Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Plodding On

Water to drink (still fighting off the first cold of the season), "You Can't Always Get what You Want" by the Rollin Stones on the iPod. Yup. It was a random selection but so appropriate! It hasn't rained since the night before last. The water in the basement/crawlspace has dropped about the same place on the hot water heater that was the high mark last spring (last photo from yesterday). The pump continues to chug away, and water flows down the driveway into the storm drain. Flood insurance? Who, me?

This morning I got the last of the equipment for the hotshop ordered--misc blocks, punties, jacks, etc. Now I'm just waiting to hear back from Nortel on their proposal for the beadmaking classroom. Also printing out the last of the reams of paper necessary to apply for the ARC loan (the loan that would not die!). Fingers crossed I can get it off today--the 20 hours I spent putting together a two-year cash flow projection made me alternately very happy and very nervous. And, really, who can say what's going to happen in the next couple of years?

The order drought appears to have ended with the physical drought: I have taken a couple of orders a day so far this week. (Christmas is saved! Shoes for everyone!) Now off to go bail out Ernie's new cat corner (just kidding Cynthia. The studio proper is warm and dry--or at least no more than vaguely moist :-)

1 comment:

Bill said...

Of course you can't estimate what you'll be seeing two years down the road, and they're idiots thinking that using that makes the loan any safer. It's all a bunch of bullshit.

However, that being said, good luck on the loan!