Thursday, June 7, 2007

"Press eight if all other options are untenable...."

Great day! The stars are in alignment regarding all official documents. FINALLY got the word that I have the "go" on the occupancy permit. Now off to zoning for a sign. After breaking the codes on the corporate voice mail I spoke to the phone company and my bank today and got all of the services hooked up for the shop in 2 phone calls and in less than an hour. Frankly I was shocked but tickled to death.
Moved in a load of furniture and fixtures this evening. Tomorrow: assembling the 800 pounds of shelving- wish me luck!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Furniture Fairies!

Today I remembered that painting is not quite as much fun without my husband coming in , shaking his head and saying "You call THAT painting? Here, let me show you how it's done..." While Bob was busy learning how to ride our recumbant bike with his prosthesis I was busily painting the front room/office of the shop. It's a uplifting aqua blue that will make you think your desk and computer are steps away from the water. I'm really pleased how great it looks.
Met a bunch of people today: Yvette the mail carrier, and fellow tenants Ryan and Carl. But no two faces were more welcome than sister Robin and her trusty friend Cindy who took a road trip down to Woodbridge and picked up my display shelves for me and delivered them to my door! Well, actually helped me lug literally 800 pounds of boxes through TWO doors and into the suite. What a blessing! Saved me a day's worth of work. Had to get my lovely daughter to the doctor this afternoon so couldn't make the trip myself. So thanks again ladies!
Here are two more "hatbags". Out of control hats turned cute springtime purses, enjoy!

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

My name in...DECALS???

Weelll, the inspection certificate has not been processed but I felt confident with the inspection
sticker in my hand to go ahead and sign the lease on the space. It's at 210 Little Falls Street, Suite 201 Falls Church, VA 22046. July 1st will be our official first day of business to the public. As you look at this spiffy picture it's the space with the big bay window on the left hand side. Five rooms, windows all the way around. When I went to drop off the paint this morning there in golden vinyl glory was the company name spelled out on the glass vestibule door! I felt so official! Oh and the name was spelled out on the building directory in those lovely letter plastic press-in-the-black-felt-signs too....
Other big news my buddy and neighbor Ashleigh is moving her EBay business into the suite as well. My Two Monkeys will be displaying and selling vintage treasures as well as providing an Ebay seller's service for all of us who want to sell on Ebay but don't have the time or talent to do so! At our Christmas Home Show I bought 6 things from Ashleigh. I have a funny feeling that partnering with her is going to be bad for my personal bank balance!
On the home front, Bob is progressing mightily with his PT. He has been practicing crutching ONE HANDED up and down the halls of Fairfax Hospital. Not quite steady enough to debut this skill publicly, but hopefully soon!
(Distracted by the baby above? LOVED this pillow I just finished- I had to show if off!)