Patricia's blog

Meet Bob

The welcoming voice on the phone or face you see when you come into our Quail Creek Self Storage office belongs to our manager, Bob Chapman.

Bob is a life-long resident of the area, having spent all his life in Moore, OK.  After graduation from Moore High School, Bob joined UPS, where he worked for 24 years – first as a helper, then a delivery driver, then a driver of the 18-wheeler delivery vans.

After leaving UPS, he worked at Hertz Corporation for four years in quality control.

Spring Forward

After a dreary winter, spring and summer are always welcome.  We set the clocks ahead one hour, so – after we lose that hour’s sleep – we enjoy more time in the evening after work for outside activities.  Walking, bicycle riding, or just some chores that seem easier to do when the sun is up than in the dark.

New Beginnings

Happy New Year and congratulations on surviving the holidays!  This is the time we start things anew and resolve to make this year a better one than last.

Deck the Halls

Thanksgiving is in the rearview mirror and we are speeding toward Christmas.  First item on the holiday agenda is to “festive up” your house.  Nothing will get you into the Christmas spirit like transforming your home into that winter wonderland.  To begin, de-clutter the living room and all areas where you are going to decorate – so there’s room for the tree and all your other holiday accessories.

We Gather Together

"We gather together" is the beginning of one of my favorite hymns.  It's about Thanksgiving, which is fast approaching.  It's a time for family and friends to enjoy one another's company (hopefully!) and feast on delicious food.  It has been described as the easiest holiday, because you don't have to worry about shopping for gifts.  Eating is the main focus.

The Forbidden Room

Lots of people have in their home or apartment what I call the “forbidden room.” It’s that extra bedroom, not in use as a guest room, where you store all the treasures you don’t have space to put elsewhere in your home. Too good to throw away, but no place for it at this time.

It could be extra clothes, lamps or other accessories, dishes, Christmas decorations, maybe that treadmill that you were going to use faithfully, extra furniture, fishing or other sports equipment.

The Eternal Dilemma

How many times has this happened to you? Your house is loaded with stuff that you are not using, but it is too good to throw away. Could be decorative accessories that you no longer have a space for, clothes from a former era (or weight!), an extra set of china – maybe incomplete, odd or partial sets of drinking glasses, kitchen utensils or serving pieces, sheets, blankets or other bedding, old sports equipment.