Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Can I Breathe?

These past two weeks have been a bit on the insane side of things.  We had open house at our branch for work last Tuesday and again at our Edenton branch 1 1/2 hours away on Wednesday.  So, that meant that I spent a good deal of Monday, and even some of the previous week, trying to prepare for all of it.  My boss flew to New York (upstate) to pick up a motorcycle that belongs to the company.  But it wasn't just any motorcycle.  It was personally created for Airgas by Paul Sr. and Paul Jr. of Orange County Choppers (OCC).  Tuesday we had a number of vendors here to sell their products (3M, Bosch, Metabo and others).  We were giving out free hot dogs, chips, and drinks.  The Hypertherm Rep even fired up a plasma cutter and let me give it a try!  My boss asked me to come in at 6 a.m. Wednesday to drive the six-figure ( I don't know the exact amount but I'm told it is between $100,000 and $250,000) motor bike to Edenton, NC, help out while I was there, then drive the bike back to Greenville that afternoon.  Then on Thursday, I had to drive the bike to Greensboro to meet someone who was taking it up to one of our stores in Kentucky.  Friday we had full gas inventory.  This week I have been trying to play catch-up from last week, plus it is month-end close out.

On top of all of this,  we have had some chicks hatch, and Mike called me this morning to say that Prissy was having her third litter of kittens (and she's not even 2 years old yet).    She's getting fixed soon.  You better believe I'm taking a much needed break this weekend.  Mike and I will be heading out to my parents Friday morning for the weekend.  I have pics, but they will have to wait till later. 
Hope you all have a wonderful Easter holiday!


Toni aka irishlas said...

You guys have a wonderful weekend and I hope you are able to catch your breath!
Happy Easter!

Chickens in the Basement said...

Hope you had fun riding that chopper! I can't remember what the weather was like last week, but I imagine high speeds on a motor bike would be rather chilly!

Relax and enjoy all of your new babies!

farmlady said...

We use to watch Orange County Choppers on TV all the time. That's a very special motorcycle if they built it.
A well deserved Easter weekend to you both.

Tracey said...

Lucky you! I love OCC, especially Paul senior. Pleased to have you back....have missed you. xxx

The Gaudy Garden said...

You're a biker?

Callie said...

Wow! No wonder you didn't have time to blog. Neat bike. Enjoy your down time and get some rest. Prissy and the kittens should provide you with some good photo ops.

Missy AKA Little Messy Missy said...

Wow you have been busy... take care of the baby kitties!

~Kim~ said...

It does sound like you're managing to fit a tiny-little bit of fun into your schedule with the chopper, but I hope you both find time to catch your breath and enjoy a chocolate bunny or two! Happy Easter!!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Wow- I'll bet that was fun and scary all at the same time riding that bike!! I would have been a nervous wreck!
Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend, Randy!
p.s.- Love the picture of the chickens on the beach! *giggle*

Nekkid Chicken said...

I think I would have been emotionaly wrecked by taking such a high value item for a spin. Hope the world slows down for you soon.

I bet new biddies are eggsciting though.

Take care,

houndini said...

Happy Easter too matey - hope you getfhance to have a welcome break to relax at home - and eat tons of chocolate eggs!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Ok, LOVE This post. It shows how frenetic life can be.

I visited a store in Calistoga, California this week and they had an Indian Motorcycle (1948) in their window. Have you seen one??? YIKES. What a fabulous bike.

My grandmother would roll over if she knew I was in love with a motorcycle.

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island