Monday, February 28, 2011

Dear Diary,

Nothing new done today.  Although I do need to figure out what houses I really want to look at - the realtor - doesn't think we can make 9 houses and 162 miles in one day!  So I had to narrow it down to either south or east! 

I think we're going to go south.

I need to get back at the history - but have wasted enough time on the computer for tonight!

Anyone know how to post to the bottom of the blog instead of the top?

Dear Diary,

I've decided it would be interesting (at least for me) to record the progression of "The Scrap Inn" from conception (in my mind) to completion and beyond.  I'm sharing this here with you, because I hope at some future time, you will be able to come and be a guest at "The Scrap Inn". 
It all began on January 13, 2011.  I was enjoying our annual winter retreat at my favorite scrapbook retreat.  I remember the last thing I though before I went to bed (early that morning), was I wonder how much 12 bedspreads would cost.  I did the math in my head and fell asleep (random ?).  The next morning when I woke up - as I went to get out of bed I literally heard a voice in my head "you could do this".  I instantly knew what "this" was, and my mind went on a field trip of ideas.  Later, as the other ladies came down to breakfast - I shared with each of them, my epiphany.  Each lady agreed that I could and should do "this".  Soooo, the rest of the weekend I tossed out different ideas I had regarding MY Scrapbook Retreat. 

Although, I really was convinced that God had put the idea in my mind in the first place, I still knew it would not be something I could do without my husband's support.  So, I began praying that if this idea was of God (as I felt it was) - that He would further show me, by my husband's reaction.

When I got home on Sunday night - I told Bob that I had something to tell him, but I wasn't sure it was a good time.  He asked me to tell him.  I told him my idea - and how I felt it was from God.  I knew his first reaction would probably be - "are you crazy" - but instead he said, I think that's a great idea.  So now I was even more convinced this was of God.

Now what?

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Dear Diary,

So far I have bought:
  • a few dishes - decided I'm going to go with the Fiesta (look) and will have all colors.  This will make it easy (I hope) to find - and will mean that I can easily replace them if they get broken.
  • clear drinking glasses - great clearance sale at Target
  • 18 dish towels - another great clearance sale at Target
  • 8 fluffy bath towels - ditto on Target
  • a cute welcome sign - Valentine clearance at JoAnns
  • several different coffee mugs - once again - not going for the all the same - this will make it easier for ladies to keep up with which cup is theirs. GW
  • a metal collendar - GW
I'm trying to hold off on a lot of the stuff until I better know where and what the property will be.

Last Night I:
bought 5 6 foot tables from Target.  They were on sale and I didn't want to miss the deal.  I have 90 days to decide if they are what I want and if they are going to work.

Today I:

Reviewed the 9 houses to see on Wednesday.  The realtor will be checking for any restrictions on the properties and see if they are likely to work. 

And of course started the Diary of The Scrap Inn blog.

Niko plans to make smoothies for the guests!  He thinks that should be part of the advertising - he also suggested I may want to get bumper stickers for the ladies to put on their cars!!!!!  Hmmm!  Maybe he has something there!

I plan to go back and add more of the history - but don't want to loose track of the here and now.  So this will probably jump around a lot, at least until I get the previous information captured.


Dear Diary,

The search for property began on line - I saved over 100 houses, I thought might work.  Then I began looking into the laws regarding starting a business.  I still have a lot of questions and hope to be able to get some guidance once I've got a better idea of where The Scrap Inn will be.

Oh yeah - the name - I thought of it the next Saturday while watching Niko play soccer.  I couldn't wait to bounce it off of other people.  At first I was thinking the Scrap Inn - but then decided it need the "THE" so it wouldn't sound like a verb.  I would have loved to use something to do with "scrappinpsycho - or the asylum"  but - didn't think that would be too appealing to some people.  So The Scrap Inn it is.  What do you think of the name?