Some days you’re the Steamroller

Other days you’re the pavement. Trust me this is not a decision that you want to put off till the end of the day. Just decide at the start of your day that you’re the steamroller and the rest of your day will go much better. images



Ps- Not every blog post will be a sales pitch for mortgages, cause I am not that kind of guy. I want to entertain and inform and occasional provide mortgage information.… Read more

Remember to breathe

You ever have one of those days where one thing happens then another, and all of a sudden it’s 4 o’clock. Well today was one of those days. Between another freak snow storm to start the day, to driving the kids to school, to power outages,  to broken wi-fi routers  and conference calls it’s now 4pm.

But we all have days like this so we have to remember to just slow down and breathe. We might think that we get more done if we rush but actually they just end up getting done half assed.

Here’s to making tomorrow better and more memorable. Going to hug my kids and forget about it.


Pat… Read more

Dear Dad Letter

I saw this on a website today and could not resist putting it here. 


A father passing by his son’s bedroom, was astonished to see the bed
was nicely made, and that everything was picked up and tidy.
Then, he saw an envelope, propped up prominently on the pillow. It was addressed,


With the worst premonition, he opened the envelope and read the
letter, with trembling hands.

Dear Dad,

It is with great regret and sorrow that I’m writing to you. I had to
elope with my new girlfriend, because I wanted to avoid a scene with
Mum and you.

I’ve been finding real passion with Stacy, and she is so nice, but I
knew you would not approve of her, because of all her piercings’,
tattoos, her tight Motorcycle clothes, and because she is so much
older than … Read more

Urgent Coder needed!

I am looking for a coder with the ability to take an existing desktop application and make it a web based application. You must have superior level skill in database development and deployment. Also knowledge of Excel at the expert level is required. 

Here are the details; 

I will only accept developers who are willing to work on a Joint Venture basis. Success on this project will result in compensation far exceeding your normal rate. For those interested please surf over to my company web site and send me your coordinates and examples of your recent work in this field. So my spam filter does not block you put “ Coder for Craigburn” in the subject line.



Pat Sawler

 … Read more

My Favorite Things

These are a few of my favorite things in no particular order.

My wife and I had a 2001 Subaru Forester Ltd, by the time we were forced to trade it in, it had over 175K KM, the only money we had to spend on it were for tires, brakes and oil. You see we had to move to a vechile that could handle 3 children’s car seats. It was fine for our twin girls but when our son arrived we could not fit 3 car seats in the back seat so we had to move to a mini van.

So if you want a nice reliable car, one that also comes with the safety and beauty of all wheel drive, then surf on over to and check one out.

People always say the grass is greener on the … Read more