Friday, April 23, 2010

Exciting things happening @ beadFX

Two exciting things, in fact.

First of all, the shipment of silver-plated beads that I had ordered while I was in Tucson finally arrived, after being hung up for a week by the Icelandic volcano with the unpronounceable name. FedEx finally ended up routing it through Dubai.

There's over a hundred pounds of restock and new shapes and sizes of beads, toggles, S-clasps and tubes.

The other thing is happening right now. Two guys are here (it's almost midnight!) cutting and bending sheet metal for the ductwork to bring air-conditioning from our existing unit to our new office space next door to the shop. They arrived promptly to the minute at 8PM when the store closed so they could do their work in the store part without disrupting our customers.

After three weeks of un-returned phone calls, unreasonable quotations and other nonsense from other contractors, I can't tell you how much I appreciate having a contractor who is timely, and works tidily, cleaning up after themselves as they work.

Once that is completed, we can move the office, renovate that space, move the classroom to the old office location, install slotwall and counterspace in the old classroom and finally, finally(!) I'll have room for more goodies in the store. At least for a month or so, until we run out of space again

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