Monday, March 21, 2011

Put the Pedal to the Floor

I feel like Jim when he drives one of the snazzy cars at the driving schools he has attended over the years.  The pedal is to the floor and I'd better hope I'm steering in the right direction (and the brakes work too!)

As expected, an incredibly busy day in Zoe World.  I was as City Hall shortly after 8 this morning to reserve the parking meter spaces on Union Street for the truck to arrive with the fixtures/display items on Thursday.  I have the spaces reserved all day (and paid the requisite amount of money to do so).  Before and After the Truck leaves, I may just have a little party out there.  Get my money's worth!

From there, it was off to my trusty Staples to fax my application to the Credit Card processing company.  I also bought a door stop while I was there as I think I'll enjoy having Zoe's door propped open in the nice weather.

On the way to Janice's house, I got a call from Comcast to say that they are coming out to perform my installation between 11 am - 2 pm on Tuesday.  I can definitely live with a 3 hour window.  Believe it or not, it was 2 weeks ago today that I initially called them to start this process.  Here's hoping that they finish off as well as they have done along the way!

I also called my insurance agent regarding the certificate of insurance (and adding the City) during the period where the signs are being installed next week.  He has to check with someone in his office and we should be able to wrap that up tomorrow.

Janice and I had a very successful trip to IKEA.  I do not know what I would do without her help right now!  We found a desk, a desk chair, a small table, a wastebasket, and some candlesticks (to use for displaying bracelets).  We loaded it all in her station wagon and dropped it off at Zoe's home.

After lunch, I took Jim's tool bag and headed back to Zoe to start putting things together.  I managed to assemble the table and the desk chair and unpacked the two boxes containing parts for the desk.  I wasn't quite up to tackling it today!  The men also installed the laminate benches in the dressing rooms today.  A few pictures of the new things:

Small table from IKEA

Laminate bench in handicap dressing room

Laminate bench in standard dressing room

Desk Chair

The desk (wish it would assemble itself overnight!)

Look at those snazzy street numbers!

Zoe Bags in the Windows!

I also snagged a Rebecca Taylor shipment from FedEx and had a UPS shipment from Velvet when I arrived home.  I've added most of both to the point of sale system.

I know you can't wait to read tomorrow's blog post about Comcast!  What do you think?  Will I be delighted, relieved, or annoyed beyond belief?


  1. I'm getting so excited about Zoe's! Hopefully, Valerie and I can make a trip to DC this year to see it.

  2. We'd love to see you all any time! I hope you can make it up to DC this year!