Do you ever wonder how sometimes life just seems to happen to us? Like one minute you are cruising along and everything is amazing and the next minute BAM you feel as though you were just slammed into by a Mac truck. This is how my summer went.
In May we sold our house. We moved into our RV and planned to spend a relaxing summer road tripping while we started the build on our new place. We bought property in the middle of nowhere Oregon. Population 3000. Moving from the suburbs of Portland, this is a huge change for us. Y'all there is ONE stoplight! The entire town has less people than the high school my son left.
Not to be deterred from my plans, I figured I could work while on the road, and I did, at first... I worked as we traveled from campsite to campsite, all over the Pacific Northwest. I worked with sporadic air conditioning in temps hotter than I care to admit. I worked around dogs and kids and a husband who tried his best to give me an area that would suit my needs and the needs of my business. I worked after a car accident that totaled my car. And I was miserable. I hated absolutely every minute of it. I didn't want to be crammed into a space that wasn't working. I didn't want to pack everything up every two weeks and move to another campsite that I had no idea what I would be walking into when I got there. I resented being in towns I had no desire to ever visit. Yep, I said it, there are places in my beautiful Pacific Northwest home that I never want to see ever again! Tiny living is not for the faint of heart and it certainly isn't for me. We have had major delays in the building of our home. Covid and summer wildfires raged through our community and put our build to a dead stop.
It is now late fall and though we are finally on our property it is far from being finished. So, here I am in my temporary shop that my son and husband put up to give me space and yet it is still not quite meeting the needs of our business. We made a huge decision to rent a commercial space in town and set up our shop there. We are expanding and adding to our offerings. We are going to be more visible to our customers. It is our hope to add quality and consistency to our brand. As much as I hate social media you will begin to see us more on your favorite platforms. But I want you to get as much value out of our social media as possible so it is going to be so much more than just pretty photos. I can't spill all the details just yet but exciting things are in the works so hang on tight because this roller coaster is about to leave the station and I am so excited that you have chosen to come along for the ride