The Move

Saturday, June 25, 2022

I think Jakey was not liking this empty place too much - already missing his couch and bed - and 
whiny -poor guy!

Left our home today.. and Alberta bound! ( You can see Jakey is up on the dash in this picture!)

And we are off ! But not one to say good bye - but see you again soon-

👋 and back to get mom in a few weeks, for her upcoming move , so we’ll be around again..

When it’s the cheapest gas in town - yeah you have a line up and have to wait …. 1.89 / litre in Saskatoon, Sask. today, as opposed to the 2.19 back home.

Check Out the Hottest Toys of the Season From Gazillion Bubbles

Monday, June 20, 2022

With Summer fully underway, Gazillion Bubbles is the hottest toy for every young kid this season. Gazillion Bubbles creates innovative bubble toys that let kids blow perfect bubbles every time. With Gazillion Bubbles, you’ll run out of breath before you run out of bubbles! It’s an affordable way to have endless hours of fun.


Check out the hottest toys of the season from Gazillion Bubbles.

Gazillion Bubbles Incredibubble Wand

Create GIANT bubbles with the Gazillion Bubbles Incredibubble Wand! Dip the wand into the specially formulated GIANT bubble solution and wave to make massive incredibubbles! Simply pour the solution into the provided tray, dip the wand into the solution, and give it a wave to create incredibubbles!


Retail Availability: Walmart Canada

MSRP: $12.98 CAD

Ages: 3+ 

Gazillion Bubbles Whirlwind

Instantly create a bubble party with the Gazillion Bubbles Whirlwind Party Machine!  With no pump and no wait time, you can get the party started in a flash. This ultimate bubble party machine blasts 7500 bubbles per minute at the push of a button!

Retail Availability: Walmart Canada

MSRP: $29.98 CAD

Ages: 3+ 

I can even see the adults and the teens having fun with these!

Happy Father's Day

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Wishing all dad's, grandpas, fur baby dads and more... all a wonderful Father's Day! Enjoy YOUR day!

Ready For Your Next RV Adventure?

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

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Let's both have some great adventures!

Summer Game Hits for the Kids

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

We’re thrilled to share some special new launches for the summer by leading board game distributor, Asmodee Canada!

Betta and Box Monster, are sure to be a huge hit for kids this summer.

Be sure to pick them up for your youngsters this summer.

Box Monster is the perfect game to teach communication skills in a fun way to children. As a team, players must reach into the box and help each other find pairs of unique shapes before the time runs out. Players must always pull out the same shape at the same time, so good communication is a necessity. Kids learn teamwork and pattern recognition at the same time while playing this highly addictive, super fun game.

Discover the wonderful world of the Betta. They are

beautiful and colorful, but their displays need to be

organized so that they really stand out. In Betta, all you

need to do is display the fish by using them to create

different patterns. You are assigned a species of betta and

to score points, that species must be the one that appears

the most in the various displays.

10 Interesting Facts About Employee Retention

Monday, June 13, 2022

In the past, there was a question about how much power lied in the hands of employees, but in today's market, there is no question that they do have a lot of power. Leaders have to pay attention to their employees in order to retain their workforce, and employee loyalty and skill taxonomy is the key to running a successful business, but it can be difficult to earn.

It can be difficult to pin point why an excellent employee chose to leave a business, but here are 10 interesting facts and ideas that you can use to help improve your employee retention rate.

1. Employees are four times more likely to leave their place of employment due to poor or bad performances from their boss.

Managers should always be held to higher standards, because it has been proven that managers that are held to high standards tend to get better reviews from their employees. Employees that rate their manager's performance low, are more likely to go searching for another job, rather than fight for their current one.

It is important to make sure that your managers have the best training possible, prior to being let loose on employees. Managers that have actual manager training tend to do better with their employees, increasing the employee retention rate. One of the worst things an employer can do is promote managers prematurely.

2. Employees want to stay at a position where the business culture encourages upward feedback.

Feedback at a company should not only flow one way. Employees should feel free to also provide feedback on upper management. Those that don't feel this option are 16% more likely to seek employment somewhere else. In order for a company to run successfully and have a successful employee retention rate, the flow of feedback and information needs to run both ways. There should be an open line of communication that gives employees the idea they have a voice in the company.

3. Come up with quality ways to make employees feel valued, otherwise they will start job searching.

About 34% of employees that find they are undervalued in their current job will start searching for a new job within a year. They want to feel like they matter in the workplace. It is important to come up with some way to validate and commend the work that your employees do, on a regular basis, to help fix this issue. 

4. Every time an employee quits, it will cost the company an average of 33% of their salary annually.

It costs a company time and money to train every new employee. Therefore, it is better to have a higher employee retention rate to keep from having to spend extra money on training all new people on a regular basis.

5. Employees are happier in general when there are clear on-boarding processes in place.

It is important that employees know their responsibilities and roles. It has been proven that more employees tend to be happy with their jobs when they know their boundaries and what is expected from them at the start. It keeps them from having to constantly seek out and ask what they should be doing during the work day.

6. It is important that an employee's work life is balanced to add more value to their job.

It is important that employees feel that their work life is balanced, because it actually make them 10% more likely to stick around with the company, rather than going out to look for another job.

7. Professional growth of an employee should be a top priority.

For most millennials, which makes up a large majority of the workforce today, professional growth and opportunities in the company they work for is extremely important. They want to feel like they are invested in the company that they work for, and these two things are the best way to make them feel that way.

8. Career advancement is always a major a way to help retain talent.

It has been proven that companies that provide their employees with skill building and advancement opportunities. Employees want to feel like that they have a future in their company, and it is an excellent way to help retain talent from searching for work elsewhere.

9. Employees who feel disrespected tend to search employment in other companies.

Everyone wants to be respected, and it has been proven that if employees feel like that are being disrespected by their fellow colleagues, they are about 26% more likely to search for another job and quit their current job. Respect and trust from senior management is also extremely important for most people to feel satisfied at their job.

10. Companies that have a bad culture have a low employee retention rate and breeds for a higher employee turnover.

The day-to-day culture of a company is extremely important to many employees. According to some poles, a lot of employees do not enjoy the un-personal aspect of a corporate culture, which causes them to search for a different job. They don't enjoy feeling like a corporate drone, and they want to know that they are appreciated.

Today's Random Thoughts

Monday, June 6, 2022

The move is getting closer for us. Just another 2 weeks. Mom has her place for sale too and coming with us as soon as hers sells. After doing some checking around Gerry was able to save us quite alot on movers - 1/2 price on what alot of others were charging. Mom is also going to get the same deal. Have been busy selling lots of things, so we don't have as much to take with us. It will a good move for all of us. Alot of family drama too about her moving, but she is happy to be going. She is 76 and needs good medical, less stress, and shopping therapy! Don't have alot of that in this small town. She will have to go for a hip replacement in 2 weeks though. Same time as our move so we are trying to balance all that into the mix.

We have Jakey too that is set for a dental cleaning in a couple of weeks- I couldn't imagine myself having dirty teeth for a year so he gets his cleaned too! I don't like the doggy breath anyhow.. so it's time for another cleaning. Only thing I don't like is that his isn't too happy after he comes out of his anesthetic. Just doesn't feel good for a bit. Poor guy got some ticks on him too from the last time we were out of town and were at the campground. Didn't even know till they all filled up on him. Gerry had to pull them off - so yucky! Now he is back on tick medication to prevent that happening again. He even had brought one into the bed, as I remember Gerry having one on his side in the morning!

On another note- isn't everyone just fed up with the price of gas and groceries on the rise?? With a 37' RV, gas isn't cheap to begin with, but these prices really are going to limit our travels. I have even noticed more downsizing of products in their sizing yet pricing is staying the same. Boy oh boy!

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