Whew! I've been wanting to get back to blogging and my bloggies! But there has been soooo much going on this week---soooo many changes in such a short amount of time!
Chery over at Chery's Apple Basket was right---she emailed me after a previous post (where I talked about decisions that will change my life) and guessed what I'm doing----
Ready?? Want to know??? Suspense just buggin you to death??? OK, so maybe just a little curious???
I BOUGHT A CATERING BUSINESS!!!!!!!
You heard it right!!! This past Monday I signed papers to purchase a catering business right here in small town america!!! It's a business that has an established client base, and, of course, I will be adding to that!!! It's been successfully operating for over 10 years now, and NOW IT'S MINE!!!!
I had actually talked to these people about buying it 3 years ago. Almost had it then, but a son moved back from Texas and went into business with his mom. And now, he's going a different way---foreman on a family ranch. His mom can't manage it alone, and the grandmother (who originally opened it) can't work that hard anymore. And I got first option!!! Things have just fallen right into place, and now that I look back over the past 3 years, and more especially the last 6 months, I can see how I was being prepared for this.
So what does this mean to my daily routine? I'VE GIVEN NOTICE AT THE SCHOOL!!!! August 29 is my last day, and then I begin a 4 week "shadowing" transition time with the current owners. Talk about fast moving!!!
So for the past week I've been working at the office like a wild person---trying to get every little detail cleaned up and ready for take over. Along with that, I've been opening bank accounts, changing accounts, shopping for a computer, filing for state tax status, filing for EIN info, settling insurance issues, etc. And I had a reception to cook for this afternoon. And I had to make a commercial freezer purchase for the church kitchen! And And And And And
And---I had a visit from a dear, dear friend of mine who is in town for a week. We actually made time to go to dinner and just sit and talk. I had forgotten how much I have missed her, and how comfortable she is to be with. It reminded me how blessed I am to have her as a friend--although a long distance one!!! You know--those kind you can go weeks without talking to and then pick right back up where you were! Thanks dear friend for being a constant in our ever changing lives!
And tomorrow--Hank's coming!!! I'm meeting his mom early in the morning and taking him to spend the day with my mom while I work. Then he's coming over to spend the evening with me! Can't wait. That little voice make my heart do flip flops! And when he grins at me I just melt. How can you love someone so much???
Bought myself a pair of "cowgirl" boots tonight. I've been wanting a pair all year, but when you wear a size 5 1/2 they are hard to find!!! Well, that was my excuse for buying them tonight---in the heat of summer!!! I love em! I'm not really a cowgirl, more a gypsy cowgal. New phrase---gypsy cowgal. I like that.
Well, gotta run---more to do to prepare for the purchase before in the morning---more phone numbers to look up and lists of things to get finalized tomorrow.