Well it’s official! After a twenty year friendship and the ten years of that time spent engaged, the gent and I finally made it official. This is the two of us being wed by our good friend Ted. My big brother’s new wife (and my new beloved big sister) Sara acted as my witness and maid of honor. We didn’t plan a thing and just went with it. And it ended up turning out perfect. We married on the 4th of July and headed back home, stopping half way in Ft. Wayne Indiana. Our hotel room overlooked the Tincaps’ baseball field. We could watch and listen to the game from our room and see nearly every fireworks show across the town from our view. It was a really good day and evening.
Now I’m back home and getting back to shoppe mode. Part of that is going to be some fundraising. While we were back at my aunt’s house (the original Attic Shoppe as I like to say) we started the process of finishing off the house painting. It went much quicker this time, but then we didn’t need to scrap and prime the entire house this time around, just give it color. We found an insect issue with the wood though. The plumbing is also in need of some serious repair and replacement. The furnace was replaced when it went out over the winter and the electric reworked to accommodate it, but now those loans are needing to be paid off quickly so we don’t slip into the doubled interest phase. You know, normal house owning woes for someone retired and living off a fixed income.
So you might ask, what has that to do with my shoppe or you? Well this is the only place for me to earn the funds to help my aunt out. This means I will be running a variety of special sales to raise some funds. A lot of this will involve the Isidore Tarot as it is wonderfully versatile and popular. So look for one more sale of the Sea and Sand Spring Edition of the deck. A few custom versions of the deck I will be offering to help with house funds. And lastly the start of a pre-order sale for an autumn take on the deck. I will also start rolling out Halloween items I’ve been working on. So basically it’s just more shoppe stuff, but more of it because I have a goal.
Today, however, I’m getting caught up on the shoppe’s inbox. Maggie is still off on vacation, so I will be working solo. Hopefully I can get everyone caught up in a day or two. And with the exception of a recent doll size tarot sale, I’ve got my shipping up to date so no one should be waiting on anything. If you are, give me a poke so I can check with the post office. I want to thank many of you so much for sending me your warm wishes for my wedding, as well as helping promote my wee shoppe just by sharing photos of your decks. It means a lot to me. The lad sends his thank yous too. I hope everyone had a great 4th of July if you celebrate it (or just like an excuse to set fireworks off.) And with that, I poof back into the attic to get back to the business of the day! :)