Our Future New Home - The OPO
Exciting things are happening at NGL Connection and we want to share some important news with you! We have found a new home, the historic Old Post Office building. It's far from ready for us to move into. We will have to restore it back to its natural beauty and make it up to building code. For now, 933 Main Street will continue to be our present home and changes will probably not start for another year or so.
A little history about the Old Post Office. Construction began in 1898 and it was completed in 1904. The main floor was used as the Post Office. The second floor held the grand jury courtroom along with the Sheriff's Department from 1910 to 1915. The third floor was used for other offices. The OPO (Old Post Office) is a beautiful building and a great monument that represents the heart and history of Evanston, Wyoming.
National Heart Awareness Month
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US. Here are 12 helpful tips to help keep your heart healthy.
1. Walk briskly for 10 min
2. Dance to three songs
3. Play a sport
4. Park farther away
5. Take a bike ride
6. Take the stairs
7. Go swimming
8. Eat less sodium
9. Eat more fruits and vegetables
10. Drink more water
11. Sleep 7-8 hours a day
12. Mediate and indulge in some relaxation
In 2016, the year that I started working at NGL Connection is when I realized that if I wanted to make changes I had to make a whole lifestyle change. My Manager had asked me if I wanted to participate and help organize a Wellness Program for our workplace. That was the start of what we have today.
Walking is a great way for us to get out of the office. In the summer we gather up a group and go on our morning and afternoon walks for at least 15 to 30 minutes a day. This year we even tried the 'no excuses' motto and walked in the snow with freezing weather. In the end, we get a good sense of accomplishment knowing that we got up and were active that day.
The health of your computer is important too and regular check-ups can save you time and money. For the entire month of February and in honor of National Heart Awareness Month we are offering a FREE Computer Diagnostic (a $40 value).
For more information about Computer Services call our office at (307) 288-5491 or visit our page at www.nglconnection.com.
Who doesn't love a good bottle of wine? I know I do! The Wyoming Community Foundation hosted the Round-About-Wine event which was held at the Roundhouse here in Evanston, Wyoming. Thanks to a co-worker that invited me to go I was able to experience my very first wine tasting event. I recommend you to try it at least once, especially if you are wine a fanatic (like a few of us here at NGL).
Scotty's Bits and Bytes
One of the most popular resolutions we make for the new year, and one I know I’ve made, is to lead a healthier lifestyle. We aim to eat better, sleep better, and shrug off those bad habits that we find ourselves immersed into. Our bodies are not the only thing we need to keep healthy but our devices as well. Once they start failing we can lose vital information and resources.
Are you asking yourself “how do I keep my device healthy?" Many do. Luckily, it’s just like making better choices for yourself, if not easier.
Ever had a day of nothing but junk and fast food? I shouldn’t admit it but I have. It causes your body to clog up, blood flow can be affected and overall makes us sick and can steal our energy and health. The same thing can happen to your computers and phones! When you open them to bad web links, spam from your email it lets in viruses and other malicious software. What’s even worse, if you’re not careful, it can happen in hours, not days. It starts by slowing down and gradually becomes unresponsive. In many cases, if not treated it will eventually lock up and crash entirely.
What about waking up after a poor night’s sleep? I have sleep apnea, waking up more times than I would like groggy and hard to move (let’s not forget grumpy). Just because your devices aren’t human doesn’t mean we can’t and shouldn’t give them a good night’s rest. Those devices all have moving parts within them, and if they run endlessly they will begin to break down. I don’t know if you’ve ever had a “grumpy” computer, but they are stubborn and difficult to work with.
Just because its February doesn’t mean its time to move on from our resolutions. Screwed up a couple times? Good, its how we grow. Get back in the arena and keep going, 2019 is just getting started and we’re ready to help. Remember, you aren’t the only one you need to account for. For every salad you eat, make sure to stay safe online and for every week you sleep soundly give your computer a night to cool down. Remember, a healthy device means a healthy life.