We made it by the skin of our teeth; on the 13th February at 5pm, a very anxious and frustrated Glynn and Amanda could finally get in to make the salon habitable for clients who were due to arrive at 9am the following morning – no pressure!!!
Where to start? Cleaning, unpacking, ferrying stuff from our make shift warehouse at home and receiving our final furniture delivery (cheers Ray for mucking in); and not forgetting calling or pleading for favours to help us. The cavalry was on it and we achieved an incredible amount in a few hours. Being the clean freak that I am I was concerned that the place needed another full on clean before morning but weariness and an insistence by others that it was spotless allowed us to leave after midnight for a shower and bed.
A very early start ensued with me struggling to fix in the computer and till system – a job we’d completely forgotten about!! Glynn had to hustle some towels and gowns from a local supplier as we had expected them free with our order (oops they came in the higher priced deal). He screeched back to the salon with said items and a dozen red roses for me: a romantic gesture amidst all the mayhem and sleep deprivation, almost reduced me to tears, but as the saying goes the show has to go on!!
The doors opened at 9am: Randle and Randle was born!
It’s been a full on month, lots to learn and deal with, but we’re enjoying the journey. It feels like we’ve moved house; everything is in, but necessarily in the right place for convenience, so things are changing daily making for a more efficient and comfortable environment. We’re confident that we’re giving a quality service and meeting our clients needs. The team is working well together and the atmosphere is very positive. The next 30 days will let us settle in to the business and start to make changes where we think it’s relevant – heaven forbid we should stand still!
BIG THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO HELPED US GET TO WHERE WE ARE – WE COULDN’T HAVE OPENED WITHOUT YOU.
Watch this space for photo’s and comments over the coming weeks