The best people

Some of the best people who work at CRC never get a paycheck. They have no benefits and and they never ever complain about the lack of either. They’re the work crews from the Davidson County Sheriff’s Department and CRC would have a hard time living without them. The sheriff’s department provides crews to Davidson…

We love the Baptists

The burly boys from the First Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia, are at the airport warehouse this morning, unloading new dressers and nightstands from a furniture truck that drove all the way from Wisconsin. It’s a trans-American day here. We’re pretty excited because now we have stocked an entire house-worth of new furniture for flood…

Still drinking

The Chicks are not much for the traditional Christmas luncheon. We are all about the traditional Christmas cocktail. With appetizers. Heavy appetizers. Here’s Kim, Betsy and me. We seem to have latched on to Sambuca as our go-to cocktail and appetizer establishment. We are all about the Buca Beignets, puffs of dough stuffed with mozzarella…

Thankful

Yes. I am thankful. More than usually thankful this Turkey Day. It’s been an amazing six months. And even though CRC, the building, was converted into the Toxic House of Poo, most of what’s happened since the flood in May has been astoundingly positive. Let’s just take a quick jaunt down memory lane to visit…

Flood fatigue

Those of us who are making flood relief our number one activity these days are starting to get a little tired. Just a little. And grouchy. Just a touch of that, too. There are several irritants, not the least of which is the fact that many people in Nashville and most people in the United…

Lexington barbecue

Tom Morgan and Billy Hunt are my favorite people today because yesterday they fed me Lexington, N.C., barbecue and there’s even a little left over in the fridge. There’s a Thomas Harris quote that goes like this: “The world will not be this way within the reach of my arm.” I think of Tom and…

Pico

I understand that at some business establishments there is a rule that pets are not allowed in the work place. Since we have no established work place and very few rules, we have decided to add a new member to the CRC staff. Her name is Pico. Here she is at her desk. She’s very…

We have Garth Brooks’ t-shirts

Aside from the fact that We Are Nashville, there’s a certain advantage to living in this town. And that is the fact that many successful musicians use Nashville as their business base. And they have t-shirts. In the case of Garth Brooks, lots of t-shirts. So we get a call from Deanna Mosher, who works…

We’re the government and we’re here to help

You know the old joke: “I’m from the government and I’m here to help you.” I have just exited FEMA Land and, while a mysterious and somewhat complicated place, it is a place that was full of help and even a few laughs. I entered FEMA Land about a month ago. There was paperwork involved….

We have furniture

We are giddy with excitement, the three chicks are. We have furniture and a place to store it. We are so pleased with ourselves that we decide to have a strategic planning session at Urban Flats. We believe we should treat ourselves when we’ve been good. We now have two warehouses. We’ve been good. Betsy…