HI, I’m Jeff Connell, and I appreciate you taking the time to check out my page here on the website. I’m proud to call the Treasure Valley Home having moved here a little over three years ago. I live in Meridian with my 8 year-old son. Life has been an adventure in the last few years I went through a divorce after a 13 year marriage, so I’ve been navigating a life reboot. It’s been a lot of growth, some lessons learned along the way, and some really “unique” dating experiences. I grew up in Seattle, so I still cheer for the Mariners and Seahawks, and my son and I have adopted both the Portland Trailblazers and Utah Jazz for basketball. We’re still holding out hope Boise will get another basketball team to play. In my downtime, I love to travel, grab my camera and take pictures, and do some “adventures” with my kiddo. I made it to Australia last year which was one of those bucket list trips. I���m hoping to add another stamp to the passport sometime soon, and am committed to camping in our amazing Idaho outdoors this summer.
Running Behind on Filing Your Taxes? You’ve Got Until July 15th
With April 15th, the traditional "Tax Day" less than a month away, many who owed were feeling stress with the current economic uncertainties. Now, the government has extended the deadline to July.
A Challenge to Tip Generously if You Can
There is no question, things are going to be different for the time being with COVID-19 affecting how we eat out and spend time at restaurants. Have you thought about leaving a big tip?
The Crazy Feeling of Being the Only Person in the Airport
It was a haunting feeling as I picked up my rental car at Boise Airport yesterday. I was the only one walking through the baggage claim area, and it's never felt more empty.
I Found a Secret Stash of This Most Valuable Commodity
For a lot of us, tracking down toilet paper has been a priority and a near impossibility. I haven't found anything good in stores (though I've looked), but I found a few extra roles yesterday.
Bogus Basin & Brundage Announce Closures as of Tomorrow
As preparations and precautions for COVID-19 and the Coronavirus continue, businesses are making decisions about remaining open. Bogus and Brundage have both decided to close.
With the TP Shortage, do You Watch How Much You Use?
We've been hearing and for most of us experiencing the toilet paper shortage that's become status-quo here in the Treasure Valley and across the country, but has it changed you?
Starting Some New Habits at the New House
I just moved into my new house over the last two weekends, and one of the commitments I've made to myself is to use the occasion to reset my tendency to eat out, and cook more at home.
I Did Something Crazy: I Deleted my Dating Apps
There's an empty corner of my phone where just a few days ago there was a folder called "Apps of Despair." I did something a little bit crazy. I deleted my dating apps.
I Completed my Census Forms and it Was Crazy Easy
There has been a lot of talk over the last few months leading up the 2020 Census. I got my forms in the mail last last week, and completed it online. It was crazy easy.
West Ada Schools Reverse Decision to Remain Open: Close Tomorrow
Parents of West Ada schools were informed earlier today that the district intended to be open tomorrow and planned for this week. That has changed and they will be closed through Spring Break.