Here’s my new office. The smallest one I have ever had. But thats fine by me. It’s just a big “cubicle” right next to the POS counter. That’s good and bad. Good because Im close to the action, and bad because Im close to the action. I will have to be careful with any personal calls I make. Im sitting literally 5 feet from the counter and everybody will hear every word. But I think thats a small inconvenience to have. It will be nice when Im working alone.
Just 3 steps and Im in the action. And… no steps to run down when Im working in the shop. It’s all just set up better for working alone.
As I fell asleep last nite I pretty much concluded that moving to the riverfront location was a mistake. A 5 year mistake. It sure was a nice building with great views but overall was not good for the purpose I leased it for. Just having two floors was a nightmare. I always justified it saying I spent more time there than home so having a nice building along the river was just a nicer work environment. And it for sure was. But it was expensive and not good for retail. It was nice but Im glad Im glad in out.
Things are going to be so much simpler here. And cheaper. Also, where I was on the riverfront I could not do a coffee shop as one of the city’s best shops was just two doors down. And the city’s second best shop is two blocks away. And the city’s third best shop was 5 blocks away. And I really wanted to add the coffee to the business. That scenario will be much better in this new location.
The coffee bar will go in right behind the counter. I still need to have plumbing and electrical work done there to accommodate. The empty taped off section is where tables and chairs will go. Im trying to leave it empty to keep floor perspective. Actually I might go out and get two sets of table\chairs just to get perspective. Maybe this weekend.
The $8k of coffee equipment will come about mid March. So I have three weeks to get the accommodations set up to hook them up. I do have the plumber coming tomorrow to assess the situation.
It’s still weird driving here. Both my first store and the last one were just a few blocks apart so the drive was the same. I kinda did it automatically every morn. And it was on the way to the park anyway.
Now Im on the westside of town. I was about as far east as you could be, right by the lake. Now Im about as far west as you could go, not far from the Interstate. The next town west is maybe 5 blocks away. It’s just a weird feeling. I guess no different than switching to a new job.
My mornings have been so busy ongoing. But tomorrow I dont need to be in the store until 10am. So I can sneak in a visit to my fav park. Friday I dont need to be here till 11 or even later as I have help here and might take the morning off. A nice bike ride is the thought but it looks like rain then. But we’ll see.