The Queen of trash

The things that guests don’t see after a major fundraiser. So, Betsy and I went out to Traveler’s Rest today to pick up tables, chairs and other leftover items. And as I drive up the long gravel drive and pass the meadow where our guests parked on Saturday I notice, alas, that there is trash…

Betsy and her hats

Betsy’s going to kill me, but I was going through some digital photos just now and a recurring theme struck me. Betsy loves hats. Too much, I fear. We have, on occasion at CRC, boxes of donations of new items that must be inventoried. This is Betsy’s happiest moment. Inventory. It requires organization and precision,…

Captain Weather Weenie

I am now so sorry that Betsy knows Photoshop. Very, very sorry. However, in the true spirit of magnanimous leadership, I feel compelled to display the ingenious – if slightly misguided – creativity of my staff. I believe the hot dog suit is insulated, so you may be seeing me in full regalia at the…

Pico speaks of heat and denial

As the official warehouse dog at the Community Resource Center, I am sure you do not understand that I listen to every conversation you girls have. Most of the time, of course, it’s very complementary…especially to me. However, I must say, Mrs. Mayhew, that I did not take kindly to the fact that you tried…

Spring at the warehouse

The best thing about being Two Chicks in a Warehouse is that when spring comes Betsy and I can just bust it out. We are not in a traditional business or even traditional¬† nonprofit. We’re warehouse rats. The office outfit of the day is shorts and flip flops. Our lawn chairs are positioned at the…

Girls just want to have fun

Yes, we work in a warehouse. Yes, it’s cold and damp right now.¬† And, yes, there’s a fair amount of toting which is actually a good thing because we can skip the gym memberships. Who needs pilates when you have a dolly and a bunch of heavy boxes containing green pants? But if you don’t…

Not allowed

We have very nice warehouse space for an industrial area. Quiet street, except for the cement plant across the way that sounds a siren every time the conveyer belts rev up to pour cement. Fine dining establishments such as McDonald’s, Wendy’s and the Sonic just up the road. Heck, we even have a lovely view…

Going green…very green

Someone has manufactured a large, large number of extremely large green pants. We were touring one of our partner agencies last week when our guide opened the door to an office filled with boxes of the aforementioned pants. They had been donated. There were not enough large green-pant-loving people for the agency to give them…

Nerds on parade

In our line of work, the thrill of the hunt is finding stuff that our nonprofit partners want and then giving it to them. It’s a good thing to give people what they want. So our warehouse is in a constant state of flux. This is what it looked like in late December, after the…

Ice skating at CRC

Baby, it’s cold outside. It seems even colder when you work in a warehouse which you refuse to heat because you’re just too cheap (except when Betsy begins to turn blue and I relent for health reasons only). Southerners are not noted for their enthusiasm over cold weather. But with 19-degree weather we have snow…