Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Small Town Perks...

So a couple months ago a lady came into my store asking if I knew who owned the black Tahoe parked on the street.  Of course, it's mine.  She went on to say she had hit it and we both went outside for a gander...

I didn't hear a thing.. she could have gone on her merry way.. but she didn't.  She sought me out and gave me a copy of her insurance card instead.

When does THAT ever happen?

I did a drive-by at the body shop where ole Black is bunking for a while.  She's getting all gussied up... and not on my dime.

Happy Me.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Yeah, What Tony Said..

School started last Wednesday.. I thought things would settle down a bit.  There I go thinking again.  My first Sunday off in 9 weeks and Sweet Pea was sick.  She made sure to sneeze directly on my face at least twice and guess who is feeling like complete crud now?

That would be me.

I'm supposed to be training on the pos system being built specifically for my store (it's amazing but there's sooo much to it).. and have it all figured out by this Thursday, end of month is closing in and I have loads of paperwork that needs to be sent in, gotta help my customers AND get down to the old house this coming weekend.  I'm beat and feel like poop.

Other that that everything ELSE is

Sunday, August 18, 2013

That Light At The End Of The Tunnel...

Since the end of June, my little store has been open 7 days a week.  It's hard to believe summer has come and gone.. Little Buddy starts school in just a  few days.  We knew there would be sacrifices, I had to give this place 100% and have done so since I got the keys in May.

We're rolling back to Fall Hours.. still open Monday thru Saturday, but closing on Sundays.  It's a relief to get to spend more time with the family and maybe (JUST MAYBE) make some headway on the house we moved into all those months ago.  Of course, I'll still be giving it my all and then some at my shop, but I'll also get some time to reel it in for a bit...

And just breathe...

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

I'm A Sculptor.. Who Knew?

Two years ago right now ----> THIS <---- is what we were dealing with.  From the fog of those days we've pushed forward, carving out our new normals.  A hell of a task.  We all did the best we could with the hand we were dealt and I've learned many lessons since.  The fragility of life astounds me.  In a single moment, your entire world can change forever and all you can do is hold on for dear life and try to remember to breathe.

And dammit, we did.

These past couple of years have been a test of strength, will, faith, love and friendship.  The best of the best rose to the top while the scoundrels were weeded out.  It still amazes me how cold hearted some can be.

Thank God they're gone.

For someone who abhors change (*points to self*), this has been an insane last six months.  We moved twice, acclimated to a new state, I started a business in an industry .. well let's say I'm learning as I go and working 7 days a week.  I'm exhausted and when I run out of juice, it ain't pretty.  My man is a patient saint, believe you me.

I see things differently, it's interesting how trauma can mold and shape your very being.  I honestly try not take the good stuff for granted and make an effort to appreciate the blessings ..

Especially the two that gave me a reason to get up and carve.