Wednesday, March 9, 2011

WhiteBerry, party of 1

Today is a sad happy day for me. When we came back from holidays on January 6, Sean decided to hire a full time manager for his restaurant and no longer needed to be there everyday. While he had always been a HUGE part of WhiteBerry (hello, could you picture me lifting half this stuff? Heck no!) it was a really fun and exciting time because we were working together everyday. He did all the prep work and some painting, leaving the final touches and photography to me, a system that worked perfectly for the last 2 months. In fact, we have painted more furniture in the last 2 months than I had in a full 6 months last year thanks to the fact that we could take on twice as much client work.

Then last month he got a call from a big international corporation. Over the course of the last month he has had numerous meetings and interviews with them and we decided that it was an opportunity he just couldn't turn down. So today I officially lose my first and only assistant (partner is probably the better term) as he is back to work.

Happy for him and us, but sad for WhiteBerry. I am just about to head out to work and it is a little sad to know I will be all alone. Not because I need the help, but because he was the one helping. Of course he is still here on the evenings and weekends, but it is the end of a little era for WhiteBerry.

Thanks for all your help Sean, it has been an awesome adventure but I know we are just starting another one.


christine, just bella said...

Aww, I'm sorry to hear you're losing your Whiteberry partner in crime, but best of luck to Sean in his new job!

Katie said...

Oh, How sad, for both of you! But how lucky for you to have some one you love who works so well with you! YOu guys are a great family. I enjoy your blog so much, i tend to check in pretty much everyday, and dream about your furniture! sigh, chin up holly! Lots more from you guys to come, i expect!

StarletStarlet said...

I feel you :(

I always admire wife-hubby team and you both definitely has made a strong impression in this world.

I do think that it's such a great decision that you both made, new adventure, new stories, new day for WhiteBerry.

I'm certain that you'll still whip up great things - and you and Sean will always be a great team :)

The S's beach house said...

How sweet! Congratulations to him and also to you guys as a couple, you now know your relationship is strong enough to even work together.

Molly ( said...

I so understand...I am just about to loose my side kick too. He has been working out of our home studio for the last 5 years. I am so use to little lunch breaks together and honestly having him home so I could run here and there in a jiffy. He too just landed his dream job with a large company. Bitter true. It will take some adjusting.
Love your blog!

Dawn, said...

Soooooo understand. My husband only works 4 day work weeks and I STILL would love him home more... he gets me and my creative pursuits and is so fun to have around boosting my ego, snicker. My goal is to have him only working 3 days a week, may see that as a reality in two years, gal can dream right?

Rebecca said...

Bummer! But you guys are the BEST DUO ever!!! At least he finished the closet before he takes off on this new career adventure muahaha! It honeslty sounds pretty exciting having a big company call you up with a sweet opportunity! Send some of that luck my way guys lol! And hey if you need any help at all you know you can call on me anytime! Even though I'm nowhere near as handy as Sean or as strong...I can keep you company!

Anonymous said...

i will come help you lift all of your heavy pieces if you teach me how to redo all of my furniture!

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