I know I haven’t updated the blog in quite a while–three weeks, to be precise. What can I say? Starting up a store takes up a lot of time!
Beyond embarking on a one-day road trip to procure store armies for Heavy Gear, I’ve essentially done NOTHING as far as hobby time goes. What I have been doing though has been working (fairly) hard to transform the spot I’ve leased from an empty bay….to an empty store.
Because I’m TERRIBLE at documenting things as they happen, I don’t have much to show in the way of incremental improvement. However, I DID at least take a couple quick movies to show how the store has been coming along.
I’ve already included pictures of the store from the first day I went to check it out and decide if I wanted to put in the offer to lease; those pictures can be seen here.
What’s kind of neat to see though is the very real progress I’ve made from the first “walk through” video (which already showed how the store had been swept and broken ceiling tiles fixed cleaned) through to the third video that I made just a few days ago.
I skipped from the first video to the third to highlight the dramatic change some fresh paint, new colours and store shelves brought to the space. The middle step was done just after we has spent a full day mopping and re-mopping (and re-moppping) the store before we put down a coating of this tile-restoring compound we found at the hardware store. (It wasn’t as good as waxing the store…but it also cost $400 less than waxing the floors would, so I consider that a “win” for us!).
That’s all for now; hopefully the next post happens sooner than three weeks (yeeesh!)…and hopefully it’s more hobby oriented! Until then….