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Saturday, July 21, 2012

~ Baby Steps and Some Progress ~

Hi Everyone, 
What a gorgeous morning we had in our part of the country.  Long range forecast promises another heat wave for next week. I know many of us are wondering when all this heat is going to end. 
 There's been a bit of progress with the work in the shop. The movers came in last week the day it was 106 to move all the merchandise and furniture out. Let me tell you these guys picked it up and put it down. 2 short hours later they had both pods loaded, sure took me a LOT longer to wrap everything, pack it and label the boxes. :-)
 They loaded them a little tighter than I would like to have seen done. I only pray there isn't any further damage to anything.
The days seem to have run together, after they loaded the pods the next day the guy was here to scrap up all the old carpet. I also decided now was the perfect time to get some wiring done. Something that has been put off for way too long, a lot being done inside as well as.....
 The outside. I didn't have an outside light here at the door to greet customers as they came in. While all the wiring was being done, I "splurged" a bit and had our electrician wire for it as well.
 Meet Jerry our local electrician.
 Working as a team Jerry and his wife Betty install the new outside light fixture.

 Purchased from our local Home Depot, the light fixture made by Hampton Bay co-ordinates well with the outside yard lights.
 Let there be light!
I'm sure to many this isn't the most exciting renovation, to me it means the world. I keep telling Mr. P I'm going to be modern in the shop. I have outlets for days now. They are scheduled to come in tomorrow to unload the pods. There are over 300 boxes of merchandise wrapped and packed, along with all the display pieces, the real work and fun will begin as soon they are finished. I can hardly wait to share with you the new displays and merchandise, it will take a couple of days but so worth it. Many many thanks for all of you hanging in with me during this process, it means the world.
hugs ~lynne ~
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17 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Sounds like you have been working non stop and tons of progress going on. Can't wait to see it all. Hugs, Marty

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I know you will be glad to get things back in order. Like your new light.
Enjoy your weekend.

Judy Ann Lincicum said...

Hi Lynne, this is the funniest thing, but I've been following your blog for awhile and last night I dreamed about a renovation in detail, not knowing why but dreams are funny that way. I have no renovations going on as I live in an apartment, but with your situation on my mind, I'm wondering, after reading your post today, if I was dreaming about your renovation! Weird, huh? I don't even know anyone but you that is having renovations done, but I guess my heart and mind are with you, even in my dreams!!!!! Best of luck with all of this, Lynne, I believe you are in the place where it is going to be fun from here on out, making everything better and new and just the way you always wanted it. God is good, isn't He? Even from a tragedy springs good news, and it's truly a God thing when that happens.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Ok Lynn...I want to get this straight ....is your store near your home...??? I didn't think they were, but I could have that wrong!!

Designs By Pinky said...

I know exactly what acking 300 boxes means. But you get to UNPACK now!!!!! I can't wait to see all your new merchandise and displays!!!! I sure wish I lived close by! XO, Pinky

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Wow, it looks like great progress my friend! I can just imagine how much work it was to pack everything up. Glad you'll have good lighting when you unpack. :)

Enjoy your week.
Pam

Dolores said...

You've gotta be so exhausted from all the packing and moving and stress.
Your new light fixture looks great.
Take care and don't work too hard.
Hugs,

bee bon said...

I can't wait for the next episode!!!
bee xxx

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Hi Lynn....sorry it has been forever since I stopped by. I'm trying to ease myself back into blogging. Love the light...looks great.

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Lynn I know you must be so excited. I hope all continues to go well for you. I personally cannot wait to see your new reset. I so admire you living the gift shop dream. Best wishes on your reopening!

Lynn said...

That sounds too much like moving! But re doing is exciting! Great new light! Following along with the progress...

Lady Katherine said...

Love the new light, why is everything in pods????

Rooms by Ann said...

Hi, Lynn looks like alots of progress is being made. I love the light fixture.Can't wait to see it finished.

Julie said...

Lynne,
Am hoping that you haven't posted in awhile because you have been busy unpacking and setting up the shop. Been thinking of you and praying that you are taking care of yourself.

laurie said...

exciting times and any renovation is interesting to me, I will read back on your blog to get to know you better.I want to thank you for coming from Nan Diana's blog, your kind words and prayers,

Shelia said...

Hoping all of this is over for you now! Don't work too hard.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Stacy Curran said...

Thank you for your comment on my bedroom! I'm so happy to be a new follower here :)
Stacy