So, we're shooting for mid-October to open Doug's practice.
The paint is on the walls and the new carpet is on the floor. The equipment is arriving and being installed and the security system is secure.
The couch and chairs are on the way and should be here late next week. And although I've gotten some art, I need to order a few more things and put things on walls. (I want the couches and all equipment in before we hang anything.)
We've hired an office manager and are (just now) looking for two dental assistants.
Oh, and I've subscribed to a bunch of magazines using YOUR suggestions;
Highlights for Children
The Children's Friend
National Geographic for Kids
National Geographic (not for kids) (Doug picked the N.G.'s!)
Newsweek (for me)
and maybe a few more I can't remember.
Vegetarian Weekly perhaps? No, probably not.
(And now I see I need to add Reader's Digest to this list. Yes, it may be a tiny bit nerdy, but I love it and I've loved it since reading it at Kristen Atkins house in high school!)
Yesterday, we had a meeting with our super hip web designer about Marketing. (He tells me we don't say "hip" any more. That's how hip he is. He knows stuff like that.) We're going to put new (awesome) signs on the building. Possibly do a one-time mailer announcing our "Grand Opening", plan some contests and campaigns, and give away some cool stuff. (Like a Wii or something.)
Things are coming together and it's getting exciting! Hopefully, it wont be too long before Doug has a full schedule and enough income to pay the lease! (Without accruing more debt. Which seems to be a specialty of ours. Dave Ramsey not withstanding.)
So anyway, today I realized: We've ordered a bunch of different stuff. But we haven't purchased a single TOY for the kid waiting room! So I went on a little shopping spree.
Since we have a vintage/retro theme going, the first thing I thought of was the old school Fisher-Price toys they've re-released at Target. Target doesn't seem to have any currently so I checked Amazon. Unfortunately, when I started reading reviews, it seems that the new versions have replaced wood with plastic, now require batteries, and are basically junk.
So I went to e-bay and bought this:
And, it's possible that I have a bid in for the Fisher-Price Music Box T.V.
Of course, I bought some new stuff too. (Mostly from Amazon.)
2 different Schylling retro style wind up robots:
I WANTED to buy the Embossed wooden blocks;
I'd ALSO like some wooden animals with wheels (I've found some on Etsy) but they're expensive and I haven't seen any I LOVE yet so I need to keep looking.
Now for the older kids, I think it would be super cool to get an old school Pac-Man arcade game. And maybe we will when we're rolling in dough. But for now, we're getting two Play Station 2's and some games.
(There will also be a T.V. playing Phineas and Ferb in the kid area.)
So now please tell me--what do we still NEED??!?
What am I missing?
What should I send back?
And is it an unwritten LAW that all dental offices have a wire/bead/maze thingy? Should I buy one immediately???