Wow, where do I begin? Things have been crazy around here, crazy good and crazy bad, depending on your point of view, but this is where we are now. I haven’t written since, Wow, August?!, boy does time fly. I’ll try to catch you up and I’ll try to make it short. 🙂
Well, I guess the first thing is the store makeover. Both inside and outside of the store have been completely repainted. Outside we went from this.
I’ve gotta say I LOVE it and I have received a ton of compliments!! Then the inside when from yellow
It was a lot of work but well worth the effort, I think 🙂
In October, Brian and I finally had a vacation! We flew to New Brunswick to visit with my Dad. The last time we had been there, or anywhere for that matter, was 8 1/2 years before when we went out there when Dad got married. It’s not that we don’t want to vacation or anything like that, my Mom and Stepdad are always asking us to come and visit with them in either Calgary or Florida, but life just seems to get in the way.
As it turns out, we discovered that we like to vacation and we like the Video Lottery Terminals that they have just about anywhere you go out there 🙂 We managed to win a few bucks from the machines at the local legion 🙂
Well, we made it home safe and sound and got back into the routine of daily life. Brian back to his nursing and me back to shop keeping. We both love what we do, but it’s good to get away.
So now here’s the crazy bit. I come home and not one, but two of my friends who have (had) stores in town have decided to close. (I’ve shortened the time line a bit to try and keep things brief) One has moved to be closer to her daughters and the other is taking her life back and doing the things she wants like going to visit her family in England over Christmas. I think she said she’s going for a month. Ya just can’t do that and run a store at the same time!
Both asked me if I’d be interested in taking some of their products into my store. I said sure as it works out well for everyone. They aren’t stuck with a house full of inventory, I get some great new products to offer and their existing customers can still find what they are looking for in the same town!
And finally, I have got my famous Christmas Tree up (side down)
So for now thats about it, I guess. Over the next few days I’ll be taking pictures of all the fabulous new stuff and uploading them here so you can check em out and maybe find the perfect Christmas gift for that special someone.