Had a chat with a couple of good friends yesterday. The Columbus City Administrator and our Economic Development Director. I think our Administrator has been here a little over two years. Our ED Director has been working a little over a year. We are in the middle of a recession and there are new business’s popping up all over the place in little old Columbus. We have a major development with an old blighted property on the edge of town. A new business in one of the strip malls. Several new shopkeepers downtown. A large state of the art dental clinic under construction near the hospital. A new community based Entrepreneurial/Economic Development Center opening in the fall. And Columbus is being touted a national leader in alternative energy and conservation efforts. That’s all pretty exciting.
Right now our city government is leading the way in community and economic development, energy conservation and downtown redevelopment. I wondered if I would live long enough to see anything like that happen. Hat’s off to my friends Boyd and Steve. Since their arrival things are changing in a really positive fashion and that is great news for everyone in Columbus.
The Show Phaeton is nearly complete. I’m really pleased with the way things are coming along. All the paint work and striping is completed other than a little touch up. The wheels will go on tomorrow.
The seat has been striped and installed. The body is now mounted on the chassis. The existing upholstery and dash look nice. We will be making a new leather bound rubber mat to place on the floor for the drivers area.
The body color is black with a vermillion stripe. It’s looking really sharp.
Dale finished striping the spokes on the wheels yesterday as well. New seals, pack the bearings and install the wheels today. We will go with some new brass caps to dress it up a little bit. It should be sitting on the floor of the showroom by the weekend.
Have a great day.