I know that 2017 for me was a bit of a year of change.

For me, I went from what am I going to do to boy, this has been a year of some big changes. I went from waiting to see if I passed my CompTIA Project+ exam to writing two more exams and taking a lot more webinars/on-line courses in the second half of the year. When I look at 2017, I am happy with where things ended, and I am looking forward to moving forward in 2018 with all the different things that I have planned and started.

2018 is going to be a busy year as I think most years are and I will see what I end up accomplishing. I know that I am going to go back and look at my goals for 2017 in the next couple of days and set some new goals for 2018, but I can at least look at the beginning of the year with a smile as I know that I am happy with what I accomplished last year even if there weren’t on the original goal list.

The year 2017 is now in the past and 2018 has just started, and now to see what this year has in store for all of us. My goals that I set at the beginning of each year are just an idea of where I think I will be heading and by the time the year is over I normally look at my goals that I set and smile and say yes that was what I wanted to do at the beginning of the year, but I changed my goals for a reason and am normally happier because of the change.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Years

Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year and all the best in 2018!