Where to begin?? It was the latter part of September when after tweaking my booth at a local antique mall, I decided to walk around and visit the stores in the plaza. As I walked into one there was store closing sign on the door. I was saddened, I liked that store and the owner. I chatted with her told how sorry I was to see her leaving and then went on to the next store….after visiting the last of six stores, I was talking with the girls when all of a sudden I hear in a loud, exciting tone – “ROBIN!!!, YOU SHOULD BUY HER STORE!!!”…. startled I looked at that store owner with eyes wide opened in shock thinking what on earth is she thinking!!!??? I laughed and said hmmm then told them goodbye.
On the way home I was thinking about what she said and again thought hmm…I told Robin about it and he was more than excited, he was ecstatic as said yes, Yes, YES you should!! Well now I’m thinking everybody has fallen off their rockers! I said what?!? We talked and threw the idea around. I went back to the store a few days later and by September 23rd, I bought a store….Oh Dear Lord!!!, what have I done! I cried, threw up, cried, dry heaved, sobbed uncontrollably …. I had never felt so unsure of anything in my life as I did at that moment when I signed the contract handed over a check, walked out the door with a set of keys, instructions with the world spiraling downward all around me.
I spent the next days with the owner going over details and on October 1, 2018, The Robin’s Nest was mine! I didn’t have time to close the store for renovations, changes, repairs…NOTHING! It was during the peak season that I took over and had to fall right in place if I wanted to be open for business during that time. With the help of the most wonderful support system in the world and universe, we had our Grand Opening on November 17th which was a huge success. My family has been amazing and Robin, there are not enough words to say how much I love him and just how much he means to me. Yes, I still get scared, nervous, terrified, worried but at least I’m not crying, sobbing or throwing up!!
I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and a blessed and prosperous New Year!