business update

Alive Update…can you help?

Last night, a friend inquired as to the progress being made on the website. Here’s the answer. We’re looking for a photo that will provide the background for the homepage. Maybe you can help. What I’m looking for is a high res photo from the inside of a wooden barn. The view would include the double doors open wide in the center of the photo with a window to the right. The walls on either side will be in view as well as a few of the rafters above the door. I’ve even looked for an old barn I could photograph myself and have yet to find one appropriate. I’ve scoured the web for hours on end and found stuff close but not really what I’m looking for. I’d appreciate any help.

Alive Update

I left a house full of sleeping teenage boys and one sleeping beauty to go to the day job. They’re all heading to the Chatooga this morning for a day of trout-fishing, hiking and mountain boarding. They’re bringing along some of our friends from homegroup, Deneen, Kirstie and Lydia. (That’s gonna be one packed out Sport’s Utility Van!) I’ve got a deadline hanging over my head so I’ll have to try to find some adventure in the midst of this chaos. Usually it finds me.
With the little time I’ve had to spare, at breaks and lunch, I’ve been having some conversations with a couple of guys interested in helping us out with the website. I’ve discovered that my level of creativity may just be beyond practicality. I’m learning to accept that little word, “compromise.”
We got rejected by another company for dealership, again due to the fact that as of yet we have no brick and mortar. This policy which seems common to almost all is designed to protect the Mom and Pop shops. I’m a big fan of the non-conglomerate, non-corporate, little guys. (For Pete’s sake, we are one!) I appreciate their efforts to take care of these guys but we need a break, here. We’re so grateful for the Ground guys who’re willing to grant us a dealership and put up with our junk. (Thanks Matt and Matt! You guys ROCK!) So now I’m obsessed with finding a loop-hole…maybe an existing business in our area that could rent us a back room or a broom closet or something really cheap. I’m also wondering if instead of pursuing these dealerships we should be investing out time and resources into our t’s which was kind of the point to begin with. Hmmmmmmmm. A man makes his plans……
Anyhow, this project won’t complete itself. Hope you guys have an amazing Fourth. It was for freedom He set us free!

We’re Back!

Wow, we’re back. It’s Monday morning and we hit the ground running. What was supposed to be an easy week is panning out to be more insanity for the day job. This past week was a blast and more so than ever we need a vacation from our vacation. We’re wasted and back in the grind. Here’s where my life philosophy gets tested…during the monotony and drudgery of daily life. Can I live truly alive in the midst of this? God willing.

While we were in Blue Ridge I kept a journal which, of course, could be aptly described as the ramblings of a madman. I think it’ll be interesting reading for those of you who are curious. I’ll begin posting the entries from that journal daily (10 days late) starting tomorrow along with some killer pics from the week.

Last night I got a phone call from my dad who told me that Mark McD, a friend of the family, had called. He had visited the site and said we need some pics of the product up with pricing. I agree. I so agree. Problem is, right now, the budget only allows for that crappy homemade page that’s up there right now. Takes money to make money goes the old adage. Anyhow, I still appreciate the input and all the encouragement. We’ll continue to pursue getting that dream site done but in the meantime, be patient and join the journey as we keep you updated on our myspace and virb accounts.

thanks again!

david l.

Mountain Sports Festival . The Day Before

It’s 1:53 pm on Friday and I’ve been up since 3am. I’m going nutz! Picked up banner from Signs-Plus (Great job, Glenn!), t-shirts from Brady’s (Way to step up, Ricky!), product from Ground Industries (who’ll be at the Mountain Sport’s Festival this weekend doing demos and also selling boards), and thank you Yeshua (and Maverick Label) the bumperstickers arrived and look pretty doggone good. Thank you Amber for taking my crazy designs and turning them into something these aforementioned guys can use. I spent way longer than I should’ve trying to create a “under construction page” for the website so there’d be something to look at when people, hopefully, visit it. Guess what? After two hours of trying it wouldn’t upload. Yeah. So I bought a site-builder from Go daddy and fought it for an hour or so. Arrrrggggggh. Don’t like the site builder at all! Sorry it’s so lame but if I can find someone to build what’s in my head, you’re gonna love what’s coming! Well, I’ve gotta go dump our old refrigerator. We got a new one! Woohoo! You’ve no idea what a good thing that is. If you’re reading this hope to see you…or meet you tomorrow.
7 more days and we’ll be on the Toccoa River for 7 blissful days of canoeing, trout-fishing, hiking, exploring and soaking in a hot-tub. Awwwwwwoooooooo, yeah!