The Lift Garage

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Another Calm Day

  Well it has been busy in the Lift Garage with lots of appointment and cars to work on but it's not as hectic in the front. I have to admit it is fun to have some time to relax and take in the sunny days even as winter fastly approaches. It is quite interesting to be out in the front and have the sun glaring in and then walk outside to the freezing cold.  As a non-native Midwesterner is something I have to readjust to. Anyways i just hope we are able to get things moving and do the best we can

No Time to Rest.... But Maybe For Lunch

It has been non stop going of things needing to be done but also just answering phone calls or other duties. Although we did all take lunch earlier then yesterday so we are getting there. It was a little stressful but at the end things started to dial down and got most of what we needed to done. It was also fun even with so much happening, but on the shop sided was more stressful with now two techs out. Truly appreciate my fellow staff members and excited to have so many new volunteers joining the Lift. Well have a great weekend and stay warm

So Much to Do

Well being out for two days felt horrible mainly because I couldn't come to work and I really do enjoy coming in to the Lift. I did get other stuff done that I needed to, but felt odd not being able to talk with the team and do my morning walks. I am glad to be back even got to work early out of excitement. It has been very busy with one tech short, but we are making it work and it gets me back into the pace of things. Just can't help feeling joyful working here and ready to continue making the changes and programs as a volunteer coordinator. Now to get back to work.  

What else can I do?

Today is one of those days where I really wish I could do more for both staff and customers, but can only move forward. I can do only what I am capable at or be accessible and ready to do what I am need to. Then having a morning meeting through my day off a bit just because I get so use to routine. So coming to work with a full room was overwhelming and felt like I needed to get to work immediately. No time to put anything away, but more of just my personality then being told to do so. Glad we have committed volunteers who give their time and help here. Everyone I have had the chance to meet have all been so nice and great to work with. Truly grateful to all the people I work with and sad to think my year is almost half over. Still got time to finish projects so that's what I'm off to do

Happy Halloween

A favorite holiday for a few here at the Lift Garage and giving candies to customers in today. It is one of my favorite days because Day of the Dead is also almost here. I happened to make candy skull and paint them but I digress. It was a very calm day we even got a sweet treat from one of our tech's mother who baked some pastries. Then a customer also gives us more pastries we truly are spoiled. Can't help but enjoy the fellow customers who call or come in to the Lift Garage. Well to another fun day at the Lift

No Stopping Now

It's been a really easy day so far where we actually got a lot of cancelations and thankfully got a few people in to fill those slots. It has just been one of those go and move days. I am glad to be in the front, but it still feels really new and intimating but I know I can do it. A slow starter but once I go, I go. Hopefully we get more of nice calm days and continue to work effectively and efficiently

A Good Day

I love today apart from doing good work we also got donuts from a woman on Tuesday then another box of donuts from a shop volunteer. We are spoiled from all these kind people and is a nice treat for those able to have one. We have been really busy, but like everyday it is a new start and hopefully we catch up. To a sweet day and have a good Wednesday all

Things are Moving

Today is one of those where I had to rest so I came later and wow did we get things going. It was not a typical morning I can tell you that we had one less staff but it was a learning experience if anything. I am glad I came in at noon feeling a lot better and ready for action, but did feel bad I didn't come in. I know I got to take care of myself, but the workaholic in me just wants to work not rest. I knew the rest would do me good and glad to be at my 100 percent again to get things done. We had a slow week, but now we are getting back into the groove of things. Now to just keep this good vibe going

Never a Dull Day

I have to say it still amazes me how go in the moment type of place the Lift Garage is. Where we just roll with whatever happens or what we are given and it leaves me thankful really. Glad I got the chance to come work here and optimistic of the great future the Lift has. One day at a time is something I really started to value since the Lift, because really we can only go and move as time does. Also glad that my voice isn't too bad where I can talk, but will rest up to come back tomorrow as healthy as I can.  Until the next time

Time Flies

I feel this week has been non stop the days do go by faster, but we do have bigger jobs. I have been learning more about cars which is helpful of knowing parts and models. I still have a lot to learn, but I am trying at least. I love that I get to work on something I have no prior knowledge and get to learn on the spot. Plus having co-workers who help explain things I have no clue about really helps me out to better help customers. I am only human and have my limits so being a team here is the best. Very proud and fortunate to have such great people to support me and our customers. To better tomorrows

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