It began in the spring when we, as a team decided the flow in the office was not working. The doorway was congested and things were to high for some kids, and visibility for doorways was to restricted. Blueprints were made (on graft paper), changed, added to, changed again, and things added (that we didn't want), and things taken away. Time lines were discussed, and plans were drawn up. Last day of working before summer break was spent packing, culling, dusting and organizing until the office was ready for "Reno's".You know, when you haven't moved in ages.. you just gather a lot of junk.. and our office is the dumping ground for a lot of things. You can see in the above pictures... we have a lot of stuff.. and the green tape on the floor represented some renovation notes... measurements and markers.
By the end of the day on that last day... everything was in boxes, and we said a final good bye to our blue counter and the old messy office.
Well, all summer... I stopped in the office.... nothing was started... every week.. wondering.. worrying.. wishing it was done and over. And then... we got the word... it just wasn't going to get done. So many other things needed to get done across the board.. and so few workers and so little time... we just didn't make the cut. Secretly.. I was so relieved. There is just so much to do in August and September.. and to have a new office to content with was stressing me all summer. So... the promise was it would get done over the Christmas Break... to which we all gave a knowing (not likely) nod!
|packing boxes on the last day of school before Xmas Break.|
So we packed our boxes once again, and stacked them in the middle of the office and said good bye once again to our dingy cluttered office with its yellow walls and blue counter.
|The set of windows as you walk in, and the door way with old blue paint!|
|The counter with the step up.. hiding 20 year old wallpaper!|
|The first new door which is between the two sets of doors coming in the building.|
|So you can compare, see what the old office looked like below.|
|What the office windows looked like before.|
|The second door is taking shape with a peep window too|
|The old doorway will be no longer|
|The door way is coming out|
|Its taking shape.... this is where the old door way and is no longer.|
|We have to put things on the wall, and a charging station is being created for the walkies... bulletin board hung.. you know.. just lots of little things to do.. but I couldn't wait to show all of you.|