Thursday, October 27, 2011

Oh Yeah.....I Remember!

Now I know I'm back in California! Last night at around 11:30 I had a nice jolt to remind me
that we are indeed back... There was a rumbling and a rolling and a rattling of glasses and the first thing I thought of is....Oooops, need to get prepared. I couldn't find my shoes or a flashlight or a radio etc. etc. Glad it was short lived but it did make me realize that we need to get some emergency things together..... it is easy to get comfortable until something.....happens. Apparently we have been having allot of little quakes around our area. Hope they stay that way....LITTLE!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

From The Ashes .....

Like the mythological Phoenix bird....We have risen from the ashes, so to speak.
I apologize to all of you. I know I am not good (not good at all) at keeping you all informed along my journey. I have a very hard time while I am in the midst of everything to sit down and keep you in on the day to day. Plus, I really do get into a mode where I just want to hide and lick my wounds for awhile.
It hurt allot to close my shop in Prescott. I felt like we were just barely starting to get off the ground, but it's a long story and there really wasn't any other choice.
So it's been about 5 months now.....5 hectic months! We have made a big move back to a place we were 20 years ago (That could be a whole other blog entry- which I will try to do soon) and because of the kindness of a dear friend of ours, I now have a new shop and studio space.
It has not been easy..... it's been a lot of work. Allot of sweat and tears and emotional ups and downs but I am very, very thankful and grateful!! Being innkeepers at our friend's Bed and Breakfast was also thrown into the mix this summer. Besides being interesting we met some very nice people from all over the country. I also learned that while being fun and interesting a Bed and Breakfast is work. So all of you that have romantic notions of opening a B & B when you retire.....think about it. A gentleman told me earlier today that being retired means that you're RE-TIRED, meaning that you are more tired than ever. I thought that was a good one.
Anyway, I'm going to sign off for now. I'm back and in BUSINESS so forgive me and keep checking back. I do appreciate it so much.
PS Ooooops! I forgot to tell you where we were at. I'm in Portola, California which is 45 min NW of Reno, Nevada-1 hour N of Truckee California. In Plumas county which is in the beautiful High Sierras.