Well, it still looks a bit of a mess in here, but I have filled one trash bag with junk, have all of Jami’s art and scrapbooking supplies in her own cabinet … managed to persuade her to get rid of a bunch of old crayons she’d been hoarding … threw out a bunch of receipts that were not needed any longer …
It won’t be done tonight, because I am exhausted … but I am well on my way. Did take a few minutes for a little fun. What do you think about the new theme? I’m not computer savvy enough to design my own — this is one of the ready-mades. I like it, though. Has my favorite color (blue), a little cuteness going on, but still simple enough to not hinder reading ease or the photos I like to add from time to time. Love to hear what you think.
I have an appointment with a new client in the morning. I know she’s ordering, but I’m not sure what.
I also got a call from a chemical plant in our area. They need blinds for their training room and were looking for a second quote … the first quote they got was an astronomical $2,500. For EIGHT windows. I don’t know who gave them that quote, but when I worked it up using my product selection, I came up with $1,800. (Some of the windows are very large [one is over 100 inches wide, and 84 inches tall], but not large enough to merit the first quote they received. And let me clarify — they want a blackout shade (cellular) for a glass door … that one treatment is $500, so the other seven windows are $1,300 combined.) I think there are individuals who base their prices on the buyer’s “ability to pay.” I don’t know what your thoughts are on this, but I think it’s wrong. I have products A, B, and C and these are their prices … regardless of who you are or how much money is in your wallet. Mr. (or Ms.) $2,500 must have worked for the government at some point … that whole thing just reeked of $600 toilet seats, if you know what I mean.
The really exciting thing about this is … the purchasing supervisor’s wife has an interior decorating/fabric store in town. She got my contact information from him and sent me an email asking if she could meet with me. Apparently, the blind/shutter folks that she has recommended to her drapery and design clients have not been the most reliable and so she is looking for a new person to recommend. Yay! So I plan to meet with her on Tuesday to show her what I have to offer and give her some business cards for her shop. So that’s a good opportunity, for sure.
Well, I’m off to sleep. After my meeting in the a.m., I have to get back on this organizational can of worms that I’ve opened. If you could see things right now, you’d know there’s no turning back! 🙂