Wednesday, January 14, 2015

L*K move - Part One

duh, duh.....duh, duh, duh, duh.....duh, duh...repeat

What is this? It's the Mission Impossible theme song, of course. I remember it from back in the day (the 60s and 70s), and it still sounds so fresh and energetic in the newer Mission Impossible movies. Here's a link below to the classic Mission Impossible song.

Last weekend we took the first step on our own Mission Impossible-style mission. We began moving the L*K office into it's new little home! This is the "back room" of our current home office. It's where we keep the big boxes of inventory - fresh from the printer. Many of these designs need to have charms attached before they move into our shipping area. We don't need this stuff everyday, so it was a good place to begin our historic move.

Saturday was the "warmest" day of the week, so that seemed like the logical choice. It was 17 degrees when a crew of friends from our Sunday School class at First Church showed up to help. It was sunny, but unfortunately also windy - so a windchill of 3 (above zero, not below!).  Brrrr....but we stayed busy.

Thankfully, Alan pulled our rented U-Haul right up to the office door. L*K inventory boxes were disappearing quickly from the shelves until...the U-Haul was full. Then we made a trip to our nearby office space, unloaded, and returned to do another half load.

Yikes...the bright sun and a nearby tree made our full trailer look like a scary Halloween scene!

Soon the office shelves were looking like this...

and the new office was looking like this.

We rewarded our moving friends with a trip to Braum's - local ice cream shop near our house. Because, of course, ice cream sounds good on a day like this. Actually, everyone stayed warm as they toted boxes to and fro. that corner of our office looks like this - missing shelves and boxes. See those boxes piled against the wall? We use tons of those in the L*K office. They hold all sorts of L*K inventory in our shipping area, and we deploy them for lots of other tasks, like kitting and accumulating inventory before a new product release. These boxes could tell a lot of stories, that's for sure!

Now we're contemplating Step 2 of the Mission Impossible office move. Before we can move our shipping area, we need to get phones/computer/other boring stuff set up and running properly.

Mission Impossible - Part 1 - accomplished!


  1. Have fun with your new space! I'm originally from Oklahoma and one of the things I really miss is Braums. Their peppermint ice cream is the best! :)

  2. Is it weird that while I was humming that Mission Impossible theme I was day dreaming of myself dangling from a wire above and scooping up armfuls of LK STASH and big cones of hand dyed thread? ��

  3. might be weird, Kevin, but you're not alone in this weirdness. not at all.

  4. Wow! That is a lot of boxes! Can't wait to see the new office!