January 09, 2008
New Years Musings
Winter Indigo Dawn
Begun Jan 2 2008
Happy New Year to one and all. I hope that you had a wonderful holiday time with Family and friends.
I am well, better than I have been in a few days. Likely its getting more sleep and finally starting to see, well improvement isnt the word, but my mindset is a touch better.
Christmas was very low key as was New Years. I spent a lot of time in church, both churches. Ther was Mass Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, as well as New Years Eve and New Years Day...There was a Christmas potluck at the Methodist church that we attended insted of trying to cook dinner ourselves, which was quite nice. I had a chance to talk to people that I havent spoken to in a long while.
Woody gave me a work of art for Christmas. I was so impressed. A independent boutique jeweler here in Bentonville has a few peices of the Galatea line, which he was closing out. Woody had seen this work in trade mags and knew it to be unique qnd rare, so he bought a pendent that is very similar to this
... mine has a black pearl in the center
Woody and I have been home together for the last four days. We did a few things but mostly hung out, talked and did some work on the business plan. One of the things he and I really hammered out was the financial picture and how the money that is going into the business isnt going to be "paid back" its our investment in our business that we will get back when or if we sell out. Truth is that a big chunk is going towards my education...when do students pay their parents back... slowly if at all. One of the things that ruined the financial picture for our retail store in Hawaii was that we thought that we could incorporate, write a loan to the corporation, and get money out of the store to pay the mortgage. Its dancing with the IRS and very risky business worthy of annual audits. This time I am keeping it simple, sole proprietorship, and the funds are comming out of my share of the equity of our house. Simple tax filings and NO monkeybusiness. Life is too short to mess with the IRS. I pray everyday for its abolition and for a FAIR tax plan
If not Rev Mike then someone get up the courage to deal with this horrible tax mess we are in....
Woody has to understand that he will have to keep the ship afloat. If he doesnt want to then we arent doing this. We had a long discussion about it.I wont have any sort of a paycheck for at least a year, likely two. I am weary of the "this is your thing, this is your bill, I will pay half if you pay yours", and borrowing against the future to do what ever.I hate that he thinks this is ok. No argument seems to sway... So, I will borrow to make for a future for myself... What is good for the goose..ect
Actually he said "he had my back and not to worry about it" So I have stopped worrying and will stay stopped. I am five paychecks away from freefall and three months away from leaving to go to Louisville. Whatever happens will happen. He swares that he will have a job in a few weeks. I dont believe it but knock yourself out, my dear, I hope that I am dead wrong!
I am working short weeks in January, as I had two weeks of vacation and PTO of an additional two weeks accumulated. None of this is payable to me at termination of employment. I am using the freedays to take care of things like doctor visits for both Woody and I. Meeting with contractors for the buildout and looking at or for items that are rather esoteric in nature but are essential for our set up (ie I need approx 30 linier feet of glass "sneeze guard" to place between my work area and the public spaces of the workshop. I need to try to find that here in NW Arkansas. ) I am not that needed on my job as we atually have extra people that can fill in for me. I expect when I resign (my boss already knows the day) my checks will be ready and I will be ushered out the door. Im ok with that and all is good
1-9-08 I have not had an internet connection at home due to the terrible weather and the tornado like storm that ripped through our neighborhood tw nights ago. More on that in the next post...
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