We hope this finds you enjoying a wonderful summer and having made the most of your July 4th with family and friends. We closed the Garden Center Saturday and Sunday, July 4-5. Our staff deserved a break. It has been a whirlwind spring/summer so far, and it was time to just say, "It's okay. Let's take two days and close." So we did. Thanks for understanding!
Funny story. Remember when I told you we flipped the conference room into a design studio? Well, this involved cubicle partitions. I found these very cool fabric/frosted glass/glass walls to divide the space and give them privacy while not blocking the existing and natural light.
I ran out for an appointment and was gone a couple hours while John was working on the space. I returned and ran upstairs to check on the progress. I found him and Scott staring at the cubicles with a bit of frustration on their faces.
I asked, "Hey, what's up?"
This turned into them explaining to me how they had looked at the installation manual and searched for YouTube videos. They were basically stuck. They could not figure out how to attach the walls together and were at a standstill.
John said, "At this point, if you can figure it out, I will be okay with that."
I started looking carefully and Scott kept telling me all the ways they looked at it (which was exactly what I was doing). After a few minutes, I said, "Can you hand me that small crow bar?"
I inserted it at the end where specific clips were and the removable panel popped off. I turned around and looked at them both and said, "Do you need me for anything else?"
The look of shock and awe behind squinty eyes was priceless, I tell you.
They both wanted to be relieved, but I think they wanted to throw me out the window instead. I walked out laughing and went downstairs. An hour later, the walls were set up and completed. BOOM.
Moral of the story? Never underestimate the power of fresh eyes, different skills and a glitter bomb called girl power. Basically, we all need each other because I couldn't have lifted those cubicle walls alone.
Bloom where you are and take some blooming things home with you while having a refreshing drink/Sunset Slush while you shop. See you in the garden soon!