Sunday, December 06, 2020

Miller Valley pic of the day

The Miller Valley pic of the day is pretty straightforward. There's a light snow here today so I just wanted to take a picture that adequately captured that . This seemed like a good one, it shows the wet pavement, and off in the background you can see snow on the grass next to the olden Plank Road Brewery attraction.

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Miller Valley Pic of the Day

Miller Valley pic of the was chosen based on lighting. I love that sunrise over the brewhouse! I had tried a shot from just below yesterday's location on the Wisconsin Ave bridge, and it was just too dark.

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Miller Valley picture of the day

Miller Valley pic of the day – I got a lot of good shots today but I really like this one the most, even though the brewery was so far off in the distance. It really gives a rural feel to a place that's so deep inside the city. I also like the way those three tracks are splitting off in two directions.

Monday, November 30, 2020

Brewery Pic of the Day

Today's Miller Valley pic of the day was a challenge to get. I didn't have gloves or an adequate coat to be out in the cold long enough to agonize over getting a good shot. Which makes me wonder, should I include the weather with my post? That way we can look back at the pic and also know that details behind that cloudy day we're looking at?

High / Low: 34°/25°
Wind: 15 mph
Humidity: 57%
Dew Point: 17°
Pressure: 30.06 in
UV Index: 0 of 10
Visibility: 10 mi

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Brewery Pic of the Day

Beautiful sunrise for my brewery pic of the day. (I say pic of the day, but I mean that loosely, this is something I've been meaning to do for a while but it always seems to get pushed aside. I'm going to start trying to get a picture more regularly of Miller Valley)

Monday, October 26, 2020

Finance Essentials for Small Business and a Personal Experience


I enjoy volunteering for a variety of organizations. In the past, I've volunteered time to the East Troy Railroad Museum, Helenville Fire Department, Milwaukee Astronomical Society, Milwaukee Makerspace, Beer Baron's of Milwaukee, and other related organizations. Often times, there is a call for people to volunteer as treasurer at these organizations. I've wanted to step up and fill this need, but I'm apprehensive about my accounting skills.

In the past, I attempted to start my own business. It was a failure. It's demise was a combination of poor planning and a total lack of bookkeeping. With this failure always in the back of my mind, how can I step forward and volunteer to be a treasurer? Although I'm good at math, I suck at accounting.  It's time to do something about this gap in my skills. I'm taking the Become a Bookkeeper series on LinkedIn Learning. I just completed the course on "Finance Essentials for Small Business" and passed the test earning me a certification from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy  How valuable this certification is, I don't know. But I do know that I learned a lot from this course and I'm looking forward to the next one entitled "Running a Profitable Business: Understanding Cash Flow."  

On a personal note, this course has made me feel a lot better about my previous failure as a roofing contractor. The mistakes I made, are quite common to new businesses.