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We are Open for Business!

It has taken me a few days to have a free minute to write something about the opening, but here we are. Saturday morning I woke up a bundle of nerves because it was a big day. The opening of the business I have been working on tirelessly for the past few months. I looked at my husband, Adam, and said "What if nobody shows up?" He said "You aren't a restaurant or bakery, you are offering a service. You don't have consumables or anything so if nobody shows up that's OK. I was just thinking yes, but I am so ready to get back to work and help people. So we arrived at the shop, Adam got to work repairing the air compressor because of course a couple days before the capacitor had blown on it. I continued to get things ready.


Finally it was here, 10:00 AM rolled around and we were officially open. A half hour or so went by and we were just organizing some parts waiting. All of a sudden three people walked in and I immediately lit up. The first people who walked in my door were a complete surprise. My high school band director, Brenda Castillo, and her niece Danielle and nephew Dane came walking in. I had not seen them in a long time and they made the drive all the way from New Orleans for another event and decided to stop by and visit me while they were in town. It was a great surprise and we had lots of time to catch up.


After an hour or so, Steve and Cheryl Marchand walked in. They drove in all the way from the Baton Rouge area to see the shop, say hi and wish me luck. I appreciate all of the well wishes and support I have gotten from all of the people I have met along my repair journey.


Once everyone left, in walked my first repair customer. I was so happy, but also hyper focused on learning my check in system and making sure I was remembering all of the steps. An hour or so later another repair walked in. I just cannot express how happy I am and that I am so lucky to have the opportunity to run my own repair shop. I look forward to the future customers I get to work with and hope that I can make a positive impact on the Acadiana area music scene.


My worries were washed away with all of the support I received and the opening went well. Keep the support coming and let me share my talents and work with more people! I really love what I do and I hope that my customers can see that reflected in my work and the experience that they have with me.


Thank you!


Also enjoy this picture from Saturday!


Visitors at Acadiana Instrument Repair
Brenda Castillo and Christina Richard at Acadiana Instrument Repair

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