Saturday, April 27, 2013
We Are Now Open! Whoot!
I really think Spring is here this time! Snow is melting, puddles are forming, and the bikes are out!
A Great Week!
Well, Integrity RV Service is now officially open for business!
After a week of late nights, a lot of scrubbing, painting, workbench building, sore muscles, and moving, putting, rearranging, recleaning, shopping for forgotten items, and a frazzled nerve or two, we made it!
I made it back from the trade show, and a great, much needed visit with a fantabulous friend, just in time to finish pricing and setting up the remainder of our stock. We only got home Sunday night at about 1:45am, but we did it! After a few hours of sleep we were at the shop and open at 8:30am Monday morning.
Yes, we were beyond tired, and there was still a lot to do, but we were able to get to a place where we could open the doors to the public!
What an incredible feeling! All of the craziness, hoop jumping and incessant rolls of red tape are finally behind us, and we can now enjoy the process of actually getting to run and work in our own business.
It's both liberating and scary to know that our fate in now truly in our own hands. But, if this week is any indication, I think we'll be ok. We've had some trailers booked in, some people in to buy parts, and have been booked to do a seminar of sorts for a 400+ strong camping club in June.
Another new business in town sent us a bouquet of flowers to welcome us to the business community, we have had reps from the town's business development department come and ask if there is anything they can do to help, we have had a very nice man come and assist in repairing one of our overhead doors and refuse any payment, with a grin and a "welcome to town".
As I sit here tonight, writing, it's hitting me. Wow! We really pulled this off! All that's left is some hard work, and, let's face it, we would have been doing that anyway, so it might as well be for ourselves.
Doing the books on computer instead of with an old fashioned pencil and ledger is a bit of a challenge. I feel like I'm having to retrain my brain to accept that it's ok not to have all of the paper. That I can trust that the computer software really does know what it's doing, and it will all balance out in the end.
I'm figuring it out. Thankfully, I have some brains to pick and have had a fair bit of experience with computers in other capacities, going in without any computer knowledge would be scary as hell!
On the home front, we are still a three ring circus, with a seemingly endless supply of chaos, laundry, meals and dirty dishes. There is also plenty of hugs, giggles, and exciting puddle splashing
stories to share. There are sticky, toast stealing little fingers, and the completely delightful sense of humour totally wrapped in fart jokes that every five year old boy seems to share.
In a world where senseless violence rips families apart in the blink of an eye, where, at times, so little thought seems to be given to the value of life, I am very thankful to have the life I do, chaos and all.
We are here. We are healthy. We have each other. We have so much to be grateful for.
Now, for the upcoming week.......
Get my first official "month end" completed.....
Get caught up on laundry........
Finish setting up my shop "office" ( ok, it's a nook under the stairs, but it'll work)
Start prepping for a wedding we are doing in June......
Rehearse for our show in Denzil on May 4th.......
Prep for trade show in Outlook on May 4th.....(not a typo, they are both May 4th)
Get some more work done on next book..........
Well, that about does it from this end for this week, until next time, I'll leave you with this wish.....
May you find in life that someone who will jump in the deep end with you, not to save you, but to share the thrill.
May you find that someone who will meet you wherever you are, even if it's not half way, but in a valley or on a hill.
May you find that someone who really knows you, every flaw, every quirk, and loves you, not in spite of them, but because they make you who you are.
May you find that someone who makes you feel you are everything, the breath, the beat, the only, by far.
May you find that someone, one who really hears, not only what you say, but all that lies between every word
May you find your someone, recognize them, it's in their voice as they whisper your name, the sweetest sound ever heard.
Until next time!