Please don't bury me in cement for asking...

People at both the city of Edmonds and the contractors were patient and professional with my questions.
By Carol Schillios, Founder, Fabric of Life Foundation | Dec 06, 2012

Editor:

I'm writing to express my thanks to both the City of Edmonds and the construction crews for making it possible to open Main St while they finish the project.  We just don't have control over the weather (though I admit I've been doing some dancing to appease the weather spirits!)

Here's what I'm thankful for:  during the initial digging phase, crews kept the dust down by conscientiously watering down the dirt; this cheered me greatly as I hate dusting.

I enjoyed hearing crews laughing together as they worked and this positive attitude extended to their relations with us at Fabric of Life.

People at both the city of Edmonds and the contractors were patient and professional with my questions.

I'm sure there were times they wished they could bury me in the cement they were pouring if I asked one more time, "When will you be done?"

And now that they're wrapping up -- they are finishing soon, right? -- they are being attentive to the smallest details.  Last week, for example, they carefully filled the chips in our shop entrance smoothing cement patches with brushes so it blended.

While our business has been exceptionally challenged (down by over 50 percent during construction) we are among the lucky ones because our shop is run by volunteers.

We've tightened our belts as far as we can though, and we're trying hard to remain optimistic that our community will shop Main Street to help us stay in business (she said hopefully!)

At the risk of being buried in cement, when is the new target date?

 

 

Carol Schillios, Founder

Fabric of Life Foundation

www.fabricoflife.org

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