When we arrived in Plymouth, the work on our new office space had only recently been finished. Some walls had been removed, others had been added, and everything was painted. Other than that, it was a blank canvas. We started getting deliveries the next day: office furniture, filing cabinets, and bookcases were the first to arrive. Soon, we were on a first-name basis with the Sergei, the Staples delivery guy. The next day brought a shipment of 13 boxes of office supplies, and before we knew it we were covered in boxes. We made several trips to Ikea for shelves, toys and furniture. Our last big shipment arrived when Sergei delivered 35 individually packaged chairs ready for us to assemble; neither of us was very pleased. When all was said and done, we had about 250 boxes and an area of 10ft by 10 ft by 8 ft full of empty boxes.
We visited many bookstores and toy stores in the area to make sure that the center would be a fun and happy place for kids to visit. Stephanie spent hours on Pinterest finding cool ideas for the kid’s rooms and the rest of the office.
We had a lot of help from some of the therapists and some of CARD’s people from California as well. After several weeks of hard work and manual labor, we are very pleased with our new office. We hope that you like the new center and we look forward to seeing you here soon!