Saturday, December 27, 2008

Winter wonderland?

Between my guy having a total hip replacement surgery and the pre and post surgery hooha AND our special little weather treat, I haven't had much time to blog.

Streets here have been closed, we have 14 inches of snow in our yard and while (finally) main streets are getting plowed, most side streets are closed. 8 inches of solid slush is common. It was coming down faster than we could get rid of it.

We were unable to get the employees to work to clean rugs, unable to get the trucks out to clean rugs, clients were unable to get out to bring us rugs SOOOO the gist being we were pretty much closed between the 18th through Christmas. We're currently shooting for next Monday the 29th.

Even UW was closed for three days in a row. Now the thaw is hitting and the air is warmer than the snow so there's an odd looking fog everywhere rising from the snow. Rain is forecast starting tomorrow so we expect flooding and some busy times between water, holiday parties and pet accidents.

Hope that you all had a safe holiday. After the fist fight I saw today at Fred Meyers I guess the Peace on Earth thing is over until next year. Check out the lovely (and PEACEFUL) Christmas greeting from Dr Mehrabadi at the Iranian Interests Section in Washington DC. on Barry O'Connell's main page. I find it somehow ironic that all of my Christmas morning phone calls to wish us holiday greetings were from my Muslim friends.


Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thursday - the OTHER humpday.

When you work Monday through Saturday, Thursday becomes "humpday" in the middle of your week. I start to run out of energy today, start to perk back up tomorrow and I'll have some energy back by Saturday.

Tonight was our Carpet Cleaners Institute of the Northwest holiday meeting and we were at the Renton Technical College culinary school. Muy Bueno! The food was great! They have a lunchroom there and you can get a great meal for under $10!

Not much rug stuff to relay, I managed to repaint my office and finish the tile in the bathroom today.


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Too dull for a title

One thing about this blog - it prompts you for a "title". Much too grand a term for the kind of day today was.

Today was my first board meeting as President of CCINW (Carpet Cleaners Institute of the Northwest). This was a working board meeting, not the kind where you sit in a swanky room swilling martinis. I went to work at 6 AM, cleaned up yesterdays messes and put out fires, went to my board meeting and came home. Whee!

It really was more interesting than that. Many kudos to the great people of the CCINW board - there have been so many volunteer hours spent to advance the industry, usually without the appreciation of the rank and file members who get the benefits.

Tomorrow is a carpet inspection, Thursday is our industry dinner, Friday is a reception at Earthues for the new holiday collection.

Saturday is rug appreciation day at Emmanuel's Rug & Upholstery with Barry O'Connell!
Drop in and have a cup of coffee.