28 March 2008 - 1:28A Heartfelt Thank You
I’d like to express our gratitude for all the sympathies everyone has contributed. It really means a lot to us.
As you may imagine, it’s been pretty tough to get excited about things lately. I’m starting to feel a little less bummed out, as the pain of our loss diminishes, and I remember the happier times with Dagget. He was a great dog. Well travelled, he had many friends, and enjoyed a great many activities most dogs will never get the chance to do. Only now do I realize just how sick he was, and how our schedules revolved around his failing health. There are a great many empty parts of the day now, where I would have been taking care of him. It is weird and lonely. But it was his time to pass on, and now it’s time for me to let go. I choose to remember him in his prime, when he would all of a sudden, yet purposefully, do something hilariously inappropriate.
It has been very difficult at times to figure out what to do with these empty spaces. Mourning is awful. Nonetheless, we have been making progress at the new shop.
Thankfully, the day after was filled with deliveries and things to do. The slatwall arrived unannounced, and fortunately Nat happened to be hanging around to help get it off the truck. I never would have been able to do it myself without causing serious damage to myself or my surroundings. A whole pile of new bikes arrived, including Fisher Superfly‘s and Hi-Fi‘s and more, right after the slatwall.
Anyway, this second round of thanks goes out to all that have helped me out over the last few days. Once again, I could not have done it without you. Jaypro contributed most of his frontal lobe helping me stain the counters, Ponte, DA, Keller, Shaun, all helped with the schlepping and lifting of heavy things, Nat built it or screwed it to the wall straight and level, Mandy unpacked it, Dr Jones expertly applied huge vinyl window stickers letting folks know we’re here while my new sign waits in the permitting process, Joe outsmarted some of the problems that were holding me back and Keiran watched Empire Strikes Back while it was all going down.