Behind the curtain: Moving day

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As we move from blather-only to the blather and work stage of Our Little Project, we’ll offer occasional war stories and entrepreneurial insights as a regular blog feature.

Although we took possession of our office space last week, today is the true "move-in" day. After a morning of phone work, we’ll be picking up a U-Haul and making the rounds to the various homes, friends’ offices and used furniture shops from which we’re procuring our furniture, eventually wending our way to the office.

I’ll allow a moment of pride in our bootstrapping here: On Thursday, we’ll have fully functional office space in a nice location, furnished well enough that we’ll be quite comfortable. (The only holdup right now is our DSL installation.) And as of Thursday, we’ll have spent a total of $531 on facilities and equipment. And a good chunk of that is the commercial insurance required by our lease. That also includes estimated rental on the U-Haul. To be fair, there will be install bills to come later from SBC, but I still think that’s pretty good.

We couldn’t have done it without the kindness of some of our true friends and associates. I think we’ll be saying that a lot in the next few months.

Mike Orren is the Chief Product Officer of The Dallas Morning News; President of Belo Business Intelligence; husband to Crystal Orren; and a Mungarian at Munger Place Church in Dallas, TX. All opinions herein are mine alone.