Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Well we've got everything off the moving truck and most out of the vehicles. It was an expensive move but we're glad to be here. I got some things brought into the shop and now I just need to start clearing room to setup shop. I'm pretty bummed the arcade machine fell over in the truck and suffered some physical damage on the back and bent one of the joysticks also. Hopefully all the internals are still OK, gonna have to put together and see if it starts up alright. It will probably be a month or two before everything for my shop is ready for operation, so I best get started.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
It's another beautiful overcast day in Forks, Wa, my favorite type of weather. I don't claim to be any kind of vampire, but growing up in Forks I definitely share some traits. Overcast is my favorite weather, I don't like the sun it burns my eyes, and I prefer to be more active at night than the day, and I'm a bit of a loner. I'm still amazed at the spotlight Twilight has cast on Forks, I remember when growing up getting excited if they mentioned Forks on the KOMO news weather forecast. I feel very fortunate to have been raised in Forks, it's a very safe, sheltered, tight knit community where everybody knows everybody. That also made some things harder, when someone lost their life it really hit the whole community. I'm really excited to go back though, back to a slower pace of life, where people work for what they have and don't think they are owed everything or that they are better than everyone else. I won't miss the attitudes of the people in the city, the traffic or the commute. Well back to packing for now.
I am an original resident of Forks, WA born and raised. I graduated from Forks High School in 1996 and have left and come back a few times and I'm going back again. It was 2001 when I last lived in Forks and now I've got a beautiful wife and wonderful son that I'm thrilled to expose to all the wonderful things our little town and area has to offer. We've got a lot of the packing done and finishing up the last days of work. My dad owns the Olympic Sporting Goods store in town and I'm going to be opening up my own little shop within his. It will be called Olympic Tech Goods & Services and will feature mainly computer and electronic goods for sale and will offer computer repair services as well. I will of course also have Twilight goods as well, I'm going to offer as many unique and exclusive Twilight items as I can. If anyone reads this and has suggestions of what they would like to see in the store, let me know and I'll do everything I can to accommodate. I hope to be updating this blog daily when we get down there with Forks and Twilight news and goings on. I'm actually watching Twilight in Forks: The Saga of a Real Town as I write this and I must say I am so thankful for what Stephanie Meyer has done for our town. Being the son of a Forks business owner I know first hand what a hard place the town was in before the Twilight series. There are many reasons that I am moving my family back to Forks, the biggest is because of Twilight, without it it wouldn't have been possible at all. I'm glad that I have this opportunity to go back, my dad puts on a good face, but I know things have been hard on him. A few years ago one of our closest family friends fell off a cliff and has suffered some mental and physical damage. His wife was not able to care for him all by herself, so my dad has taken on a large share of the responsibilities as well, he won't show it but I know it's been tough on him. My dad hasn't really gotten into the whole Twilight phenom but I plan on changing that. The Olympic Outfitters has taken a lot of the recognition from the Twilight series but Olympic Sporting Goods is the real sporting goods store in town. Olympic Outfitters was actually Ace Hardware for many years and I wasn't even aware of the name change until a visit last year. The sporting goods store in the books was not a part of a large grocery store, it is a small family business run by Mike Nelson's dad. Well according to the writings that sounds like my dads shop. You could say I'm a little bitter about Ace Hardware (as I know it) claiming all the glory but c'est la vie. Well it's 2:42am and the movie is over and I still have two more days at my current job so I better get to bed. So, if anyone ever actually reads this please stop by Olympic Sporting goods and say hi to Bob (my dad) and in about a week Shay (that's me) and tell us what would make your Forks/Twilight experience more enjoyable. I hope to see you soon, and thanks for stopping by to read, I hope you come back.