Dear Friends, I'm sharing this with you because everyone keeps asking when will we FINALLY open? WHEN?? Well, there's been a setback because OF COURSE there would be one.
Tuesday was moving day for MoBu Kids. We were so excited to clean out the storage unit, start organizing the equipment, say hi to some friends we haven't seen in awhile, and get things ready for you, our customers.
A few days before the move, The MoBu Spouse came by to admire the new space.
We debated the merits of where to place certain items and he jokingly told me that we were going to need to downsize because we had too much stuff for this smaller space. I laughed and said we would rotate chairs in and out.
On Tuesday, the movers noticed that some things were damp and getting progressively wetter the further into the storage unit they got. Crud. The sprinklers leaked into our interior climate controlled storage unit and onto our things. So many things.
Our reception furniture. Ruined.
Foam climbers, slides, blocks, steps. Ruined.
Dolls, stuffed animals, costumes. Ruined.
Books. This was the worst for me. Boxes and boxes of books had to be thrown away. I remembered reading those books to your kids. I remembered reading those books to MY kids.
Arts and crafts supplies, office supplies,
The picture below is the big stuff that had to go, but overall a small portion of what actually went.
Instead of organizing and detailing the new space, I have been going through each box and bin and painfully deciding what can be salvaged and what must be tossed. Every item needs to be wiped down with a bleach solution.
So where are we now? Exterior signs are ordered, the phone will be reconnected this week (same number!), and I hope to have a soft opening next week (squee!!). Once I get us back online, we will start processing birthday parties for October and beyond.
I thank you all for your patience and understanding.