5 days ago
Friday, July 30, 2010
FRIDAY FAST ONES
2. Since some have asked. The business my sister and I are starting is a Home Staging business for people putting their houses on the real estate market. My sister Polly is an interior designer and has been doing some staging and wants to expand that part of her business, but with 3 youngsters at home she is really busy - I am not so busy and have the marketing skills - so it is a good fit!
I am building a website, a blog and writing marketing materials. If I get a full time job, I will not be able to do what I would like to help the business, but I will do what I can evenings and weekends. If I don't get a full time job, I will make the business my full time job and help with the staging and the face to face marketing to Realtors. I will also market my organizing abilities on an hourly basis for people who don't have time to clean closets and cupboards before selling their homes.
3. I went to the doctor about my knee pain and had x-rays. As my sister predicted it is osteo-arthritis, which is the pre-cursor to the cartilage breaking down which leads to the knee replacements which run in our family. I spent time with the physical therapist working on exercises and talking about whether glucosamine really works, she takes it, so I guess I'll keep on taking it, too.
We talked about the new study using stem cells to grow cartilage which they are hoping will mean we can grow our own knee replacements! Someday...
4. Ally is done with summer school so I am going to see if I can haul her to off to the gym with me. Then I need to fortify the fence around my tomato plants because the critters keep stealing my crop. The dog needs a bath and I have a pile of ironing. Oh the glamour!
Have a great weekend!