Friday, July 22, 2011

Week in Review: July 18th - 22nd

Jarrad Nickolite - Facility Service Manager:
Wow...how about the weather this week, hot and humid! Can't wait for things to mellow out a bit.

We started an extra charge job this week and were not able to finish due to the weather and humidity. We were polishing 7,200 square feet of concrete and we were only able to finish the first part of three stages. The crew was able to degrease and auto scrub the concrete but the humidity caused the concrete to sweat SO bad, that the sealer would not penetrate into the floor! It was kind of like mixing oil and water... In the end, the floor was clean but without the sealer and honed finish we had hope for. Despite the weather-related hiccups, our customer was very happy with our efforts in the crunch timeline we had been given.

The prospecting and cold calling has already started to pay off. Both of my colleagues were able to land 2 scheduled appointments in the first 2 weeks. Way to go guys! Unfortunately I have a bit of catching up to do which is okay. I know it's a matter of time before things start to go my way and the hard work pays off.

This weekend is Lana's birthday and we are heading to the cabin! We are playing golf on saturday morning and having a get together in the afternoon for food and drinks. Should be a great time!

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Shalee Shields - Administration Manager:
This week has been a relaxing one. 

The weather has been hoooooooooot(!), according to the locals here in the office. (It’s been fine by me. I don’t want to hear anyone complaining about the heat. Do you not remember how long that winter was?!  I’ve been craving it, and I know that, too soon, I’ll have to say goodbye.  That's all because I'm a Southern girl and this "heat" is nothing to what I experienced along the Mississippi River.)

At work on Wednesday, Kelly and I attended a golf event. Not to play mind you.  I don't play unless others need a bit of comic relief.  I’m pretty sure that I enjoyed every sweaty moment of it!  I took a dip in the pool afterwards, but oh how wonderful it was be to be in the non-cold temps!  Look at this picture.  It was the perfect day to be out of the office!



The kids are good, enjoying time with the Grands and cousins. They too are looking forward to a dip in temps and being able to hit the pool this week (hopefully). The really nice thing about this separation is that quite a few times, I’ve received random texts from my  almost -15 years old daughter, ones that tell me that she loves me. My heart melts! I also enjoy the talk time that I have with both of the kids. Even when none of us have a lot to say, it’s good to know that they want to talk to me! Not every parent has that blessing. I’ll enjoy it while I can!

This weekend, my husband and I will be taking a trip to Red Wing to enjoy our 19th Anniversary.  Wow.  I really can't believe he's put up with me that long... 


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~Your City Wide Team