October 15, 2007
The Great Decision
The historic Pearl street, once home to the finest shopping in the lower Ohio Valley when this town was founded in 1813. There is stil plenty of charm as the area is revitalizing. New Albany Indiana
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Im home in Bella Vista, with my puppy playing at my feet, and the cats enjoying freedom after 7 days at the cat hotel. Annabelle stayed at the vet's, who told me that the girls had her out much of the time during office hours... shes gained some weight and has refined her bathroom manners to the point that she doesnt wait around too long once we go outside. This will be good as the nights are getting colder. I will be putting a blankie on the bed tonight! She has grown and matured a lot in a week. Everyone adored her, and loved her happy personality.
Annabelle has been more affectionate twords me I think because I rescued her this morning. Im sure that she thought herself abandoned...
This connection is going to be more important for us. I came to a decision on Sunday. Everything has fallen into place. I found a place to live in a beautiful golf course developement in the Springhurst area of Louisville
. A fully furnished and equiped two bedroom deluxe apartment will be ready for me on April 1, 2008. Annabelle is invited to join me. In fact if Woody really wanted to come he could bring the cats too, but that isnt wise and we both know it. He would want to play the tourist, and I am spending BIG bucks on this...(the apartment alone is a fortune, but everything is included. I need to bring my clothes, computer, and Annabelle's things, thats it...$1700.00 a month.)I need to focus on learning all that I can, and resting when I can...In short looking out for myself only. That will be enough for me to handle.
The Conner Jewelry School, New Albany Indiana
I gave Charlie Conner a depost on a place in his school
starting April 6, 2008. I plan to work until Easter week, where I will take a personal retreat prior to my confirmation into the Catholic Church on March 23. My only concern now is Woody being on his own for so long and the fact that the school currently allows smoking in the classroom, Charlie being a mini cigar smoker, he smokes in his office but the smell permiates the room. He says he's trying to quit again I hope and will pray that he does, his lungs sound terrible...Six months of this will be tough, at 35 plus hours a week, but this is for life... my life and you only have one shot at your dream usually...
Im getting a second chance... It thills me and frightens the daylights out of me. But I have learned from my mistakes, and I am vowing not to repeat the worst of them.
I have a second one and I am going for it
It is not going to be easy. The risk is huge. John and I are in a similar situation that we found ourselves in in Hawaii. He is not looking for work, or is very passive about it. He has spent his inheritance money that was for his retirement and I have to work a job that is ok now but will descend back into revolting obnoxiousness as accounts leave and I get bounced from desk to desk in the talent pool. I shall go mad...
I estimate that it will cost 55,000.00 to open the doors, including the school, I am going to try to save up enough while I am still working to cover my expenses while there. My little gig selling stuff at the flea market will perhaps help defray the costs of the space untill we get open. I will empty out the bit of money that I have saved in my 401k and apply to this project. I have cashed out of the stock market it wont be long till it crashes anyway and my savings will be useless anyway. I lost much of what I saved in the 2000 crash, not again...
If this flops, I can go back to transportation. But no one can take what I have learned from me. Its not going to flop, everyone reading this has a box of stuff that needs to be fixed or cared for. If I can keep the buildout nominal, get a proper accounting system going and keep the cash flow under control, we will be ok.
The Old Home Place of Col. Harlan Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame. His wife's recipie fried chicken is served as a part of a magnificent buffet in a resturant behind the house in Shelbyville KY
We spent a few hours playing tourist and had dinner at Mrs. Sanders. Really good. The area is lovely and I know that I am going to enjoy being there. I will miss my home and the cats...(oh the cats!!!! I dont know if I can stand it being away from them for so long.) But I have made the great decision, and my business is gestating. A year from now or so it will come to be...I cant wait.
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