On the day we started quarantine, my husband Steve was in a car accident which injured his back and that injury is still troubling him, six months later. We have been in Colorado, where he is receiving treatment and care, for most of that time. This is why y'all got to see so much of Amber and Nikki. I have to leave again for Colorado to help Steve with his treatments. We live off-grid out there, which translates to a lot of physical work, and he needs my help. So, with Amber back at her teaching job, Nikki on leave, that leaves our newest team member, McKenley, to hold down the fort. She's doing an amazing job and is a wonderful soul, like all of our team. With her class schedule, that leaves us to be open on Thursdays-Saturdays 10am-5pm, starting 9/24/2020, until I'm able to get back in late October. Once I'm back and Nikki returns, we will be greatly expanding our hours to accommodate holiday shoppers and help customers who want to shop during non peak hours. We are excited about our new finds and think you'll enjoy seeing what is new here.
While I've been back, I've had a lot of customers inquiring about some closures we had during summer. The major closure was due to the actions of the roofers. Roofers came, in an effort in fix minor tornado damage, and removed our roof and ceiling with no notice, no draping, no tarps and created a huge mess. This forced us to be closed for nearly a week during the busiest part of summer and has plagued us with leaks over the last three months. Check out the photos below; the tarps were put in place only after our amazing team member Nikki arrived at work to discover what the roofers had done and insisted on a stop work action until we had time to protect our inventory. If this had happened on a day we were closed, the losses could have been near total. It truly was appalling the extend of damages inflicted by the roofers. The amazing Green Springs team checked every single item in the store and pulled any damaged items. As always, I am proud and thankful for our team; they worked long and dirty hours to get the inventory protected and the store reassembled once the damage was complete. You can count of us to ensure you buy the highest of quality items from us.
Another few random days we were closed so our team could take care of their families and loved ones during time's of need. It is our ethos to support women and that extends to our team members. They will never fear for their jobs if they have to take care of family.
We're going to be around for your shopping needs for quite a long time. Don't worry, we are not leaving Ram Cat Alley. We love it here. We love our customers and we look forward to seeing you soon. Keep an eye out for adorable dogs riding shotgun. We appreciate you.