Wednesday
Aug082012

If I had a (jack)hammer

Oh, wait, tomorrow I will! Well, maybe the work crew that I'm managing will actually have the jackhammer, but I'll be there just in case they need someone to sub in!

What I am enjoying most about this business adventure is the amazing variety of tasks on my to-do list and the creativity, patience, and energy they require of me (and those around me, frankly).

Yesterday I spoke with tea farmers in New Zealand and Tibet, consulted with a wood crafter in Arkansas, learned more than I knew existed about paper bags, managed a wall demo project, and scheduled our first construction inspection-- all in one afternoon!

I give major credit for my drive and excitement to the amazing folks who have voiced their support of this project over the past few weeks. This is not a one woman show by any means, I really am elevated by an incredible community of friends, family, and kindred spirits, and don't take it for granted for one moment.

Yes, and an update on shop progress... The biggest project is a firewall going in this week. Once the new wall is up well move on to getting our new floors in and sinks plumbed. It seems like an easy enough checklist, but if I've learned anything yet it is to expect the unexpected and be thrilled if things move smoothly. While this work is being handled by the professionals I'm working with our stellar design team at HUB Collective to pull together all the touches that will make our tea house more like a tea home. I'm making sure that all details are considered (the chairs must be comfortable and the lighting warm!) and doing it within our tiny budget. An adventure indeed!

Open date is still TBD but we should have a few little events featuring our tea scheduled in the near future. Details shared as they are set!

 

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