Potted Garden Update

Potted Garden Update

I’m very excited that I seem to have figured out how to keep our Bearss lime tree happy and fruitful. Last year I ended up with only two limes on the entire plant. This year it looks like it will be closer to 20. Here’s one standout, to the left, and you...
FireSpike LLC – 20 Year Anniversary

FireSpike LLC – 20 Year Anniversary

We frequently ask our clients to fill out a questionnaire so we can include them as a success story in our monthly newsletter.This month, for our 20th Anniversary in business, it felt appropriate to have me answer the questions and to share about our own...
Behind the Curtain : An Exciting June

Behind the Curtain : An Exciting June

So many plans were cancelled last year, and that included our trip to the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Fortunately we were able to postpone, and Brian and I finally were able to take that trip early this month.Kauai is a stunningly beautiful place, and has suffered so...
Behind the Curtain: Twenty Years Ago Home

Behind the Curtain: Twenty Years Ago Home

Twenty years ago (the same year that I started FireSpike), Brian and I were living in our first “owned” home at 11414 Galleria Drive in Tampa, Florida. It is a townhouse neighborhood, and our home was on the end of one of the buildings. Each unit in one of the...
New Master Bedroom in the Floating Home

New Master Bedroom in the Floating Home

by Arthur Breur When we moved into our floating home in 2017, the upstairs was very much like a loft: the master bedroom and the living area were connected over the top of the master bathroom. We always joked that the original master bath was like a Las Vegas hotel...
The World Is Going Mobile

The World Is Going Mobile

Mobile-First Indexing It is pretty obvious nowadays that people are using their phones to search for things on the Internet more than they are using laptops or desktop computers. Google and other search engines have taken this fact into consideration, and now give...
2020 Year in Review

2020 Year in Review

Remember the beginning of 2020? Didn’t it seem to be pretty much like any other year?And when the Coronavirus news started, it seemed like it would be the same as other virus scares of the past: SARS was scary, H1N1 was scary, and Ebola was probably the scariest of...

Website Speed Reporting

You know the feeling: you’re using a company’s website and just waiting forever for a page to load. You hate it when it happens to you—and your customers hate it when it happens to them. Even more, Google uses site speed as a factor when deciding on a web...
Thankful

Thankful

It is traditional this time of year to share what we are thankful for, and two of the things I am constantly thankful for are FireSpike’s talented team and for our amazing clients. I honestly feel that our family of customers is a remarkable set of people and...