6 Kilometers is the average distance people in the developing world walk for water – water that is often contaminated with life-threatening diseases.
Every $50 fundraised at the 2021 Global 6K For Water provides clean water that lasts for one person. In 2021, through the global 6K fundraising efforts, World Vision Canada will again fund clean water projects in the countries that need it most. We are so excited about this project and through the fundraising efforts of our Global 6K participants, we can make this possible! Now more than ever, clean water is essential to protect vulnerable children and families. When you support me you’ll help bring life-changing clean water to those who need it most.
I’m proud to be part of the River City Church team this year that is #6 in Canada for dollars raised! Way to go! Above is the route that I’ll be doing today for this cause.
So, I’m a sales guy for an IT distributor, and pre-COVID-19 my normal day included planning a day that involved leaving the house early, possibly stopping off at the office for an hour or two and then getting out to visit my customers (all resellers) for the day, helping close opportunities, strategize with them and of course some lunches, dinners and rounds of gold thrown in for good measure – you know…the normal thing a sales pro does to help customers.
Enter March 2020 and COVID-19 and we were all relegated to our homes, doing our job very efficiently I might add, not even missing a beat with our customers. Sure, business was impacted in various ways, but I thank God daily that our industry supplies key products and solutions in healthcare, transportation/ logistics, and manufacturing just to name a few and we were quite run off our feet trying to procure products during the spring.
Sure, no customer face-to-face visits, but everyone got on the video conference bandwagon pretty darn quickly to keep in touch with customers and suppliers. Again, our company adapted promptly, getting us the tools needed to be connected properly and securely from home. I found myself making more phone calls than emails as a way of staying personally connected.
I do have to say, I don’t miss the Toronto-area traffic for the day-to-day, but I’d take it to be able to regularly SEE my customers again, and would love to be able to do my week-long road trips again someday soon (eastern Ontario, northern Ontario, etc.). I thought it would be kind of fun to share home office space pictures…not sure I have much of a following yet on this site, but if you see this and are also working from home mostly, I’d love to see your workspace. I took last week off to repaint and do some organizing in mine since it seems I’m here for the foreseeable future…here is my space so far…
My view on most sunny days is great with the window just up to my left…today not so much (14 degrees and rainy). I figured if I’m sequestered in my basement to do my job, then it may as well be comfortable!
I still long for “normality” and the ability to get out on the road, but with phase 2 in full swing here in Ontario that seems like a bit of a dream at the moment…
Today was another great day to get out and walk. It was about 12-13 degrees, breezy and sunny. Perfect outdoor activity weather in my opinion. We’re coming up to our Canadian Thanksgiving weekend this weekend, and weather looks great – hopefully getting into the twenties (Celsius), so hoping to get the bike out for one more good ride this Saturday, before the trainer tire gets installed and it gets hooked up to that for the next 5-6 months.
Today on my walk over lunch, I was impressed with the “punchy” colours when the sun peeked through the clouds. Cool 14 degrees (Celsius) but a beeeeee-eautiful fall day! And this wasn’t with my camera – just my Samsung Galaxy Note 10+…