I have now been at the all new dots and spots HQ for a couple of weeks and despite no time to add my mark yet with pictures, bunting etc it is beginning to feel like mine and lived in!
Card boxes are beginning to empty and are left in a used state!
Half finished projects sit waiting for a quiet moment to get finished. I'm afraid they are in for a long wait as my days are taken over by packing orders rather than making up and organising stock.
My once beautifully stacked tape shelves which were just waiting for my tape delivery to arrive.....
...are now looking depleted and very sad and empty. The delivery did arrive but hasn't made it as far as the lovely white shelves.
Instead all the tape is still in it's boxes waiting to be checked, tidied and info strip added. I am hoping this might happen next week when my friend comes over to give me a hand. I really thought that I would have had the time but sadly it's not happened because....
..... I've been packing up all these orders!
Today however I was interrupted by the fire alarm. When I looked around originally the owner told me that the fire alarms often went off but was nothing to worry about as they were either checks or a false alarm but always leave the building as a precaution.
So imagine my horror when I left my room because of the alarm, to enter a corridor of thick, black, fume filled smoke. I ran down the corridor to my nearest exit thinking 'Oh my God - what if everything goes up in smoke'. It wasn't until I got outside that I saw what had happened.
The guy opposite me had lit some wax to warm it up but in the process had caught the whole tin alight. Instead of putting a fire blanket over it or using a fire extinguisher, he had decided to run the length of the corridor with the burning tin, slopping hot wax along the floors as he went and filling the building with heavy black, smelly fume laden smoke.
It was soon put out and all the relevant people called - very good of them to check I was okay but on entering my room it was evident that black soot was beginning to lie on my clean, white surfaces nearest to the door. It could have been a whole lot worse and I'm so glad the building is so well prepared for such eventualities. I got to meet some of the other unit holders and now know my neighbour very well!!!!
Looks like he's got a long night ahead of him - trying to clean all the wax off the floors!