Last night Kristen removed the remaining tile in the downstairs bathroom. Ryan assembled our desk chairs. I painted.
Kristen and I have been painting for days now. So that we are not in the contractors’ way, we put on our painting outfits (they are very attractive), go down into the space, and paint away on the weekends and after the contractors leave at night. (At this point I am convinced we have installed enough wainscoting to circle the sun.)
Although as Ryan pointed out there are struggles associated with balancing building out an office, starting a law firm and prioritizing one’s family, we are mindful of what a tremendous opportunity this is. We are proud to be able to put our bodies as well as our brains into these initial months of FreedMcKeen. We know that everything we amateurs can do in between the contractors’ serious skilled work gets us closer to the goal line of opening our physical office.
Kristen and I live above our office. We run down with our coffee in the morning to answer questions. Although at times during this phase it can be a bit much to have such easy access to the office, it is also extremely efficient for moving things forward.
(Lately we also take down a green smoothie for Brian Nelson, our awesome general contractor, who last Saturday won the Hogsback Half Marathon in an hour and fourteen minutes. His winnings included a pink pig cookie and a piece of chocolate-covered bacon. Brian is a vegetarian, so let us know if you want in on the chocolate bacon raffle.)
We three are really, really lucky to be opening this law firm.
But if you come too close, I am likely to paint you China White.
Here we are, last night: