We've pretty much completed a large relocation in the Palos Verdes area of Southern California, a newly built 14,000 square foot home.
An organizing colleague asked us to be part of her team, but her actual attendance was impossible due to another obligation. All the more important that she brought the right people onto the job, folks that would work well together. We were in charge of unpacking, beautifying and organizing various areas of the home, including the butler's pantry, gentleman's closet, sweater closet, golf supplies, bathrooms, a breakfast room, parts of the three-car garage, and a holiday storage room.
Now that the job is complete, here's a note the lead organizer sent to me this morning:
"Thank you again for your professional and energetic commitment to making the [name omitted] relocation project a HUGE success. As you know, [name omitted] were delighted (and blown away) by everyone's contribution. I look forward to seeing the [name omitted] home now that all the furnishings are in place, and of course, to witness first hand all the great organizing [name omitted] has been bragging and raving about.
As I sit here typing this memo, I am struck by the thought that I am a bit sad not to have been able to work on this project with each of you.
I always enjoy the energetic buzz that a project like this ignites when a group of self-starting and creative organizers pull together, for the common good, to bring order (and beauty) to any given situation.
[Names omitted] are pleased, delighted and grateful. So am I.
One of Mrs. [name omitted] final comments to me was that we are definitely a group of "true professionals." Thank you again for your integrity and professionalism in making this project a complete success and for representing yourselves, my company and our industry in such a positive light."
Picture above, where Hawthorne Blvd. dead-ends into Palos Verdes Drive West, courtesy Flickr