All sorts of things happen behind the scenes around here. Some of it is obvious, like when we add on an addition or build something for interest while you are walking the garden center. Then there are the things, and the people, that are behind the scenes and never "front and center."
For example, our accountant, Shannon. If you work with our Lawn Maintenance and/or Landscape Divisions, you will have either emailed with her or spoken to her. She truly has made life more manageable at FGS. Scott says often when Shannon is on vacation, "I think if she ever left, I would resign as well," especially as he was doing her job a few weeks ago when she was on vacation!
When she walked from vacatopm, I apologized to her. "Shannon, I am sorry for all the things Scott forgot how to do and for all the messes you are walking into." She laughed, thankfully, for Scott's sake!
Shannon also handles all the payments and weekly, I am in the loop on when a payment is made to our business Visa. One afternoon, an email popped up for a scheduled payment of $10,000.
I chuckle. And I waited a few minutes. Then I tore up the stairs running. I get to the top of the stairs and dramatically exclaim, "Shannon!! Did you mean to schedule a $100,000 payment to Capital One?
I wish you could have seen her face. Literal panic. She grabs her mouse so fast and I burst out laughing to which she immediately started laughing and fell back into her chair! Shannon is in and out so she is a little trickier to plan something for so I had to be creative! I have to work with what I have so an extra "0" was it!! No accountant ever wants to hear extra zeros for sure. But she is awesome and greatly adored by us all.
We may have nearly zero rain as of late, but we have a bazillion fun things for you to enjoy at FGS! Come one, come all! For PUMPKINS GALORE!