Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Work is Work.

I never really chat about work on here but it's sorta consuming my life at the moment.
So bear with me as I vent just a little.

For those of you that are new around here, I work for the largest wholesale plumbing company in the US, but most homeowners know my company for our high-end Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Galleries. My job as lighting manager is to basically deal with anything and everything that you can put a light bulb in. But my passion is working on the displays in these amazing galleries and drooling over the fabulous light fixtures we get to put up.

 We are gearing up for a major gut and renovation at our main Richmond location. This remodel starts this upcoming Monday and is sort of a big deal. As the last couple light fixtures came down today, the reality of the project hit me hard and that light at the end of the tunnel seems further and further away. The "fun" will really start next week...demo and designing a lighting layout for the new space.

This design process has me both excited and anxious. While the projected construction schedule is currently on my side as far as maternity leave goes...I'm no fool. I know that remodels never go as planned and can just feel it in my bones that I'll be out when this design goes up live.

And that thought scares me to death.

This remodel is my current baby and to hand over control of this massive project, even to incredibly capable and amazing hands, is really hard for me to comprehend. I know this remodel will be the last thing on my mind while I stare at Lucie's tiny fingers and toes but I'm just not there yet. My mind is swarming with lighting trends, fancy fixtures and display orders to place. Thankfully, my support team at work is incredible and I've been able to keep my crazy in check.

So as the construction crew, dumpsters and porta pottys arrive on Monday, I will be starring at construction blueprints, trying to make sense of 8,000 square feet worth of lighting clouds. I will remain calm and remember that I love this part of my job/convince myself it'll all work itself out.

Because it will.
 It always does.
And the project will be amazing!

Ok, enough venting for one day...
Tell me, what are your plans for the holiday weekend?



  1. This is right up my alley. ;) You got this!

  2. Does this mean that you're going to be wearing a hard hat in your next bumpdate post? :)

  3. I can't stop drooling over the cookie (of course) but also that gorgeous blue light fixture! SO amazing! Fingers crossed everything goes well and stays on time for you!

  4. You got this. Go the Ferguson extra mile :) hahaha, never will forget that!

  5. We will be cheering you on from all areas of the country, you got this! Xo, Stephanie

  6. You totally got this! Good luck and we're all cheering you on! :)

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