Tuesday, August 19, 2008
You Have to Create Some Problems...
Vaughn Wyant once said that sometimes in business it's good to create problems. Especially when interesting problems require creative solutions. I think I just created a problem to deal with. Let me explain...
A few weeks back I stumbled into a hot tip on some grain bin siding that was coming out of some office space in Saskatoon. My first inquiry about the material didn't go anywhere, but yesterday I received a call from the building owner saying that the material was up for grabs, but I had to go pick it up today.
So this afternoon was a salvaging mission. Net results: 4 vintage sliding barn doors, 4 nicely weathered barn door tracks with rollers, and 3 sheets of grain bin siding complete with the door assembly.
"So what's the problem?" you ask...I needed all this material 3 weeks ago before we went and salvaged other barn doors and bought both the sliding box track and grain bin siding from the Co-Op Farm Center.
The question now is...what's a guy to do with extra barn doors and grain bin siding? The answer is forthcoming. As of now, I think the barn doors will be reworked to become window coverings, but, as I tell Carrie, all plans are subject to change...like our move in date (2 weeks).