The lake

The LakeOne of the things that happens when you buy a warehouse in November is that you discover some things the next summer that you didn’t even consider.  Like the fact that the water heater was about to blow up. And the fact that the air filters in the A.C. system hadn’t been changed in five years. And the fact that when it rains the parking lot becomes a lake.

There is very poor drainage at 218 Omohundro and no amount of creating deep trenches seems to help. So instead of the lake being a liability, we have decided to make it into an asset.  We tell our friends and colleagues we have waterfront property. Very valuable. The lake attracts all kinds of delightful birds and it’s become a veritable home away from home for dragon flies.

The lake makes a pleasant sound when cars drive through it. It wasn’t so pleasant when one of the refugee’s cars got stuck in it and four of the World Relief staff had to push it out. But, all tolled, Betsy and I like our lake. When it’s raining, we have staff meetings with the dock door open and just watch the lake get larger and larger. Those poor people who thought they were parking their cars on dry land? Not so much. We just giggle.


About CRC Nashville

Who are we? We are literally two chicks - Catherine Mayhew and Betsy Everett, and a warehouse - the Community Resource Center (CRC). In short, CRC is a non-profit organization that provides household goods, furniture, and appliances to people in desperate need. Think of us as Robin Hoods – without the stealing. Catherine is a former journalist and Betsy is a marketing chick. We are both devoted to acquiring stuff – good stuff, no junk – because that’s what our most fragile citizens deserve. If you have metal desks, televisions that don’t work or underwear you don’t want anymore, don’t give it to us. We’ll sneer at you. If you are companies that have excess primo stuff like furniture in good condition, school supplies, personal hygiene items or pretty much anything else, we’ll be your new best friends. For more information: Fan, Follow, and Friend CRC or Join our Cause CRCNashville - Twitter Community Resource Center - Facebook and Myspace Community Resource Center (CRC) - Facebook Cause

2 thoughts on “The lake

  1. Catherine did not mention MY FAVORITE part of the lake… When others get wet feet from parking there or avoid “the lake” altogether, I am unphased. Why? Rainboots – may new love, beautiful, colorful rainboots. Pictures to follow.

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