2017 has been a very eventful year for Andrews. In addition to having a particularly busy move season we have performed some really intricate moves and also picked up an extraordinary amount of home delivery business.
With all of the action going on, it is hard to believe that yet another year has flown by!
Even as residential business slows down, Andrews is involved in other types of work. Staff at our Columbus office participated in the “Adopt-A-Family” Salvation Army drive on Monday, gathering toys and donation items for local families in need. According to Katie, all of the staff pitched in and were able to collect an impressive amount of donations this year for families in Central Ohio. Great job, everyone—what a way to give back to the community!
As moving season starts to dwindle, Andrews employees find the time to enjoy themselves and kick up their heels a little.
Holiday festivities began with setting up and decorating the Christmas trees, both in Streetsboro and in Columbus. While this may sound fun it was more work this year than expected … at least in Streetsboro! Here, Mark experiences the classic frustration of when “one light goes out they all go out” on a particular string of lights.
“One light goes out, they all go out!”
The end result? Both trees in Streetsboro and Columbus look wonderful!
Our tree was not complete without at least ONE custom homemade ornament for Kris, our logistics coordinator, whose favorite holiday of the year is Christmas, by far!
The celebration continued last week when our great friends from CSNS bought a special catered meal for us from D’Angelo’s. To Cindy, Cecelia and everyone at CSNS, thank you so much for your generosity—it is always such a pleasure working with you!
The lasagna dinner was amazing!!
The merriment continued as employees opened presents during the annual secret Santa gift exchange. Andrews’ infamous “white elephant” gifts are always sure to make staff smile. In Streetsboro, some of the more memorable items included a blanket needed for a cold office, homemade sausage rolls and pasta, a bath package and plates.
But the grand daddy white elephant prize had to be a United Van lines debut record from 1981!
Yes, one lucky employee unwrapped the gift of a special 33RPM tribute album to United Van Lines titled, “Nice Going United: Music To Move By,” containing a compilation of the best traveling music from the 1970s! Hits included “On The Road Again,” by Willie Nelson, songs by Englebert Humperdinck and Vic Damone, and a great rip off of “Country Roads Take Me Home,” by Lynn Anderson!! The employee here, who wished to remain anonymous, said she cherished this present so much she would put it under her Christmas tree at home and look at it every day until The Big Morning. She even said she would like to collect copies of this record and did a quick eBay search to find just one other United album currently being auctioned at a whopping $9.99!
The runner up white elephant present went to our beloved dispatcher, Jeff, who was so excited—and a little confused—to unwrap a matching 4-piece set of beautifully decorated gold-plated parrot dinner plates!
This beautiful dinnerware, created by local and mysterious Cleveland artist and known only to the public as “e.e. bird,” was homespun on his (or her?) trusty potter’s wheel in an artist’s loft in the bohemian neighborhood of Ohio City. Having created only a small number of these much sought after, limited-edition plates, Jeff was astounded to unwrap the package, only to see these rare dishes inside!
“I can’t believe it. These are incredible!” exclaimed Jeff, who shook his head in amazement at such a find. “My wife and I have been on the lookout for such a treasure. She’ll be SO surprised when I show her!” When our commercial move coordinator, Katie, saw these special plates she oohed and ahhed over them so much that Jeff became protective and told her to back off. The craftsmanship of the 24-karate gold parrots painted onto a beautiful turquoise background are sure to entice anyone to eat anything off of such a find.
I just hope their cupboards will be able to contain such uniqueness!
What wonders do these packages hold?
I bet this is a good one!