Friday, June 22, 2007

"One more week!"

Misc. Lessons learned:
Phil was right. The best place to buy picture rail molding is Smoot Lumber. Three different sources have said they are "the" ones.
The best way to get rid of furniture is to use your own truck to take it to its new home. Neighbor Randy donated a lovely, sturdy, HEAVY metal desk for me to use in the shop. It is just the right size for the space and thanks to Randy, his cart, and his sweat equity Beth and I didn't hurt ourselves getting it up the twenty steps to the front door. Thanks guys!

One more week to get ready for the grand opening of the shop. All of the painting is done. Most things are in place. Have got my new phone number (703-533-3557!) And all of the IT hook-ups are done. Two big tasks await. One is hanging the picture rails so we can move art at will. The second is to get with a sign company to design and fabricate the signage for the shop. That will be interesting as I know what I THINK I want it to look like but whether that will translate into City approved code remains to be seen!

Big excitement this week in Bob Physical Therapy Land. Bob walked unaided! Just him and his prothesis. First back and forth three times between the parallel bars and then from the bars to the workout mat. What a triumph! I don't think the smile left his face all day. These small glimpses into the future act as the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel to lead us into the sunshine.