I know - but with good reason. I have lots and lots and lots on my mind. As some of you know, I have always wanted my own physical yarn shop - starting the online business was a way to sort of "test the waters" and it's been more than I could have ever dreamed of. I thought it would cure me of the itch for a shop but to no avail - I miss seeing people every day, I miss hanging out regularly with other knitters, I miss seeing new knitters catch the 'bug' that we all know so well.
Last weekend we attended a family wedding in my husband's hometown not far from here and we drove by this old house on the Main Street that had a sign in the window. It said 'office for rent' - could this be the same space that Angela had told me about - she even called and got the rental info and everything. What struck me about this spot were these beautiful wood doors at the entrance - I knew nothing about the inside but absolutely loved the doors. Anyway, after much thought I called the number and went to see it yesterday with Angela and then went back last night with my husband and my mother-in-law. In the afternoon, Angela tried to get me to contain my excitement - apparently, it's not good for negotiations if you are jumping up and down, giggling and squealing - go figure! My mother-in-law tried to get me to relax as well - she kept mentioning things I should consider - very valid, important things - like - ah -zoning? But I think they all could tell by the dazed look on my face that this was the stuff of my dreams.....
So turns out that someone else had looked at this place before me and the landlords were waiting to hear back - I tried to offer a deposit - I told them I was a much nicer person than anyone else they'd met but no luck. They gave the other person until Monday to make up her mind - seems she brought in a contractor to make some changes and wants to see how much it would cost. Me, I want to change nothing except for some paint and new carpet. See I really am the better choice, don't you think? I have to wait until Monday to find out for sure -but if everything is lined up the way it's supposed and this is the right spot for Pick Up Sticks then it will all work out -----it's going to be a really long weekend!
By the way, the online shop is absolutely continuing and hopefully, will include lots more selection of yarn.....good thoughts everyone, good thoughts!