Crazy Busy Business Season/Tech Challenged

As is my habit, long time no blog! Now I’m playing catch up 😉 May to October annually for the past few years I change my focus to our retail businesses but finally it’s time to blog again! So let me catch you up on our Crazy Busy Business Season and my world of being Tech Challenged!

On our return to the mountain earlier this year, I was given the privilege by the Idaho City Chamber of Commerce, of which I am a board member, to do the scholarship presentations from the organization to the students at the graduation ceremonies at the Idaho City High School.

It is a great honor to get to know these students in this small town and I was fortunate enough to work with a couple of the graduates last year with Chamber activities and even luckier yet to be able to make an offer to the prospective seniors and the graduates for employment this Summer.

With my work on this blog, which has been living at and now also resides at, I have discovered the reality of my age and the challenges that my lack of ease with technology can present.

Therefore, I reached out to one of the administrators at the school for some recommendations of students who might be interested in taking on a position with me to help me build the online retail site for our shop, BoCo Collectibles. I was given a few names and one graduate in particular stood out. After some contact via email I made arrangements for a one on one interview. I needed this young adult’s assistance but I also wanted to offer the opportunity to build a portfolio and a resume to someone who would be pursuing a career in technology. Happily, we were able to come to an agreement for Jason Carignan to take on the project of building the store website. We set our goals for both launch deadline and monetary expenditures that were agreeable to both of us.

On a weekly basis, Jason and I communicated both in person and via email to build the Collectibles site. I am proud to “soft” launch it and my online retail presence partnered up with my blog, The Inquisitive Scorpion’s Tale. Jason will continue to consult on the site from a distance while he attends University of California – Irvine. This has proven to be a great partnership and over and above that is the fact that I had the pleasure of getting to know this young man and hopefully #makeadifference in his future endeavors. Jason and I hope that you find the new site pleasing. If there are any suggestions you have don’t hesitate to share them with us via our Contact page on this site! We are definitely novices together but working our way to a viable project. This picture of Jason (with the Picasso that hangs in our gallery) gives me a good laugh at the learning stages of photography which he has tackled as well while we work to build a retail presence on the web.