“Happy New Year and goodbye incandescent bulbs! As the quote above says, 2014 is the year the final phase out occurs. As part of our home automation and energy conversation goals I am replacing every single bulb in our house with LED’s.”
“However, over this year, I’ve determined that it’s in my best interest to reduce our overall energy consumption in general. My goal is to get our avg kWh down to 1,100 kwH per month. Once that is consistent, I feel as though it’s logical to look at solar again.”
It’s really the end of year?! WOW! Seeing I have 1 blog post from 2013 on this website, I figured before the year is over I’ll make some updates. So, if you happen to notice, I’ve completed most of the pages and plan to make this website more informative and useful in 2014. Now, don’t forget, follow my business pages and other websites using the links above, which some (i.e. Weekend Oasis and Miller Winery) have nearly daily updates. But, I want to take an angle on my personal blog and have fun with this domain in 2014, so stay tuned.
“If you aren’t making waves, you aren’t kicking hard enough!”
I started my first small business in 1997, hosted on this domain (jamz.net). Since, I’ve always enjoyed having a small business along with my regular corporate job. I consider these hobbies that evolved into a business and with proper procedures in place and the right people, I’m able to manage them along side my regular corporate career in software sales.
Weekend Oasis Vacation Rentals, LLC
Weekend Oasis was officially founded in 2009 in the state of Virginia as Weekend Oasis Vacation Rentals, LLC. After owning a rental home and purchasing a second rental home, Weekend Oasis vacation rentals was formed. Our concept is simple: we focus on giving guests the best vacation rentals possible. We offer weekly, monthly, and long term rentals – but traditionally we offer 2 – 3 night weekend stays. Weekend Oasis rents cabins, houses, condos, and cottages. Weekend Oasis has investments in raw land (3 parcels in Pennsylvania), 1 current home remodel of an 80 year old home (Project Hillside), a vacation condo at Bryce Resort in Basye Virginia, a rental cabin on Blue Mountain in Linden, Virginia, and vested interest in two other rental cabins and lodges in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
Learn more: www.weekendoasis.net
Miller Winery, LLC
Formed in 2012, Miller Winery is a micro-winery in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Our tasting room is located in downtown Front Royal (rear entrance, old school house building) and our vineyard is located in Bumpass Virginia (Lake Anna). Our wines are handcrafted in small, 1/2-ton lots in the winery. Each lot is made up of grapes from partner vineyards and sections of our own vineyard. Miller Winery was formed in 2012, in Front Royal Virginia, one of the few urban wineries in the state. Our passion for wine started in 2002 when we purchased a cabin in the Shenandoah Valley, in the heart of Virginia Wine Country. Over the years, we have enjoyed the wines and visited nearly every vineyard in the surrounding area. As a hobby, I started making wine from our house and our interest continued to grow from there.
Learn more: www.MillerWinery.com