Sunday, September 28, 2008

...with a little help from our friends...

Our wonderful friends and family have been invaluable to us in these weeks (has it only been weeks?) since we signed our lease and got into our space. My sister Wendy and brother-in-law Ric and nephew Jared have volunteered for days - painting, hauling shelving, helping us build displays. My sister Kris and her husband Nate are headed down from New England on Monday. Nate is bringing the partial construction of the pirate ship. Which will be awesome. Dave Lovelace (no relation), who worked with me at Mitchell's for years and his friend John actually walked (yes, walked) from Mitchell's today carrying a 20 foot metal strip for our shelving in the back. Yes, walked. My brother Tom, his wife Elise and our nephew Graham have stopped by several times and Tom will be helping me run network wire later today. My dad has been by a bunch of times, giving us suggestions from decades in retail. And to top it off, our good friend Ann Lake has volunteered several days, including today (er...yesterday), where she just left about half an hour ago! Emily and Ann marked tons of toys today - getting previews on playing with many of them.
Honestly, we'd be waaaaaay behind where we are without our friends and family. Thank you to all of you.

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