Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Do I Look Any Different?

OK. Big week. Big news. Let's see...

I got a haircut and color yesterday. It's the first one I've had since January, so I was pretty excited about it. Love the cut but the color seems too dark to me. As I was leaving, the hairdresser said, "Now it's more like your natural color." WTF? If I wanted my natural color, I wouldn't dye it! Just sayin'. It's not bad, just darker then I'm used to. Need to get used to it.

But that's not the big news.

Trevor is "off-track" which is what they call vacation when your kid goes to a year-round school. It'll be nice having him around to entertain Davis and help his little brother learn to read.

But that's not the big news.

Quit Target. So. Happy! Wait, I already told y'all that.

But that's not the big news.

Oh! Today is my husband's 38th birthday! I got him an omelet pan. He makes breakfast on Saturday mornings. Kind of a tradition here in our house. Usually he makes breakfast burritos but has taken to trying to perfect his omelet skills. We don't have a pan where he can flip his omelette's so I bought him a specialized pan.

But that's not the big news.

You are now hanging out with the owner of a new business! Or, rather, the new owner of an already established and making damn good money business. (Which means I did NOT buy the Yarn store for sale in Parker. sigh. no biggee.)

When we first moved here, the biz broker (Mark) that was hired by the man who sold us the FedEx route (Paul) called me. Mark said he had a man who may be interested in selling his business and were we interested in something for me. (As though, like cars, every household should have a business for each adult in the house.) We sort of were (although we had no clue where we'd come up with the money for it!). The man ended up deciding his wife could run the business and we didn't hear any more about it. Until about a month ago.

The wife decided she didn't want to run the business and also, she has some health issues that are making it difficult for her to be really effective at it. So they are selling for sure now. And we bought it!

Dave's parents were kind enough to lend us their entire savings to do so. The biz is a headhunter biz. It's matching up resumes with companies and getting paid to do so. It's run from the home and the seller spends about 20 hours a week on it and makes around $65K/yr. The business itself is called Omniquest and has been around for over 20 years. The companies they place people with are mainly medical equipment sales positions and it's all very complicated and not complicated at the same time. The seller (John) is the third owner. The original owner had it for about 15 years, wanted to retire, sold it to her office manager who sold it to John after about 2.5 years (she also had health issues and couldn't maintain it).

It's primarily emails and over the phone. I started my training with John about an hour after we closed and will be training with him for a couple of weeks.

When we bought the FedEx route, it was all scary and stressful but at least it was only our money we were messing with. Now with this loan from Dave's parents, it's not just our money. In fact, it's none of our money. It's his parents money. And his two much-older brother's money as it's just as much their inheritance as Dave's should anything happen to their parents. So. You know. As long as there's no pressure.

Dave's been so stressed out since we moved here because he became the sole breadwinner and everything's been lying on his shoulders. Lots of pressure. Now I get my own pressure. What fun, right?

I'm nervous and excited and worried and scared and, and, and....

Someone throw me some hand-dyed sock yarn! I need a woobee!

When I'm anxious, I chew my lip. I have quite a lovely split in my bottom lip that won't heal right because I keep chewing it.

Wish me luck, Ruth!


Susan said...

Oh my gosh!! Congratulations! I am absolutely thrilled for you!

kmkat said...

Congratulations and good luck! But really, $65K and 20 hr/wk? That is a great business you found!

Throws Like A Girl said...

Congratulations!!!! Wow!

La said...

You'll do well! Hey, you stuck with the hell that was working at Target, you'll make this work. I have faith in your abilities.

You should send me your snail mail addy...

knitnzu said...

Yeah, no kidding, good sounds fabulous! (get some good lip balm!). And how are we gonna tell ya if you look different if you don't give us a picture??????

Tammy said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you.

I'm a lip biter too. Lovely habit... nothing like giving yourself a fat lip!

WandaWoman said...

Good for you! That is just great! Happy Birthday to the Hubs too.

Yarnhog said...

Congratulations! I'd be terrified.

uberstrickenfrau said...

Oh MAN! that is soooo wonderful! I LOVE omelets! And a new pan too!AWESOME!!!!! Thats the best news I have heard all week! My mouth is drooling just thinking about it.MMMMMM-eggs.Oh and the job thingy- neat.
Just kidden, congrats on starting your stress laden ulcer.JUST KIDDEN

Romi said...

Wow! Big congratulations to you! :)

Nell said...

Awesome!!!! You're a big fancy boss!

ellipsisknits said...

You are a brave, brave woman.
Best wishes!

Imbrium said...

There is not a doubt in my mind that you will kick all sorts of ass. :)

Now...can you find me a new job? ;)

StarSpry said...

Congratulations and good luck!!! :)

Chris said...

Wow, that is big news! Congrats!!