The HUB of our house has always been the kitchen table. When outstretched to capacity, it is a 113 inch massive Farm Table.
It started as a place for candlelit dinners when we were first married, a place to gather with friends for coffee, the little artist’s workbench for different crafts, the laundry folding table, the homework station for the young ones, the central place for prayer, the base for pictures of family celebrations.
|A typical look at our “desk” set up.
The kitchen table has always been my place to do bookwork – a convenient way to multi-task – keep an eye on the kids, watch the cookies in the oven and listen for the drier bell to go off. Not to mention, you can spread your work out easily. With the start of PigEasy, the Kitchen Table has become a hot commodity.
You usually think of everyone having their “seat” at the table ready to eat. Now Katie and I have our “seat” at the table for business. It is a good location for Dave to pop in to answer questions and Ben to pick up order sheets. We have gathered around the table to have product naming contests have prepped some of our products for production, and yes, we still eat at our table. Preparing for lunch includes shoving the piles to the other end.
It is with some excitement that we will be moving the PigEasy office to a new location in town. It is very exciting to have less clutter and less distraction – but I am going to miss the activity around the kitchen table.
We are used to having a “mobile office”. It may be a meeting in the shop, brainstorming on the long drives, or the “feet up for 10” in the living room. We now have an “official office” in our future, but I have a feeling the HOME BASE of the KITCHEN TABLE will still be an active location for PigEasy developments. And if any encouragement is needed, the cookies fresh out of the oven always seem to work.
|Post-brunch product naming contest.