Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Week in Review: September 6th - 10th

Shalee - Administration Manager:
Can someone please tell me why shorter work weeks seem longer than regular ones?  I'm sure it has something to do with fitting in as much work in 4 days as in 5, but that should make it go faster, shouldn't it?  Oh well.

With Greg and Kelly off to Kansas City for a Franchise Advisory Meeting, it's been pretty quiet in the office; however, the busy part hasn't decreased one bit!  Diane and I have been plugging away, she making appointments and I'm doing everything I can to make sure she has people to call.  Thank goodness Kelly was working from the KC.  She's such much appreciated employee!

I'm loving the routine of the office now.  We're still figuring out a few things, but for the most part, things are running smoothly for us.  Such a relief after the first 6 months being in this role.

With the family, we've had quite a few things happen.

My eldest started High School this week. It's such a benchmark for all of us!  She likes HS so far, but it’s only been 4 days and already her homework is piling up! I’m trying to find a way to get her to get involved so that she’ll really enjoy this time and still keep up with the good grades.  It's all a priority making skill.

Our son started his last year of elementary school.  5th grade means top of the school.  However, he doesn't see that bit at all!  He's going through his school day, waiting for the recess bell to ring. He is all boy, playing all sorts of imagination games with his friends.  This year, he’s taking trombone in band, so now we get to add a lot of noise to the mayhem at home.

No. We’re not bright.

Still no house, but that’s okay. We're being really smart and paying off our bills in the mean time. Especially good now that we added the van payment this year!  :)

We thoroughly enjoyed the State Fair last weekend!  Totally ate my way through the day, but we were smart to share everything.  I didn't feel overly full by the end of the 12 hour fun!  We enjoyed the atmosphere, the entertainment and the rides.  Now I know why everyone told me to save up to enjoy it! 

We're going camping this weekend for the first time.  We'll see how we fair in the wild.  I just hope the bathroom situation works out better than I imagine!
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Mitch - Quality Control Manager:
Labor day weekend was fantastic and this short week hasn’t felt short!!! This week I met with a couple new potential customers at a retail store for some painting, light bulb changing and other various parkinglot services. We anxiously await the word on if we will be providing services or not.

Also this week we scheduled to handle the cosmetics cleanup after some tennent improvement work for a property manager we have been developing a relationship with. And for the first time I learned the necessary requirements to get into the Mall of America via the tunnel system, they are very detailed in their process and once we were through we had a hand in the cleaning during the construction of a new store on first floor.

This weekend I head up north to clean out deer stands and do a couple 2 hour sits in a few different stands to see how the deer are moving! Bow season opens next weekend, and rifle season is only 8 weeks away, unbelievable how fast time went! While I’m up north the wife heads to Mille Lacs to try outfor WHEEL OF FORTUNE! I hope she makes it, I feel as though I have an edge since a friend of mine was on the Wheel and won a couple years ago… cross your fingers!

~Your City Wide Team