Because most people had January 2nd off as a holiday, this Monday will be the first “full week” of the month. In this business that means we can expect to be very very very BUSY! New week, new month, new year, and everyone’s excited to start it off in a healthy way.
Under normal circumstances this spike in Club usage can be a challenge. Unfortunately for us next week isn’t going to be “normal” at all. We’ve come to a bottleneck in our construction project, and the timing couldn’t be worse! It reminds me of the movie “The Perfect Storm”.
Beginning Sunday evening we’re going to be prepping for the new flooring that is going downstairs. This will affect the main corridor from the front door to the backdoor and the old hallway that goes down to Studio 1 for most of the week. Then on Monday the area over and around our temporary reception area will be getting sheetrocked, so it will need to be closed off. We’re being hit high and low, front to back, and it’s going to be a real challenge.
There will be times during the day when our reception area will need to be moved. We still plan on using the back doors as our main entry, but that too might need to change at times. Fortunately we don’t foresee having to take any equipment out of service, but with so much work going on in the main corridors you’re not going to be able to take the most direct route to get to it. Just think of it as an extended warm-up!
The good news is that we’re getting very close to getting our front entry back. Our new reception desk was already delivered, so once the flooring is down we should be able to make that change relatively quickly. This will also allow us to move the coffee lounge back downstairs where it belongs.
Making it through this next week is going to be a challenging hurdle. But the finish line in is now in sight, so if we can all keep focused on that-rather than on the temporary inconveniences-we’ll be just fine.