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Romney supporters – Hilarious Craig’s List Ad

Fifty-year old manure spreader. Not sure of brand. Said to have been produced in Kenya.  Used for a few years in Indonesia before being smuggled into the US via Hawaii.  Of questionable pedigree. Does not appear to have ever been worked …hard. Apparently, it was pampered by various owners over the years. It doesn’t work very often, but when it does
it can sling shit for amazing distances. I am hoping to retire the manure spreader this November.
I really don’t want it hanging around getting in the way. I would prefer a foreign buyer to relocate the manure spreader out of the country. I would be willing to trade it for a free gutter cleaning  or a nicely framed copy
of the United States Constitution.
Location: Currently being stored in a big white house in Washington, D.C.

DIY Gutter Cleaning? Why Risk it?

If you are like most homeowners, you hate the thought of having to clean your gutters!  There is no doubt about it, gutter cleaning is difficult, it consumes way too much time, and it is actually quite dangerous if you dont have the right equipment and tools. Cleaning gutters often involves hanging out of windows or off of roofs, working on high ladders, and running into several unknown Hornet or Yellow Jacket nests. According to statistics, last year in Roanoke, gutter cleaning was one of the top causes of major injury of homeowners performing regular home maintenance and improvement.  Why Risk it? Call a professional and let them take the risk so you don’t have to!


Gutter Cleaning, Roanoke VA, by Larry Puckett

The Importance of Regular Gutter Cleaning

by Larry Puckett of Roanoke Window Cleaning, Roanoke, VA

PLEASE!……DO NOT procrastinate on having your gutters cleaned!  Gutters play an important role in helping your home to provide protection from the elements. A home’s gutters help to keep the facia board from getting wet and eventually rotting.  If the fascia board gets saturated and rots, this will allow water to backup into your ceiling and walls, potentially causing thousands of dollars worth of damage.  Regularly scheduled, spring and Fall gutter cleaning and periodic downspout cleaning and inspection can help to prevent this. When your gutters and downspouts are NOT clogged and are working properly, their purpose is to divert heavy rain fall from coming straight off the roof (a wall of water) and ruining your plants and shrubs as well as causing the erosion of your expensive customized landscaping. 


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Window Cleaning after Bird Attacks!

Over the years I’ve seen a few bird hit windows with an image so cool you almost hate to clean it.
Always assumed it was dirt, but this BBC article says bird silhouettes are left by the bird’s “powder down” – a substance protecting growing feathers.
And here’s a photo gallery
Gary Mauer
Window Cleaning Network
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin


A Window Cleaner’s Prayer

        Oh, God, when I have food,

help me to remember the hungry;

       when I have windows to clean, help me

to remember the jobless;

       when I have a warm home,

help me to remember the homeless;

       when I am with out pain,

help me to remember those that suffer;

       and remembering, help me

       to destroy my complacency

       and bestir my compassion.

Make me concerned enough

       to help, by word and deed,

       those who cry out

for what I take for granted.



When I look back… it seems to me, that all the grief that had to be… left me, when the pain was o’er, stronger that I was before!


“Best” Window Cleaning, Roanoke VA


Roanoke Window Cleaning by Larry Puckett was, once again, voted #1 in the “Best” of Roanoke,VA Window Cleaning Category, according to  From all the window cleaning companies in the Roanoke Valley, you picked US!  We are humbled and honored, and we truly appreciate YOU….our wonderful customers!

“I love cleaning windows!”  It gives me an unbelievable feeling of satisfaction to see the happy faces of homeowners when they come home to see their clean, sparkling windows and chandeliers. Thank You Roanoke, VA, for allowing me the opportunity to earn a living, while doing what I enjoy, in one of the most beautiful cities in the United States.

Larry G. Puckett Jr.


Why YOUR Business MUST “Facebook”

Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the last several weeks, you may have noticed that Facebookhas made some major changes to it’s business “pages”. As I started to read through the new changes, Iremember breathing a sigh of relief and feeling an ever-growing smile working its way across my face.”This is it”, I said, and I started pondering all the new ways to utilize my “new” FB page.

Many social and business networks, including Merchant Circle, have been allowing you to easily connectyour account to Twitter and Facebook for some time now. I, personally, always jumped at the chance toconnect any of my social networks to Twitter but was always a little leary of connecting any of them to my Facebook account. twitter has always seemed more professional and business-like. I could do business and interact with other companies and individuals using my business name only and didnt have to mix in my personal accounts. This was always comforting for me, so I never really hesitated to connect my other accounts with Twitter.

Facebook, on the other hand, was another story. Until recently, I have always looked at Facebook as oneof my little “guilty” pleasures in life. It was, and still is, a place that I could go and reminisce about old times with past High School and College buddies. Maybe even check out a nastalgic picture of an Ole’ Flame(aka stalking). I started reasoning that, In my personal life, I do not co-mingle my business and personal checking accounts and I try not to mix too much business with pleasure, so why would I EVER mix my business connections with my Facebook (personal) page? Yes, I know, I had a business “page” on Facebook but everytime someone would “like” or “fan” my page, I would have to log into my personal FB account and then go “search” for their business, just so I could reciprocate the “like”. This was not only way too much trouble, but it also showed my personal profile picture(my two beautiful little daughters) on someone else’s business page.             

                                    With this new Wave of Updates, you can now:

- Showcase 5 of your most impressive photos across the top of your page!

- TAG photos using your Business “Page Name”

- Have the ability to interact with other business “pages” or individuals, as “Your Page name”

- You can “like” or “fan” others pages from your “page”

- You can have Other Page’s News, ideas, & activities showup in your Pages’s newsfeed.

- Get notified when your Fans interact with you and your page.

- You also have the ability to switch back and forth from “page” to personal status, without having to leave the page you’re on. This allows you to make “comments” as “yourself” or as “your page”.


BOTTOM LINE: Facebook has obviously come a long way from the old “College Dorm” network and this new Waveof changes to it’s business pages is unbelievably more advantageous to business then the old “pages” were.  This is also great news for sites like Merchant Circle! Facebook has taken major steps to give business owners new reasons to go ahead and connect their FB accounts with their other social and business network accounts, allowing more Merchant Circle exposure to all future Merchants.

Way to Go Facebook!

If you would like to see how I have used the new changes to develop  the Facebook Page of Roanoke Window Cleaning, Roanoke VA, by Larry G. Puckett Jr., please visit us  andlet us know if you “like” the new page. Your comments and feedback are appreciated and We would be happy to do the same for your Facebook page.

Always at Your Service,

Larry Puckett

Roanoke Window Cleaning
by Larry Puckett


How to be a “Difference Maker” on Merchant Circle

What makes a person successful? As the owner of Roanoke Window Cleaning, Roanoke VA, I can tell you that the answer is, without a doubt, relative to each individuals expectations. the exact same outcome for two separate people may produce the same results and the first may interpret his outcome as a “success” while the other may think of his outcome as a “total failure”. For example, my daily goal on Merchant Circle may be to answer several questions, to connect with 20 new merchants, and to update my daily status. While I may consider that a very fruitful daily undertaking, MC superstars such as Ken (MC-Guru) and Gypsie, of MC folklore, would probably consider these daily stats to be woefully inadequate. Regardless of how an individual perceives his or her success in life, it is usually obvious, to those in the real world, whether that person is a success or a failure. It is usually pretty straight forward….OR is it? Success is really just OUR OWN perception of other individuals and it is different for each of us.

As I stop to reflect and ponder this “success” puzzler, I think of all the people, in my life, that I personally consider successful and the many different traits that make me think of them as so. I kept wondering, “What is the common denominator of all these different character traits, attitudes, and values? Then it hit me like a cement-filled water balloon! All of these people where very successful, but it was the rare few, among them, that also made ME feel important and successful that made them stand out from the rest. These EXTRA-Ordinary individuals are the world’s Doers, the helpers, the “DIFFERENCE MAKERS”! Are you a difference Maker? Lets find out!

I have tried to narrow it down to, what I believe are, FIVE(5) characteristics that are most common among these rare, unique individuals. They are as follows:

ALL “Difference Makers” must:

1. have INITIATIVE – they are the ultimate self-motivated, self-starting individuals who believe that procrastination is a “four letter word”. They work with a tireless energy that is contagious to anyone who comes in contact with them.

ON MERCHANT CIRCLE, you will find these self-starters heeding the advice of the Community Leaders and taking these new “hints and tips” and crafting their pages to absoulute perfection!( Within the TOS…Of Course!)

2. be VISIONARY – These are the “outside the box” thinkers. They not only see what others see, they also look beyond the obvious to find new ideas and ways to do things better.

All of us on MERCHANT CIRCLE know who these merchants are! They are the ones who spend the time to create thousands of backlinks to a site that is probably already #1 on most search engine rankings ALREADY!

3. have a sense of TEAMWORK – You can always find these individuals aggressively recruiting the involvement of other to the task. You will also find them providing adequate encouragement and support to their recruits. They are usually great fathers or mothers and/or an employer of others.

Think, for a second, about your time on MERCHANT CIRCLE. Can you not remember the merchants who genuinely helped you on your page, providing continual encouragement and support? Of Course you Can!! We all know who these “angels” of Merchant Circle are….THESE few people are the ONES that I have been referring to.

4. be DISCIPLINED – You will see these “winners” constantly preparing and planning for their future success. Self-doubt and the chance of failure, NEVER enter their minds! They have invested way too much of their own, proverbial, “blood, sweat, and tears” to allow “failure” to even be an option! They also “model” their great character, regardless of the Odds.

On MERCHANT CIRCLE, it takes discipline just to maintain the very “basic” successful page. So, when you come across the occasional MC page with thousands of monthly visitors, thousands of merchant connections, and thousands of questions answered, STOP what you’re doing, STAND UP from your chair, and give that person a enthusiastic round of applause. You can also take comfort in knowing that these impressive stats did not accrue by accident… took discipline!

5. be CONFIDENT – These are the “Quarterbacks” of their respective “Teams”. Each of us know of certain people who always keep there cool even when everyone else in the company, family, group, etc., is losing “theirs”! These individuals represent Security, faithfulness, and determination, to those around them.

Check out the MERCHANT CIRCLE Forums. You will find these “leaders” consistantly helping new merchants by offering encouraging words and advice on how to get everything up and running smoothly. They are concerned ONLY with helping others and their confidence allows them to do so without reserve! The Great Zig Ziglar says it best, “You can have anything in life you want, if you help enough other people get what THEY want”.

I wondered what a small percentage of our population was made up these rare individuals? Then I realized WHY calculation of this percentage would be impossible to figure out. The true “Difference Makers” of the world have no interest in stopping to be “counted”or “calculated”, they are too busy enjoying their lives and “making a difference” in other people’s lives! Most of these truly joyful individuals, probably don’t realize just how rare and unique they really are!

Mr. Dicky Fox(character from the Movie Jerry Maguire) once said:

“Hey, I don’t have all the answers. In life, to be honest, I failed as much as I have succeeded. But I love my wife. I love my life. And I wish you MY kind of success.” I think Mr. Fox was too busy to realize that HE was a “Difference Maker”!

Have a Wonderful Day, Keep Smiling, and I welcome your feedback on Life’s “Difference Makers”.

Always At Your Service,

Larry Puckett

Roanoke Window Cleaning
by Larry Puckett
Roanoke, VA

“Window Cleaning in Roanoke, VA for over 20 years!”



Welcome to the Window Cleaning Blog of Roanoke Window Cleaning, Roanoke VA by Larry Puckett. We provide professional Window Cleaning, Gutter Cleaning, Blind Cleaning, and Pressure Washing to Roanoke VA. We have been providing our World-Class customer service to the Roanoke Valley for over 20 years!