by Amanda Guy
Hey Everyone! Happy Friday and a very Happy Oktoberfest to all of you! Especially to all of you beer lovers out there. This week's post will be a little bit different than most as I'm going to spend a few paragraphs talking about our office space and what things are shaping up to look like in here these days.
Normally I go off on tangents about what we've been working on, what type of work our clients are bringing in the door, this and that, etc.. and so on! But this week I want to brag about how badass our office is!
Most of you who have worked with Wheelie and have stopped by the office for a meeting or two, know that our space is a little cramped. We love our office space--don't get me wrong-- we have a super rad rooftop deck that we can hang out on, and we all get to work really closely with one another. But sometimes that's also a major issue. Everyone has had one of those days where they're like, "Get out of my bubble or I'm gonna snap!" I don't care how nice you are; sometimes you just need a space to call your own and to work without your leg bumping the table and messing up something your Operations Manager is working on because you shook the whole table.
So this brings me to the whole point behind this blog post this week. (slow fade in to Monday morning as we all roll into the office.) Dan and I sat down at our glorious kitchen table where we've managed to work for the last 4 months without too many problems. I'm not saying we ever were upset with each other, we were just worried that every time one of us bumped the table the other one might be annoyed with it. And then Lisa has an adorable little cubby, well it's not really a cubby, but she comes in everyday and basically wedges herself in a corner with her desk and dining room chair trying to give all of us enough space to move around the office.
When Dan arrived, he immediately told us that he discovered two heavy duty desks in new condition at Soroptimist. We're looking for a bigger office space and have been holding off on furniture upgrades until we find one, but this offer was too good to pass up. SOLD!
Cut to Lisa, Dan, and myself bringing two trucks over to Soroptimist and trying to lift these seemingly "small" desks into the beds of our trucks, #WHYIWAVE. You know that when you're breaking a sweat in 60 degree weather trying to simply lift a desk into a truck with two other people, you may have gotten yourselves in a little over your heads. We're pretty sure these things are made of lead.
We made it back to the office with two extremely heavy desks, unloaded them, spent 20 minutes trying to figure out how to get the bottom drawers out so we could carry a less-heavy desk up the stairs to the third floor, and then orchestrating our plan of attack on how to get them into the office. By the time we got one desk up the stairs, we all had sweat pouring off of our faces, and it was time to attack round two. Eddy was tied up watching the whole thing. He seemed pretty worried since he was yelping at us all, probably trying to tell us that we should check on our Workman's comp status before trying to lift a second desk up all these stairs.
After roughly an hour, we finally got both desks up the stairs and came to the conclusion that it was lunch time and there was no way we'd be able to rearrange the office until Wednesday. The desks spent the night on the deck, and we all had this feeling of buyers remorse. The thought going through my mind (and I'm assuming both Dan and Lisa's minds as well) was that the desks were comically large, weighed enough that we could hide behind them should a bullet fight ensue, and we maybe got ahead of ourselves for buying them in general.
On Wednesday, we were determined to get the place organized. Let's get the kitchen table we've used for the last few months out, and these huge desks in. Dan was walking around with a measuring tape most of the day, and our Media Coordinator, Stella, was hit with the task of cleaning the desks to make them move-in ready.
By mid-afternoon on Wednesday we officially had our mega desks! It was glorious! All of our lifting, sweat, and tears were totally worth it! I no longer have to draw sketches for projects on top of my keyboard, and we have drawers where we can store all of our files and design catalogues. While we are still on the hunt for a bigger office, we finally have a space that we're totally in love with right now. And within that space, our very own personal spaces that don't make this tiny office seem so tiny anymore. So thank you Lisa Slagle, and thank you Soroptimist for letting us come and pick up our new-ish desks this week.
If you're in the neighborhood and you want to come say hi and check out our new space, feel free! The only problem is that if you do that you're required by Wheelie Creative Inc. law to bring beers with you. Just saying! Happy Friday friends, family, and clients! Hope you all have a Wheelie fun weekend and don't forget to stop by the blog next week for another round of A Wheelie__Fill in the blank__Week.
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