This weekend, our family worked on renovating our garage-studio into a real Office Studio. It was a great experience of working together toward a common goal. Tom and I smiled at each other many times...savoring the unspoken "dream come true" feeling of seeing our grown and almost-grown kids pitching in with enthusiasm and excitement. They are a real part of our business!
You see, our family business is changing. We are in the process of growing into other areas of art and graphic design in order to accomodate our clients, provide new income possibilities and also provide jobs for our college kids. So our old, paint-slopped garage-studio (yech) had to get a face lift and new furnishings as part of our new venture!
Really, it was mostly wall and ceiling repair, cleaning, painting and installing new lights. Carpet was found at a remnant store and the price was right. The office furniture (which we bought used) had to be configured and put together, but that was the fun part. It took a lot longer than we thought it would, but we are SO PLEASED with the results! We moved the computers in and Voila! Here it is:(oops, the pictures are still in the camera. I hate being tech-challenged! Ya'll will have to wait for the Big Reveal. You're gonna LOVE IT!)
The best part of the weekend was being together. Everyone got along and we had SUCH FUN in the process. We played music and hung out, and talked about our future. We also worked, but it almost didn't seem like work. Tom and I have always dreamed of having our own business and living a more simple lifestyle. We dreamed that maybe we could have something that our kids could be part of. At one time, we dreamed that our family business would be farm related...you know, living off the land, etc. It was far-fetched, but we've had some desperate times when that seemed like the answer to all our modern-day problems.
So who would think that our family business would go high-tech? Well, there is still the low-tech part of painting and decorating....that part I just can't give up. But now we can employ modern technology to help us reproduce our own artwork and greatly expand what we've been able to do in the past. It has been a hard, slow process to get to this point, but finally, we are here.
We get to work from home. We can work with each other and with our kids. We can open up the doors and catch the breeze and listen to the birds. Pinch me.For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Habakkuk 2:2-4
Girls, I'm just sayin'. Keep your vision alive. God is good, and He is faithful to do what He's promised.