Merry Christmas Folks! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Susan Hollingshead   
Friday, 21 December 2007 12:49
dec 21.jpgWell it has been a day or twenty since I wrote here last…we’ve been extraordinarily busy between having the wee ones over for a sleepover last Saturday, renovating the waiting room and office without disrupting business at the shop and preparing for a staff Christmas party here tonight. The weather, though warm has been grey and of course traffic at this time of the year is sheer chaos. Busy just doesn’t adequately describe our lives right now.

Finally the website for the shop, (or com) is live but not complete so expect changes there over the next little while. I have to add some more information and hope to find time for that in the New Year. Our premises have been rewired electrically and with the phone lines; we have cut the office space in half and created a lunchroom for the staff; we have moved the counter and brightened up the reception area and now we are painting everything and laying new flooring in the office and lunchroom.

We are still contending with the after effects of purchasing the business from a secretive, somewhat deceptive man stuck in the ‘80’s but things are smoothing out. We have announced that the shop is under new ownership on our sign and are being warmly welcomed into the community. Some of several reasons we bought this business was it’s prime location and the large volume of repeat business. If it was that busy with the previous owner, we are confident that it will increase dramatically with us at the helm and so far that is the response we are receiving from our customers.

Laura and Bill are hoping to arrive here by New Year’s Eve and it isn’t a moment too soon; we are so busy we wish they were here already. After today, the shop is closed for five days so we are hoping to use some of them to finish the renovations undisturbed. Jay, Rick and I will drive out to Mission on Christmas Eve to spend the night and Christmas Day with the MacLachlan clan before heading home that night. We are looking forward to some fun times with the little’uns and some downtime with each other. Have a Very Merry Christmas Folks!

Here's our little 5 foot Christmas tree; a far cry from the 20+ footers we used to have when we last lived in stix and bricks, but cute, not messy and easy to put up and put away....ideal for us now.