I will probably look back on these weeks of rain and bright sunshine and wish that I had taken a little more time to smell the roses and take pictures of this beautiful countryside.
A business out in the countryside requires every one of the tasks that fall to a business owner in an industrial area, with the additional challenge that right outside the door birds are singing and deer are happily grazing on our vegetables.
There is all that rustic beauty going to "waste" while we work away at computers while handling phone calls and paperwork.
The upside, of course, is that our place of work is only seventy feet from the dinner table at home and our commute takes less than three minutes even when carrying paperwork and a full cup of coffee.
Inside the workshop, serious craft work is accomplished to the background of classical music and the occasional thunder of a compressor. There is a continuous creative tension between the forces of order and disorder as represented my capable assistant and myself.
I am routinely creating chaos in my development of new processes and techniques, while Luan calmly puts in order while turning out one of a kind custom frames. The end result is that we accomplish a lot of necessary changes and growth while remaining relatively organized.
Our bustling activity is punctuated by the crunch of tires on the gravel driveway as clients arrive for scheduled appointments. Neighbor Tom King has graciously loaned us his dog and she greets every new visitor cheerfully before carefully checking their vehicle for doggy messages.
Our business has been open for almost a year and it continues to grow thanks to word of mouth promotion by friends and customers.
In response to those who have asked me to get with it and develop a logo, I am considering using this for now as it shows our county beauty, our technical expertise and includes our company name. We will be using a version of this on our business cards and will eventually incorporate it into our website.
Give us a call if you are in the neighborhood.