It’s been a heck of a month. We decided that classes, workshops, customers could not comfortably co-exist in 1000 s/f of space. So we signed on for 2400 more. I remember now that another shop owner warned me about this, getting a space that was too small…but of course I remember it NOW.
That being said, we’ve knocked out walls, endured plaster dust, noise, noxious fumes and undeniable turmoil. Classes continue, the long awaited fiber from this year’s shearing has arrived and we are struggling to make sense of the misplaced paper work, 1/2 of our electrical outlets in the new space are non functional (“it must have been something one of your guys did”) , we had to get a new phone number because one provider cut off before the other provider picked up. I have lots of new faces to help us, God Bless them all.
We met Doug, a school teacher from California who came to Georgia only to find out that the job he was expecting never happened. Thank goodness he knits and spins, because it has been his lifeline to sanity. We met Lynn when we advertised on Ravelry for teachers, she’s absolutely lovely and the most prolific knitter…she must not sleep much! We met Valerie..my Tooltime girl. She’s amazing and has alot of energy. Totally no nonsense, and I don’t know how I let her roll all over me, but she does because I need her to roll all over me.
I’ve been accused of multi-plexing in my conversations, starting one sentence, interrupting myself and going in totally opposite directions. Quite honestly no one is able to keep up, and last week I had a melt-down when I had to move a jumble of wires. Staff and friends were warned by Margaret to “don’t go in there until it gets quiet”. Today I was unpacking fiber onto the shelves when I should have just gone home. I feel like it’s my baby, and I’ve got to do all these things….I kept thinking..just a few more minutes..I can do this, I can do this. I’m thankful that people who know me, don’t take offense. They just go away until it gets quiet again.
But, it can wait, because things don’t always happen when you want them to. I can have one idea of a timeline, but if the contractors and Bellsouth don’t have the same perspective, what can I do. Out of phones for 2 weeks, no internet, no email, phone number changes…AGH! The baby is being born (Open House) is just a couple of weeks away, and I need it all to be ready…and I’ll have more grey hair when October 1 gets here because no one seems to have the sense of urgency that I do about getting it done NOW.
I need to follow my own advice, have a glass of wine and chill. I’m sure that when I come back to it, everyone will do what needs to be done. I have great friends and choose people with great strengths. I just need to trust in my choices, trust in their skills, and allow the best to come from them, without having to hold their hands. Maybe it’s the new Gummy Vitamins I’ve been taking everyday. Maybe I need to get everyone on the same vitamins so we can all be crazy at the same time…