Okay, so I may be a virtual assistant, but I actually leave my office on occasion and get out and see a bit of this beautiful country. Even though I drive an economy car, I am extremely aware of the price of fuel these days and recently received a few tips about fueling up from my significant other who is a mechanic.

1) Make sure your vehicle is properly maintained: tuned up, clean air filter, and proper tire inflation.

2) Pump in the morning when the ground is coolest. The gas is more dense when it is cool and you’ll get more gas in your tank. Gas expands when it is warm so you’ll actually get less when it is warmer.

3) Fill up when your tank is half full – not on empty. There will be less space for the fuel to evaporate if the tank is half full.

4) Fuel up slowly. If you fully squeeze the trigger and pump fast, it creates more vapors which are sucked up back into the underground storage tanks! That’s why all of the filling stations have the fuel vapor recovery hoses.

5) Don’t fill up when the tanker is delivering gas. It stirs up all the sediment in the bottom of the storage tanks and it will go directly into your tank.

Hope you find these tips helpful.

Best to you,

Jan

Times Are Tough

May 12, 2008

It is difficult to be a business owner and make some of those unfortunate and uncomfortable decisions when the budget gets tight. Regrettably, it seems as though we are dealing with that situation more and more these days. Often times those positions cut from the budget are administrative. Having been in administrative positions for many years in the non-virtual world (although my position was never eliminated), I have seen the consequences of management losing their “right-hand” person and it isn’t pretty.

Luckily, we have a fabulous solution for this situation today. Hire a virtual assistant! You/your company will save money because you only pay for the actual time spent on your tasks. Interested? Contact me today to discuss the ways EVA – Electronic Virtual Assistant can collaborate with you on your next project and/or every day undertakings. Everything from word processing to web design – let EVA take the load off of your shoulders so you have the time and ability to concentrate on the components most important to you – business or pleasure.

Best to you,

Jan