Hi! Welcome back to our blog. I know I promised a more personal glimpse into the business, so here I go.
I started work today at 8:30 and this was my morning:
- General administrative paperwork
- Finishing up the blog on vinyl siding
- Receiving the latest window and door shipment (everything we expected arrived, except the brochures for the upcoming show, of course)
- A meeting with a potential new credit card processing company.
On the way to the meeting we got a call from a lady who was referred by a customer of ours we installed a year ago. I love that! She was hoping someone had time to meet her at 1:00 today and luckily Steve was open. He spent the afternoon with her talking about windows and ultimately selling them to her. Of course, on the way he stopped to drop off some materials for the installers and on the way back he visited the install site again to check on progress and make sure the customer was thrilled.
Meanwhile, I ate my lunch (leftover spaghetti!) and planned out menus for the next week. You see, we have a big home show coming up this weekend and nothing - I mean NOTHING - makes you want to plan a menu more than the thought of being trapped in the convention center eating grease for 3 days. Not only that, but I have learned that a person who works quite a bit from her home office gets much lazier about meals than a person who leaves to work in a cube. If I don't have a plan, nothing happens. But I digress.
I ran to the bank to make our deposits from yesterday, dropped off a cable box at the cable company, completed the grocery shopping ($35 in coupon savings!) and then ran to meet a remodeler at our warehouse to pick up the windows he ordered.
Since I was so close I went into the office to check on the status of a few orders and to check emails. I didn't get the email I was hoping for. Apparently L&L Exhibition Management, the promoters for the home remodeling show this weekend, are running a TV ad to promote the show that features Steve at the beginning of it! A friend of ours called to say she saw it today while watching "The View". I'm dying to see it and so I called the company asking if they could email me a copy of the commercial. Stay tuned. If I get it I'm posting it!
Here it is, 4:00pm on this beautiful day I'm finally back at home and ditching the office in favor of the sunshine and the fresh air. This is my favorite part of the day because I get to blog a little and do a little work on our web marketing campaign. When I'm done out here I'll get a little workout in and hopefully get started prepping for my garage sale. That is, unless I get tempted with a nice long walk outside.
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