Friday, February 26, 2010
Can you believe we had SNOW on Tuesday? It looked like we were inside of a snowglobe!! People were bundled up in their coats, hats and scarves (items that they probably received as Christmas gifts but hadn't had the opportunity to use!). But, you know the stories you hear about Texas weather changing at the drop of a hat? It's true! The snow was kinda light and the flakes were big but it was a special treat for us. There is something about snow that brings out the child in everyone. People tossed snowballs at each other and built snowmen (okay, they were itty bitty mini snowmen but snowmen, nonetheless). We had a momentary winter wonderland.
The next day, it was sunny and BEAUTIFUL!! You would never have guessed that we had snow the day before. As wonderful as the sunny weather is, there was something special about our snow day. Snow seems to slow people down and help them to appreciate the simple things - a nice warm mug of hot chocolate (can't forget the marshmallows!), a warm coat, the laughter of a loved one. Maybe snow days are meant to make all of us take a deep breath and enjoy life.
Until next time folks, keep it clean.
Friday, February 19, 2010
TGIF!!! Ever have one of those weeks where a lot has happened but when you go back at the end of the week to replay all of the events in your head, it's a blur? That's kinda how this week was. I'm sure you have heard by now of the plane that was intentionally crashed into an IRS building here in Austin. I won't sensationalize it by talking about it but it's just a relief that more people weren't hurt.
After such a hectic and stressful week, I'm sure we could all use a little R&R. Looking for something fun or relaxing to do this weekend? There are so many options! The theatre, parks, shopping, staying in and watching movies - all are good options to take one's mind off of the whirlwind that was the previous week. Local newspapers and news websites are a couple of places to look if you are needing ideas for some weekend activities in your area.
We have had a busy week here at AZUMA Leasing (and we like it that way!). Check out our website (www.azuma.com) if you are in need of a washer and dryer. You can also call our customer service department at 800/707-1188 if you prefer setting up your delivery by phone. We are open Monday through Friday so we are going to go home this weekend, recharge our inner batteries and be back bright and early Monday morning to assist our customers.
Well, that's all for now. Until next time, keep it clean!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
We are supposed to get a bit of a cold snap in the next day or so - maybe even a little SNOW (although we are being told by weather forecasters that if we DO get snow, it won't stick). The wet, sleety weather should clear up for the weekend. The Austin Marathon is this Sunday (Valentine's Day) so I'm sure all of those runners will welcome the cool but not wet conditions. The Austin Marathon is one of the "greenest" marathons in the country according to Runner's World. That's a big nod for our city and our efforts to go green. Curious about the Austin Marathon? Check out the write up at Environmentally-Friendly Races at Runner's World.com. AZUMA Leasing is also doing it's part to go green. We are now providing our customers with paperless invoices and lease agreements. Not only does it cut back on the amount of paper that we are contributing to landfills, but it cuts back on energy costs (less electricity is used in the printing, folding, mailing of the invoices AND the US Postal system has a few thousand less bills to deliver so it may save on gas and emissions). It's a small step but it is a step in the right direction. There are lots of small things that we can all do to protect our environment and produce less waste - using "green" bags instead of plastic bags when shopping, reading newspapers online instead of getting the traditional kind on newsprint, buying used books instead of new, buying locally grown foods. Going green is also a good way to get creative and reuse things or repurpose them (turn an old T-shirt into a green bag or a pillow case!). Little steps can make a BIG difference. Give it a try and see what unique things you can do to save money and the environment. (How about getting an in-unit washer and dryer from us? Renting from AZUMA Leasing will help you save gas, release fewer emissions into the air and MONEY). Give us a call at 800/707-1188 if you would like to set up a delivery and get started on saving some "green"!
Until next time, keep it clean!!
Friday, February 5, 2010
Last week I mentioned how wonderful the weather had been here in Austin. No sooner had that blog been posted when we got a good soaking and some cold weather (well, cold by Texas standards. It was about mid-40's for a few days in a row - BRRRR!!). Today is the first day that it hasn't been raining cats and dogs. (Speaking of dogs, check out my buddy Rover at his Twitter page - http://twitter.com/AzumaRover). The cold, icky weather kept me indoors for a few days. Watched some TV, read some books, did some laundry. Not only do I work at AZUMA Leasing but I am also a customer! It was pretty nice to have the washer and dryer in my home and not have to worry about going to the laundromat in less than favorable weather. If you want to get a set for yourself, give AZUMA Leasing a call at 800/707-1188. We are more than happy to get you set up with a set of your own!
The Super Bowl is this weekend! YAY!! Time for friends and family to gather and watch some good, all-American football. The Super Bowl has almost become a national holiday of sorts. People plan for MONTHS on what they will serve, where they will gather and who will be invited. It's hard to believe that football season is now drawing to an end. What is one to do with all of those empty hours on a Sunday afternoon? Maybe that is the reason that football is primarily a fall/winter sport. If we sat around watching TV during the spring and summer, we wouldn't be outdoors appreciating the fantastic sunshine!
Lastly, if you get a chance, please visit my good friend DOMINIC at his Twitter page (http://twitter.com/AzumaRover). Today is his birthday and I know he would appreciate your well-wishes. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOMINIC!!!!
That's all for now! Until next time - keep it clean!