Are we crazy? We already have the ‘money pit’ house that we’re working on, and now we’ve went and bought something else?! When will it ever end?!
As president of Hawk’s Hometown Flooring LLC, I’m happy to announce that, Lord willing and the creek don’t rise, our store will be moving in the near future! We’ve purchased a bigger place! One in which I will have an office separate from the showroom! You have no idea how much that excites me!
If you know me at all, you know that I’m not the most organized person on the face of the earth. I know exactly where everything is in my organized chaos, but still, I’d prefer customers not see my desk! Now, they won’t have to!
The store is like my second home, and there are certain things you do at home that you might not do out in public right? Listen, if you spend eight, or six hours a day in one place you’re bound to have to pass gas! As it is now, I’m terrified that I’ll “slip one out” and a customer will walk in, and I’ll have to make up some excuse about why my office smells like poo! In my new office I can do that without worrying about anyone walking in! I know they make sprays for that, but it usually ends up smelling as if someone crapped a flower or a sugar cookie. Don’t any of you try to act as if you don’t know what I’m talking about! It’s the little things that excite me!
On the down side, this will prolong the work on our house. I guess camper living is the life for us for a little while longer. Which is ok with me! I know God has a plan! This has all worked out in His timing!
God has certainly shown me the value of ‘things’, and how to patiently wait for what is good. He’s taught me the value of NOT worrying about how you look in other people’s eyes, and that material possessions do not equal happiness. He’s shown me that owing less equals less stress, and that I hate, and I suck at paying bills and managing money. Therefore, the less bills I have, the less I’m beating myself up for not handling them well!
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been impatient along the way, but God is constantly reminding me that good things come to those who wait! Especially when they’re waiting on Him! And as I was worrying about taking all this on, the Holy Spirit brought a verse to my mind that a friend gave me three years ago when we were trying to decide whether or not to open our store. Proverbs 24:27 says, “Develop your business first before building your house.” Remembering that helped me stay focused and to remember that this is not about me! First things first!