Win or Lose

April 24, 2017 While driving to work this morning, I was listening to my favorite talk radio and the announcer was going on and on about how and why the Oilers lost the first game of the 7 game series against the Sharks. Now I am the kind of person who is always skeptical about […]

Open or Closed

Feb. 13, 2017 “We are Open – Come on in!” 😀 or “We are closed ….. Go Away!!!” 😡 I often wonder what store employees think of the simple Open/Closed sign. If you are behind that sign I bet you are thinking that being closed is far better than being open……. Right?  Well, I am […]

Supporting Local Business

January 16, 2017 I have often wondered what supporting local business means to me and how it affects my life and day-to-day activity. Working here at Westmount has given me some insight on this subject. Time and time again the local guy is faced with customers that have quotes or pricing from the internet or […]

Tis the Season to Reflect

Dec. 22, 2016 I would like to take this opportunity as the last Blog of the year to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy and a Prosperous New Year!!! It has been a great year for Big B …being able to write a blog for Westmount has been one of my highlights working […]

Guest Blog: Falling Back on Time

November 14, 2016 On November 6 we fell back in time once again and gained a precious hour extra to sleep longer, play longer, and yes for some, even work longer. When I reflect on time, it seems to me there is never enough time in a day, week, month or year to get everything […]

Guest Blog: DFF: Design for the Future

Oct. 24, 2016 I had an idea I’d like to share. While cleaning my apartment, while watching my vacuum struggle with the carpeted stairs, I couldn’t help but curse at my younger self for not planning ahead and buying the better model vacuum. However, why would I have? I was young, struggling with the new […]

You Get What You Pay For

Sept. 26, 2016 Now here is a statement that we have all heard of. For as long as I can remember we still use this statement in our conversations with friends and colleagues at home and work in our day-to-day lives. Not to be confused with you pay before you get product. In my experience […]


July 25, 2016 Throughout our daily lives we all follow instructions of some sort. Instructions if read and used properly can make your task or build go very well. For some of us we think that instructions are just there for the pictures… yes it’s true we have all done that haven’t we? Some instructions […]

One Man’s Junk Is another Man’s Treasure

July 4, 2016 Have you ever heard this saying? It is an old one, dating back to who knows when. I did some looking into this phrase and found several different versions dating back as far as the 1700’s. Basically the statement to me means turn something negative into a positive. I use the philosophy […]


June 20, 2016 Having a long-term partner is a rare thing these days. I can remember in the past that partnerships generally lasted a lifetime or at least many years before you would split up. About the only thing I remember that was earth shattering to me back then was when big bands would split […]