Thursday, May 7, 2009

V is for Veracity

Veracity - habitual observance of truth in speech or statement; truthfulness

To thine own self, be true - Shakespeare

Thinking about the quote I just heard. ""Take the advice you always give others"....hum, now there's something to chew on...and not as easy as it may sound." - Garnet Adair

Garnet was one of my massage teachers at DIHA and she recently wrote the above on her Facebook Wall.

Sorry I've been lax in blogging lately. Things around here are not so great. My business that is supposedly recession proof, turns out not so much.

I don't think I ever told you guys but my husband sold his FedEx route last July. It was a very good thing selling that business. Dave thought he was buying a business but turns out he was buying a job and a really crappy one at that. It paid quite well and it moved us to where we want to live but it sucked ASS! So he sold it.

He's been looking to buy a different business ever since. Nothing seemed to be a good fit. Finally, he found one that would work for us! It's a landscaping business that does amazingly well for itself and he wouldn't be in the sun killing himself with it. Strictly supervisory.

We applied for the SBA and after a month of telling us there's no way we wouldn't get it.... We didn't get it. We found out yesterday. They told us we didn't have enough collateral. What a bunch of bullshit! AND it seems like the collateral issue would be the second thing they'd check (after checking Dave's excellent credit rating) instead of dicking us around for a month.

So now we are in the position of having to dip into the sale-of-his-route money to live on.

I always tell people things will get better. I usually believe it whole-heartedly myself! And I guess I still do. I know that there's always light at the end of the tunnel but as of yesterday, our tunnel just got longer. Too long.

It's all very scary and nerve-wracking. Neither one of us have slept in weeks. The deal isn't completely quashed, there's other options but it seems like it's pretty much out of our reach now.


V is also for Verticordious. That was my word of the day yesterday, it means "turning the heart". I saw this over at kmkat's awhile back - it's 12 minutes and completely worth your time. I give you.....

V is also for Video, Ruth!


Anonymous said...

That is soooo cool. But it must have been some other kmkat that showed it to you, not me.

JessaLu said...

That was pretty cool ;o) I wonder, was he copying TPS reports? ;op

Good luck with the business thing, so frustrating!

Nell said...

That sucks. I'm sorry about the business/money thing. Hopefully something comes around soon.