1) Always always always befriend your competition lol
2) IT'S TIME WE JOIN FORCES AND OPEN UP A FURNITURE " HOW TO " SCHOOL!!!!
It's still in the planning phases - but it's an exciting phase to say the least.
I don't give things a lot of thought - I'm one to jump right into everything - leave the " thinking " part to someone else...................my mind is racing with the possibilities - with the fun of it all - with the actual opportunity to TEACH people how to restore furniture - how to open their eyes to transforming pieces in their own home instead of putting them at the curbside when they can no longer stand the sight of them!
Dorothy and David own a commercial building in the city - 2 commercial rental units downstairs and 2 turn of the century apartments upstairs - each unit has 2 floors ) and this space as well - which could very well be transformed into an itsy bitsy little " painting school "
So tonight John and I went over for pizza and wine - and a " talk " on how we can make this all happen - and me being who I am, decided we would let the guys talk business while Dorothy and I talked practicals downstairs in this unit -
Suzan says - I could have this place transformed in a weekend
Dorothy says - Oh I don't know about that Suzan - there's a lot of stuff in here
Suzan says - It's nothing - it's just a matter of organizing - and prettying it up
Suzan says - That's where my strength lies Dorothy - I'm a master at this
Suzan says - Here - let's start right now - we'll just move this marble table out of the way
If you look behind that coat tree - you can make out a small 2 tiered table - just to the right side of the lamp?
Small table right? I move things 5 times that size on my own - so surely between the 2 of us we can lift that up and just move it to the back of the studio?
And this is where the " thinking " process can really come in handy - this is where just jumping in to things can be really really dangerous -
I managed to squeeze myself into that space - and while Dorothy grabbed one end - I grabbed the other, lifted................and promptly fell to my knees with a pain that shot through my body like someone had stabbed me in the back.
Dorothy says - Oh My God Suzan - what happened
Suzan - crouched on the floor - unable to move at all - says - I'm ok - and tries to get up - and ends up back in a heap on the floor with a scream
Dorothy says - I'm going for help
Suzan says - Please don't - I'm ok - I just have to find a way to move, that's all -
and I try to get up - and end up back in a heap on the floor with a scream
Dorothy says - You can't stay like that - I'm calling the guys to come down
Suzan says - DO NOT CALL JOHN - he's only going to say I'm being a drama queen - DO NOT CALL HIM DOROTHY
Dorothy calls them -
Suzan tries desperately to get up off her knees -
Suzan keeps screaming every time she tries to move
Now keep in mind everyone, I am, without a doubt, the biggest Drama Queen out there -
I don't laugh - I shriek
I don't cry - I howl
I don't get nervous - I get terrorized
I dance like a crazy woman - I sing like I think I'm on a stage - and when I have pain that brings me to my knees, I most definitely scream
In walk John and David
John says - What happened to you?
Suzan says - I don't know, it doesn't make sense - we were just going to lift this marble piece up and move it over there -
John says - Well try to get up
Suzan tries to get up - and promptly falls back to her knees - and screams
John says - Ok - let's not get overly dramatic
Suzan says - AGHHH - what did I tell you Dorothy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And the rest of the evening was spent upstairs with a heating pad on my back - and a glass of wine -
where I HAD no choice but to sit and THINK about what our next move will be...................
In the meantime - as I just posted the photo above of that ^%$%@ table - did you notice something just a little ironic?
Here, let's look closely at it again, shall we?
THERE'S A CANE HANGING FROM THE COAT TREE, LOL
I practically crawled up the stairs - when this was hanging up right beside us the whole time?????
And this is what I learned tonight
1) I'm not in my 30's anymore
2) It sucks to be in your 50's sometimes
3) Wine is really really good for medicinal purposes
4) I like heating pads - in fact bought my very own as soon as we left
5) Oh - who am I kidding - I haven't learned a damn thing - I'll be back there on Sunday to start the clearing out of our little school room