Last week Ryan and I were able to get into our new office and begin putting it in order. Ugh, there is still so much to be done. I’m not sure if it’s the way it’ll always be, but we are spending eight to nine hours there. We even went in for a few hours on Saturday, although I don’t expect that happening often. My wife was away and the house felt empty so Ryan and I jumped in the van (thank you Koons Automotive) and headed over.
We did get some major projects accomplished. For one, I installed a surveillance system that records everything… all the time. I did this not so much for property security, but to protect myself from frivolous accusations. Ryan is prone to injury no matter how careful I am. We all remember that trouble-making idiot filing a claim with Adult Protective Services over a year ago, right? For the record, that claim was dismissed as “Unfounded” and actually made me be considered the gold standard of care. My rule is simple; Ryan is under video surveillance all the time.
Late in the week a cabinet making company, Nester Enterprise, donated a brand new conference table and two pieces of cabinetry with countertop. Hey, we all might need to stand, but we have a table! Anyhow, this donation goes a long way in meeting my goal to be ready for operations on March 18th.
Next, getting office chairs — a half-dozen — is on my short list of items still needed. That, and a vinyl or leather couch for Ryan and visitors (and myself) to relax on.
I love that Ryan is getting out everyday. Even just the feel of riding in the van must be nice for him. I bet he even likes listening to the 80’s station as we make our way. I know he was a huge fan of that decade’s music. What a far cry from the stuff they are putting out now where anyone with a computer can be a one hit wonder (and I use the word “hit” loosely).
This week will be much like the last. We’ll spend our days at the office. These are days that combine his therapies with getting us business-ready. I’m just happy I’m past all the time I had to spend on the phone and computer getting all the tax, licensing, and business registrations legalized (in Loudoun County).