Maybe I’m playing around too much…but

These are my new favorite boyfriends – John Madole and Andrew McAlister from American Constructors and Slade Smith from BEM. If you’ve been reading this blog for very long, you realize that I have been playing fast and loose the last few weeks. I’ve acquired many new boyfriends and one girlfriend who are angels sitting on my shoulder. They have cleaned out our warehouse, given us free warehouse space so we could give emergency supplies to flood victims, and donated architectural services.

My new boyfriend, Slade, is going to make all the bacteria that’s in the building go away. He sent a six-page report that could basically have been titled, “There Be Dragons Here.”  There were lots of numbers. Here’s his conclusion:  “Overall, the surfaces sampled indicated the majority of the structural substrate materials were biologically contaminated and considered FAILING.” Wow. In capital letters. We didn’t simply fail. We FAILED! So the people in the white suits are coming next week. Betsy and I have been banned from the building. We’re actually pretty happy about that.

My new boyfriends, John and Andrew, are going to put Humpty Dumpty back together again. They’re the general contractors. They’re going to take the architectural plan from Beth Phillips at Street Dixon Rick and make it happen. They’re going to give us windows that open and offices that work and a conference room area that will also serve as a training area.  It’s going to be pretty. And, let me assure you, this is the first time in CRC’s 25-year history that it’s ever been pretty.

So don’t chastise me for playing around a  little. I know I was raised better than that. But John, Andrew and Slade are hard to resist.


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 “Maybe I’m playing around too much…but

  1. Ladies, your comments are hilarious, made me laugh, and definitely make our business even more enthusiastic about donating supplies to the wonderful Community Resource Center. Particularly in times of crisis, it’s good to laugh a bit. Hope you get many more boyfriends and girlfriends to help with the facility! Good Work!

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