Boy do we have some exciting news and things going on! We have finally found a storage building. Over 2400 square feet of space that is ours to fill! The building is a historic building in Astoria, we believe it was a dairy or creamery. We are located in the basement under an existing antique store. The great thing about the space is that there are tons of shelves already built in for easy storage and access to our items. It will also be easy to display our pieces for easy cataloging, selling, and listing.
The best part of all is that we finally get to reclaim our house. I am not sure which I am more excited for! There are three built in office spaces that we have been working on cleaning up and freshening up with new coats of paint. Our faithful furry babies are getting ready to experience their first, "going to work day." I have fixed up the front office for them (and us) just like a cozy living room complete with tv and couch. It will be so nice to be able to take them with us and not have to worry about getting home to let them out, leaving them alone too long, or even feeding them.
The second office space already has a built in wall to wall desk. This is fantastic. There is plenty of space for all of my reference books, computer, photo booth, and wrapping space. The additional built in cabinets will be great for keeping wrapping supplies close by but out of sight.
Then the third "office" space still has to be painted. This is Mark's workshop. His only complaint is that there is no window, but there truly is--unfortunately it only looks out into the storage part. I am so excited for him to have his own place to spread out, have his supplies close at hand, an actual workbench to work on a chair to sit on, and have space to work on all of the projects that I am constantly giving him.
Most importantly, I get to open and sort boxes and items that have been packed away for almost 3 years. I certainly don't remember some of the pieces that I even own, let alone some of the early pieces that we purchased when we first moved here. The very idea of being able to catalog our items, label shelves and boxes, and place things in their own spot is so exciting. I have my label maker packed and ready to go today. Things are getting really real with more excitement to come!