Monday, March 27, 2006
An Interesting Day
Well today was certainly more interesting than I thought it would be. We are still yet to have a definite yes on the new shop but we did get a call from the Town Planner to say everything was done and that he just had to have a fire and safety inspection done and once that had been done he would approve our application. We told him that the owner had already had this inspection done and that she has an electrician lined up to install all the fire alarms and exit signs as soon as the approval has been given. The council said they could not find a record of this inspection and that they would be sending up someone from the council to do one. The only problem with this is that the Town Planner is going on holidays on Wednesday so unless the inpsector can do it tomorrow we will have to wait yet another week. Given the fact that the TP was off sick all last week and now going on holidays, a lot of time is being wasted. We only have 3 weeks left to get all the legal stuff (leases drawn up etc) done as the owner of the cottage is going overseas for almost 2 months. When we told the TP this today he said he would do his best to have the safety inspection done tomorrow so he could approve the application tomorrow. If not we will have no choice but to wait until Tuesday 4th April. It's just unbelievable:(

Our new shop will be in Lurline Street in Katoomba, which is the main tourist road with many galleries. The businesses along Lurline have decided to get a group of shop owners together to form a comittee to think of ways to help promote Lurline Street as a great steet to visit when tehy come up to the mountains. We were invited to attend and the meeting went really well. We look forward to attending more in the coming months.

On the stitching front I started Live Each Season today as I think I should be able to finish it in a couple of days. Something I need after stitching MTM for so long:)

posted by Karen's Blog @ 11:09 pm  
  • At 2:30 am, Blogger Carol said…

    Oh geez, it just keeps being a pain, poor you! I still have my fingers crossed! I love your new start :-)

  • At 3:20 am, Blogger Shelleen said…

    You have had to wait to long for everything. I hope that everythng is done tomorrow and you won't have to wait til next week.
    progress looks great on your new start :-)

  • At 8:08 am, Blogger Kim said…

    Sorry to hear about all the complications with your permits. Bureaucy is such a pain! I hope it all gets straightened out soon. It certainly soundslike a lovely location for a business. :D

    Your Live Each Season looks very nice, can't wait to see more. :D

  • At 8:47 am, Blogger KarenV said…

    I like your start on Live Each Season Karen.

    Sorry you're having problems with the shop, hope they get sorted very soon.

  • At 9:28 am, Blogger Heather said…

    Sorry to hear you're still having problems with the shop, I'm keeping my fingers crossed it will be good news tomorrow.

    Your new start looks lovely.

  • At 10:02 am, Blogger Von said…

    Definitely sounds like government bureaucracy! You just can't get away from it - argh!!!!!!

  • At 11:08 am, Blogger zoeandcooper said…

    OOOHHH, the new piece looks very pretty. I can't wait to see more:)

  • At 11:52 am, Blogger Annette said…

    Isn't red tape infuriating? Fingers crossed all can be done quickly. As for Lurline street..great name! Makes me think of a woman from the 1940s, hair in curlers,wearing a chenille dressing gown and smoking.
    Having offended everyone whose name is Lurline.....I'll go now! :)

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