I am in the new place. My Verizon FiOS phone and fax are finally working. The numbers were crossed with my upstairs neighbor's, and it took a while to get that sorted out. No fax in this business….for a week? Now that's a challenge. I can scan and email, but receiving. That's a challenge.
I am starting to sort of know where things are: coffee in the kitchen seems to have found its place. Make-up still needs to find a home in the bathroom, mostly because I need either a medicine cabinet or a glass shelf above the faucet.
The main areas are unpacked with the exception of my office. The office is only sort of unpacked, although good progress was made today. The sample areas the supply area and the product catalogues are still in boxes. It will take some time to get everything right. For a few reasons. One is that I want to make sure whatever I buy has a strong green commitment. Another is that some of my existing furniture does not fit. My most beloved desk did not fit in my office door, so it's hanging out in the basement where all my samples are going to live. Right now it just has stuff on it. It's so wonderful and old school. I have a love affair with that desk. I am going to miss it.
What's a girl to do without a desk? I had a folding table set up that housed a computer, a lamp, a phone and some other basics. But it wasn't enough, especially without shelving for many of the day- to-day basics. Now I have 2 folding tables set up. More good news — today the checkbook was located along with the vendor receipts pile. You see I have very routinized processes. Mail goes here, checks go here, paperwork for clients there. The routines are desk-dependent so I have to create some makeshift system in the meantime.
Change is just an opportunity for improvement so maybe there's something new on the horizon. That's what I keep telling myself.