BY the time I hired JB I has given up all hope of controlling
my environment. I had a list, then many lists, and now I am looking for more
JB is extremely patient and supportive as she helps
me sort out what needs to be done and how it would be best accomplished. She
has a wide range of skills; carpentry, sewing, earthquake preparation, gardening
and a general willingness to problem solve. She also helped me organized my
computer, iPhone and iPad and fix the many kinks in the system.
JB came on time and was always very professional
as we worked together. She is a joy to work with. ~ Karen W., Oakland
JB helped me clean out and organize more than 30 years worth of clothing, books, papers,
toys, electronic equipment, and just plain junk. My husband died earlier this year; my child left home
years ago; and I needed to rid my house of the accumulations of all three of us dedicated packrats. [She]
was able to sort through items that I wanted to discard and cull everything that was of any value. She
sold and donated toys, books, camera equipment, clothing, left over medical equipment and health care
supplies, organized and culled mountains of paperwork, and arranged inexpensive pickup of large items.
She recycled all leftover items that could be recycled.
JB maintained close communication with me throughout, and I found JB to be very clear and organized about
what needed to be done. She very effectively counseled me (which I needed!) when I was unsure about getting
rid of items -- without being bullying, judgmental, or asking a second time. JB is a listener. Apart
from the clearing out, JB conducted research and recommended businesses and donation places for dealing
with repairs, collections, etc. In addition, JB is very technically savvy and dealt with problems with
telephones, computers, and other electronic equipment.
For those of you needing to clean out a home or apartment,
or just feeling overwhelmed by your stuff, I recommend that you hire JB. She
made the process possible for me. ~ Madeline K., Kensington
I’ve recently subscribed to online computer consulting at JB’s DRAGA Design (www.barenose.com)
and couldn’t be happier with this service. With a phone call and my permission, JB is able to access
my computer on line. As I watch her move things on my computer screen, she makes quick fixes or teaches
me that piece of technical information I’ve yet to learn or have forgotten. This service, for an affordable
$250 a year, has enabled me to keep going when I suddenly get stuck, and to keep learning exactly what
I need to know, when I need to know it.
Add to this JB’s people skills, and you have wonderful
support. ~Cathy Cade: Photography & Personal Histories. www.CathyCade.com
I have availed myself of JB's computer expertise for
two projects: one to create a major inventory with text and pictures, the second
one to set up a new iMac desktop computer and transfer PC files to the new Mac.
In each case she showed competence, creativity, patience, and professional expertise.
She approaches her projects calmly and confidently, putting a less confident
client at ease.~ Monica C., Montclair
when i called JB in a panic on the first day with my laptop, despite my
obvious franticness JB remained calm, and managed to calm me down with her words and her tone. first
JB made sure she understood the problem clearly, and then offered an elegant solution which seemed
too simple to believe. JB asked that once i try her solution i call her to confirm that the problem
had been solved. of course, the problem was solved, and i called to thank her effusively, not just
for solving the problem, but for being so kind and calm.
i feel quite fortunate that JB is there to call on in the future when
problems arise with my new laptop. ~ elana
levy, berkeley, CA
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my website and I am very happy about it. JB is conscientious, creative, talented and patient. She
answered my innumerable questions, made great suggestions and worked with me until my ideas became
computer literate. I appreciate her computer knowledge and artistic sense, and I recommend her to
my friends. Thanks JB ~ Cheryl Schwartz,
|| Your website for the film “Audre
Lorde-The Berlin Years” is getting enthusiastic responses! People from the US and from Germany
tell me they think it is great and they find it a clear, creative, sensitive, artistic piece of work.
Thank you so much for your engagement – and for your patience with my repeated request for changes
in the text! ~ Dagmar Schultz, Berlin
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