Here’s the top 5 for the week ending 02/01/2014!
1. Business license for thrift store. We met with the great people that run the City of Midfield last week, last Monday evening. They are all gracious and kind, and extremely easy to work with… as well, they are as excited about the new store as we are. Amidst claps and cheers and fist bumps, our business license was approved. That’s a pic to the right- you’ll see it hanging in the real store in just a few weeks as the renovations are complete.
By the way, we have a website in the works for the thrift store at www.TheVillageThrift.net . There you can find info about drop box locations, store address, etc…
2. We met with our insurance adjuster, our contractor, and received final numbers for the renovations on the “flooded” hall. Work has begun, in fact!
Last Friday the sprinkler system guys were out… and just about have their work complete.
This Tuesday, the contractor will begin making preps in the shower area…
Perhaps later in the week we’ll start demo-ing floors.
We’ll take plenty of pics and keep you posted on the progress.
3. Met the police chief in Midfield. Chief Belcher (aka “Greyhoud,” a name that goes back to his quick feet, chasing the “bad guys” through the alleys and around the streets) is a humble man who loves the city and loves the people. He was kind enough to give us some time to introduce ourselves to him. We look forward to working with him.
The introduction came in handy when a few days later a few of our own guys set our own alarm off in our own store and his cars came by!
4. Turkey roast miraculously appears in the freezer. Jonette swears that she ran out of food last week (our Sysco delivery supply truck usually comes Wednesday). We were down to nothing. Well, not “nothing,” but not typical dinner foods. She was preparing to have the kitchen crew cook eggs and other breakfast foods for dinner when she went to the freezer and found turkey roast for 100-plus people…
She never bought it.
She never ordered it.
She never saw it come in.
But, in her words… miraculously… everyone had one of the best dinners they’ve had at The Village.
5. Storm updates… Just a quick shout out to the drivers at The Village. Due to their tenacity last Tuesday evening (driving until 1:30 am in some cases), Alfonzo, Richard, and John were able to get every resident- except for one- in for the evening.
Abraham, the one they didn’t retrieve, was at McAllister’s Deli / UAB location. Apparently, they worked late serving people near the hospitals… Abraham opted to spend the night, got up to work the next morning, then made it home later in the afternoon, on Wednesday.