As of November 2017
Go ahead and laugh, I just replace my flip phone with a smart phone in July 2017. It is smarter than I am that’s for sure. I have Facebook, mostly for family stuff but I do have a Business Page and Facebook Store. I also have a Twitter account but really only tweet when I list new products. I just got an Instagram a few weeks ago and have no idea how to use it yet. My 1st post on Instagram is my only post so far, but it is an awesome photo of the sun-setting on our property.
In early January 2016 we were still coming apart at the seams even with the new warehouse #1. I was praying about things and asked the Lord what if anything should I be doing? Days later it came up in my heart and mind to build another smaller warehouse building simplified no water, heat AC etc just for storage. I thought no way, not another expense!
2016 was a brutal election cycle year and it was very hard on the country and the hearts and minds of everyone. Fear and uncertainty was everywhere. Business was slow for both my husband and myself. One evening as I was communing with God in my heart I heard “Get the building” I resisted the thought. I heard it again more urgently “Get the building….. Trump is going to become President and you are going to need it”. I thought “What on Earth does that mean?” I told Robert my husband this the next day and little did I know that I would have to remind myself of what I believe God spoke to me over and over again. I considered perhaps I was wrong about this and had my doubts.
In February 25,2016 I signed the contract for building #2, construction began some time in June and was completed and ready to be stocked in December 2016 right after the election.
October 2016 I had this weird urgency pressure thing happening telling me to get our house finished, with painting, repairs, flooring, lighting etc. to finish all the things we had started over the years. I just assumed it was for my Daughter’s Wedding in November with family coming in from out of State etc. We had used most of the house for our businesses, warehousing, offices and so on we could never update our home because you could not see the floors, that by the way needed to be replaced. We had always said that would have to MOVE OUT to finish it or sell it.
Below was our game-room and the kids old bedrooms looked about the same. As the kids grew and moved out over the years, my business grew into their old bedrooms. At this point more than 75% of our home was for business use. Plus I was paying for storage of inventory at local 2 personal storage buildings. For what I was paying in rent monthly I could build and own a 2nd warehouse. We never did really claimed business use of the home because of the tax code penalizing you if you would ever sell it.
It was backbreaking work, but I actually got the most important bedrooms done before the Wedding. I could not figure out why I had such pressure on me to get it done, but every day for months all I did was fix things, sand, paint, texture, clean, caulk, remodel, work on the yard etc. with my husband trimming trees and doing repairs.
In April and May we finished the updating and remodeling and decided to move all my inventory out to the country into building #1 and building#2 which we packed to the ceilings. By the time we finished working on the house it was brand new, and I mean everything was brand new and beautiful! I am sure that is why it sold in June on the 1st open house with no agent, by owner and above market value, and of course God hearing our prayers and “bringing us the right buyers” for the “right price”. Before closing we got rid of a lot of stuff, furniture, paintings, clothing you name it. We gave it all away and closed June 30th and moved our life to the country.