I was downtown for ten years. I had some really good business down there for a while. But business downtown in general is bad, and I just can't afford the rent- not if I want to have money to buy more merchandise.
I'm really not that sad about closing. I'd been unhappy down there for a long time. Most of my friends are no longer there (or dead), so I don't really know anyone anymore. It was lonely, especially when business was bad. So I'm going to focus on my online sales and see how that goes. I have a nice group of loyal customers who are spreading the word that I'm still in business, and the manager has a stack of my business cards to hand out so people will know where I am!
We celebrated my nephew's birthday last Friday. It's scary to think that in one more year, he'll be driving! We went to the Japanese steakhouse he loves. I ate way too much. Sam really loved the card I made for him. "Awesome, a Flying V!" was his reaction. He loves guitars.
Not much else going on. I've started two new cross stitch projects. TrekBBS was a little awkward this week. I did my best to stay out of the mess for fear of being thought of as biased, or of alienating friends on all sides. It really sucks to be a moderator sometimes...