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).
Chairs coming your way in a few days.
Best wishes on the new business getting started and being successful. Looks like you are off to a great start and things are coming together.
Ann H T earle says
All good wishes for this wonderful new adventure. God bless you all, Prayers, love and hugs to you and Ryan, Sue and Kari, Annie SH SP NGA
Ken, this is so good for you and for Ryan! Hope you had lots of help with moving (and getting your space organized if you need it). We want everything to work out to your satisfaction. Always here and thinking about you folks and praying for Ryan’s complete recovery.
Leah Cohen via Facebook says
Hi Ken, after three long years, you are getting out into the world with your son and I am sure he’s loving it!! The two of you can be together during the morning/evening commute, listen to awesome 80’s music and let the breeze blow through your hair. During the day you can work together to achieve the various goals you have set. The change of scenery must be refreshing! I’m sure it feels good to get back home in the evening too. I can hardly believe all this is happening; it almost seems surreal!! Your belief in what could be is now reality. It is a wonderful thing to see — and there’s so much more to come!!
Love, hugs, prayers and hope always –
Gail Doyle says
Ken ,So glad things are moving along and Ryan is getting out so much ,bet
he loves it. Hope you can a lot of donated furniture. People are so giving for
anything that will help you and Ryan .Hope you have a good day and a big hug for Ryan
Have you tried Freecycle.com. I still can’t figure it out exactly, but a friend of mine found a company that was cleaning out their office and had tons of binders and furniture.
Ryan's Rally: We Got This via Facebook says
Sandy, thank you for looking!
Jeannette Hennett says
Ken, What dimensions would be ideal for a couch for your office?
1. a. Classic Office Style b. Modern c. Semi Overstuffed d. Other_______
2. a Business “Lobby” style couch b.Home sitting couch c.Total Comfort Couch Potato/Nap couch
3. a. Dark Burgundy “Oxblood” b. Black c. Brown d. Other_______
4. a. Pull Out Sleeper Couch b. Pull Out Loveseat c. Neither
5. a. If Pull Out Sleeper: a. Twin/Loveseat b. Full c. Queen d. NA
P.S. I’m resourceful but would need to know how to best communicate with you if I run across something. Your preference is important if I can make this happen on Ryan’s & your behalf.
Sandy Facterman McDonnell via Facebook says
I may have chairs and other items. I am checking today.
Ryan liking 80’s music makes me love him even more. I am an 80’s girl! So glad you are able to get out of the house. Much love Courtney and Becky
Awesome! Please post a list of basic and priority office items that you are in need of — there are plenty of other people out here who would love to donate to Ryan’s office 🙂