We're open! we did it!! on Thursday at 11am I finally managed to open the shop. Dh only called me every 2 hours or so, to see how it was going, sigh. He was very excited too and thus very upset not to be here himself, but someone has to pay the bills whilst we get on our feet and he volunteered to, so there you go! It could be said I have the sympathy of Miss Piggy :-)
The result of the last month of my hard work, is showing on the link from here. Just in case its not http://www.chimeraccg.co.uk/ In fact the website is Richards hard work, so much thanks should go to him, once again for bailing me out! as my technical ability is appalling as he will attest. Today I've also knocked up a blog http://chimeraccg.blogspot.com/ to link to it, so we can post latest updates, and keep the world upto speed with what's happening in shop. I'm hoping we will have our sign up on Thursday, and the a-board to put on the street, then we can look at advertising and progress to selling our grand opening to everyone. Saturday 24th November is the day, just in case you were wondering.
So its all been a bit mad really, Richard kindly came in and played Saturday girl at the weekend, as Meridian is in the USA and we'd reserved that position for her if she wants it?!
The response so far has been good. People are happy to see a decent shop in Ripley :-)
Dh even opened the shop on Sunday, and surprisingly we sold lots. Guess being opposite Wilkos helps, what with them being the only other thing in town open on Sunday, oh and next door but one to the Church, so when people leave there, they come here! hurrah!
This week we also bravely moved dd2, aged 19mths into a new bed. H, dd1's friend has got a new bed. I don't think he knows this yet, as he's on his hols, but his mum and dad kindly said dd2 could have his old one, so we got it on Sunday, just before his dad flew out to join them. The bed went straight into dd2's room, with the cot shoved against the window, just in case the bed didn't work out, but we needn't have bothered. The worst bit was dd2 discovering that her dog had dropped off the bed and she couldn't get him back by herself. So once he was retrieved, she went to sleep like a dream. She only got up at 6.30 am because dh accidentally woke her, this morning she slept until gone 7am! hurrah!!