Friday, October 17, 2008

Adventures in the land of Hobby Lobby

Hello...Remember me? I used to blog once then I went on a
grand Hobby Lobby adventure to Statesboro Georgia...
Let me tell you a little about it or better yet, I'll show you!
This is what a new store looks like before it's fit for the customers to see...
Loads of boxes piled almost to the ceiling! In the middle right you see a man in a red shirt, that's store manager Bob, Hi Bob! This view is from the aisle behind the registers looking towards the lobby doors...Scary huh?More boxes, can you believe it? Where on earth are we going to put all this stuff?!?!
This is the view of what we affectionately refer to as the "Pit", it's the area behind the registers where all the lovely Home Accents items live on those glass tables. Doesn't look so lovely now does it? This shot below is taken from Seasonal looking towards Floral cause I know there are some of you girls who know their Lobby Floor Layouts very well and if dropped in a store blindfolded could easily find their way to any section! Now here we have a view of a Seasonal aisle...What made this particular store set up so rough according to those who have been on more than one is the fact we were setting three seasons vs just one like say Garden. This is the Fall Aisle, one of several...This is a view of a Christmas Aisle but as I would learn in days to come there is actually Wave One of Christmas and Wave Two... Wowser!

More Christmas! Looks like the North Pole threw up in here!
This view below is the scene from the side wall in Seasonal, again looking towards Floral... Now the next picture down will surely scare you!


This is what made me extremely nervous working... See all those boxes? How would a person get thru those? Over the top of 'em? Who knows! But fortunately they didn't remain like this for very long...
I have a few more pictures to share in my next post. I'm just so dog-gone happy to be home again! While this was a great learning experience for me it also was tough to be away from my family for so many long work filled hours. Sometimes those hours were filled with other people's drama too which only added to me missing my family and friends, people who live relatively drama-free lives by comparison *smiles* Isn't it funny how different people handle their stress? I learned things about the people I was around that I really didn't need to know *smiles* When you get that many women together, well, let's just say it ain't always pretty how they behave if you know what I mean...
My method of dealing with the less than nice people I was stuck with was to return to my room and watch HGTV on the flat screen tv! What a treat since I don't have cable at home! *smiles* OK dear blogging friends, this concludes today's tour of Adventures in the Land of Hobby Lobby! Big Hugs to each of you as I've missed you so SO much!


6 comments:

Susie Harris said...

You have no idea how much we have missed you too. Mornings are just not the same without miss Kitty around.
Your store looks like alot of hard work. I would not know where to begin. I bet it's all purdy now with the Miss Kitty touch and all. I know what you mean about woman and there drama. Thats why I stay close to my husband, hehe. Hope you show us shots of your store all done. Anyway... so glad you are back and at home with your sweeties.... get some rest girlfriend! You look like you may need it after putting that store together!

The Berry's Patch said...

Yeah! I'm so glad your back! What a huge project. I bet your tired of HL...if that's possible. Seeing all those boxes of stuff gets me excited. I bet it was fun opening each box. Welcome back!

Darlene said...

WOOHOO, girlfriend I am SO GLAD you are home!!! I would get so excited when you would occasionaly get to comment while you have been gone. I can tell that was a lot of long, hard, hours working to get that store open. Whew...just makes me tired looking at all of those boxes!! Anyway, WELCOME HOME!!!!

Bella Casa said...

Hi Kitty Scraps!!!! Welcome back home!

That looks like an overwhelming job, I bet you were so relieved (and proud) when it was all set up and ready to open the doors!

I don't do drama either...give me good conversation and LAUGHS and I am a happy girl!

I have cable but no flat screen tv, lol...maybe one day!

Bella :)

Shannon said...

All I can say is WWOOOWW!!!

linda said...

I'd give anything if there was a Hobby Lobby here in California! I'll have to wait until next week when I'm in Arizona.

All of those boxes truly look overwhelming...and what a fire hazard, especially in that last picture.