Here we are in 2016! At Texas811, we’re starting the year off with a bang – here’s a link to a video from the Dallas Business Journal profiling Texas811 and President Mike Losawyer.
The Dallas Business Journal was founded in 1977 and is the leading source for local business news, research, and events in the DFW area.
Of course, the new year is a time when we all make resolutions, and as we go into 2016, all of us at Texas811 want you to please remember to reach out to 811 BEFORE you dig! The call is free, and the subsequent locating of underground utilities is also free – and believe me, free is a LOT less expensive (and much less dangerous) than hitting a buried gas or other utility line.
Unless you’re hiding your Superman X-ray vision from the rest of us, you have no idea what’s down there until you get it located. The Common Ground Alliance estimates that there is more than one football field’s length of buried utilities for every man, woman and child in the United States. That’s over 100 billion feet of underground utilities.
Don’t take a chance. Call 811 first!
Changing gears, it’s time to go out on a ledge here. This Christmas I received a FitBit HR as a gift. If you’re not familiar with what a FitBit is, here’s a link: https://www.fitbit.com/chargehr
It’s snugly fastened to my left wrist as I’m writing this blog. And it’s going to stay snugly fastened to my left wrist as I work toward my goal in 2016: losing 30 pounds.
I said it. I’m going to lose 30 pounds this year. At Texas811 we’re fortunate to have a clinic at one end of the building, and a fitness center at the other. I went down to the clinic this morning and weighed in at 219. I’m just over six feet tall. When I write the last blog of 2016, I want to weigh 190.
This is a big goal, and I’m putting it all out there for you to see. I’ll do a weekly weight check every Monday morning, and I invite anyone else to come along for the ride. You don’t have to post, of course, but I will – and you know it will be true because you read it on the internet!
Until next week, safe digging!