Thursday, January 31, 2008
You see, we ordered this mirror back in March... March of 2007. It had a really long lead time to begin with, but then the artist ran into trouble with the glass breaking every time she tried to insert it in the mirror. After 10 months she finally got it to work and shipped this mirror to Tampa. We waited and waited with anticipation for it to arrive, and three weeks later it had still not made it to Tampa. Our procurement manager got on the phone with the artist's rep and low and behold the freight company could not locate our $12,000 mirror!!! Seriously!! A few days later the mirror mysteriously showed up at our office, via a different freight line than the one that it had been shipped with... we still don't know what happened or how it got there. Needless to say we were ecstatic and decided to take it over the client's that very afternoon.
One huge problem, the mirror seriously weighed about 60lbs (solid stainless steel) and we were not about to turn this precious cargo over to the moving companies that we use. So this is how the mirror made it to it's final desination...
in the back seat of the Mazda 3, strapped in, with our Procurement Assistant sitting back there with it. This is no joke, this is serious design business. Well as they say "all is well that ends well." The mirror made it safely to it's new home, the client is ecstatic, and the Mazda 3 once again came through in a BIG way!!
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
Arriving in Denver... 7 degrees!!
Our ride, covered with snow.
So Much SNOW!!!
My husband... the most efficient man I know!
Oh little town of Breckenridge...
The Western Unit we stayed in.
Leaving Breckenridge at 2:45am!!!!
Friday, January 18, 2008
Having coffee and dessert at Maisie's!!
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Who knows what tomorrow will hold. I have taken the day off from work so that Luke and I can spend it together, however, he does have to leave for a few shows in Tennessee that night. But whatever we do I know we will have a blast, becuase we will be together.
Happy Anniversary Luke!! I am so happy to have you as my husband and as my best friend. I Love You!
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Boys trying to ruin our picture
He's so crazy!
Signing after the show...
We decided after 20 months of living in our house that we would finally do some renovating and organizing in the garage. So off to Lowes and Walmart we went to purchase an 8' ladder, hooks to hang the bikes and ladder, etc. However, until we got to Lowes we never really thought about how we would get the ladder home. While there we decided that we would lay the seats in the back down, push the ladder in as far as we could, and tie the trunk down... but when we started to load the car the Mazda came thru for us in a BIG way.
We were able to push the ladder all the way thru to the front window, over the passenger seat and shut the trunk. Amazing I know... considering how short the Mazda appears to be. Amidst all our celebrating we did not stop to think were I (April) was going to sit. Well as you can see from the pictures below I ended up in the floor of the passenger side UNDER the ladder. Scary...
But by far the most comical part of the entire story is that we stopped at 2 Walmart on the way home and I had to crawl out of the floor of the front seat and back in way to many times!! It was a Circus Clown Car moment to say the least.