I’m still here, just too busy to blog much.
I’m looking at getting training back on track next week, I might be switching gyms and timing; Dumbarton Barbell is very, very close to my house (in the basement of Dumbarton Middle), but they have limited hours (3-9 weekdays, 10-1 Saturday). Word is it’s a very cool old school place and the home of the Baltimore Weightlifting Club. While not a weightlifter, I’d imagine that’s a well equipped gym for a powerlifter.
Anyway, that would change my expected AM training to mid afternoon. From a performance standpoint I much prefer mid afternoon, but it’s not as business friendly as mornings. Good thing, my business/everything partner has encouraged me to figure it out because of how close the gym is. One possibility is to just shift my normal day later and train/work later in to the evening. Not much happens in Real Estate before 9AM anyway.
Otherwise, life is good. Things are coming along at the new house, with just a few things undone other than getting all of our furniture. Thus far, not at all impressed with Greenfront Furniture in Virginia. We’ll see if they can make things right, but as of now, they have been non-responsive. Nearly everything we got from them arrived damaged, and they didn’t order any of the items that were not in stock until the in stock items were delivered (??). After spending more than $10k on furniture, I would expect at least some follow up. Thus far? Nothing. So don’t go there to buy furniture. I’ll let you know if that changes.
Slowly integrating in to our business, still building the business plan and marketing. We need to come up with a name. So far, we’re just at Mason/Stagg Home Sales and Staging, but we think replacing our names with a single word that sums up our mission, values, and service would be better for branding. “Awesome” sounds a little presumptuous, though, right?
Once the business is up we’ll have a web presence. We may point this domain to our business site but we don’t know for sure.
Also, if you haven’t yet, check out http://www.mdwinereport.com which is a new venture for me. Just tested it out with some tasting note posts a while back, but I’m going to do much more work in the new year on local wine events, profiles of people in the Maryland wine, food, and entertaining industry, and of course on Maryland wines and wines available from Maryland retailers.