Monday, July 6, 2009

Lots of work!!

Just finished my first Monday and boy am I tired... Mondays used to be slow and boring but now I have a whole new respect for them. Now on Mondays I perform Tank Services while an employee takes care of the Shop and for some reason I figured this would be a normal day but was sadly mistaken. I felt like I was running a marathon all day as I contacted customers to schedule Servicing times, helped customers purchase water, teach Ben how to mix saltwater, and attempt to work through my never ending "to-do" list... Thankfully I gained a new customer today and was pleased to be able to squeeze them in today's schedule! To top it all off, I had to take advantage of today's beautiful weather and cut the lawn when I got home at 8:30. My lovely wife her awesome mother are going to come in to help on Thursday so I can run down to Dallas and stock back up on water bottles! I don't know what I would do without such a supportive family!!!

4th of July at our Store - Cute Fish Tags!

On Saturday, July 4th, Alex's Mom Lori and I worked the shop while Alex went out to do his aquarium services. We got to work making cute price tags shaped like fish for the snacks and drinks that are available for purchase in the shop.
Lori and I had a great time playing with the Cricut Die Cut Machine.
Lori and I also went to Costco to stock up on some supplies for the shop. We bought some new snacks and gum to be sold in the shop.

Here's a shot of Lori and Alex after our day of crafting.
Lori and I had a great time working together on Saturday. I look forward to many more Saturdays at the store with our wonderful families.

Our first day was great!

Our first week turned out great. Alex and I officially bought the All Pure Water store on July 1st. Here is a picture of me and Alex with the previous owners, Jerry and Diane.

A few of Alex's former Numed co-workers came by to wish him good luck. Alex's good friend Zach, who was also a groomsman in our wedding, wanted to give Alex his first dollar at the new business. Also in the picture is Alex's former boss, Chuck.

Zach almost wasn't Alex's first customer! Zach rushed in right before another customer was about to be rung up and bought a York Peppermint Patty. It was hilarious, but the other customer seemed kind of confused as to what was going on!

Here are a couple of exterior shots of the store:
Alex's Mom Lori even took off of work early to come by the shop on our first day.
Lori is one proud Mama. Lori and I helped Alex run the store, as well as train on how to run the registers and the equipment.

Overall, it was a fabulous first day. I am so excited for all the expansions we are planning on doing. And, the customers that frequent the All-Pure Water store are the best! Everyone is so friendly and welcoming to Alex and I, the majority of them wishing us the best of luck.