Thursday, July 19, 2012

counting down to my next lake trip...
wow this has been a month so far...
we haven't had the heat wave like last year...
but it is still HOT....
I am thankful we are very busy with our business...
others in our trade are slow this year...


a statement was made by one of the higher ups...
not mentioning any names...
that no one starts a business without help from the higher ups...
well I beg to differ...most small business are started...
by hard working folks...with a small amount of money...
and lots of time and energy...
we started our business over 21 years ago...
with 2 young children...$200 total in the bank...
a hard working husband...putting in lots of hours...
with little pay...me in the office...a home office....
with 2 kiddos in tow...
we made it because we put our all in to it...
we didn't take grants..or hand outs...
we made it through major Hot checks....
through people not paying their bills...
never once asked the higher ups for help...
paid lots to the higher ups at every turn...
no fancy vacations...no fancy pension plans...
no fancy cars or fancy houses...
instead hard working trucks...a nice HOME...
so Mr. Higher ups...don't take credit where it's not due...



My hats are off to all the small business'...
the family farms....
the local Mom and Pop shops....
the young people out their starting their own business...
you know what hard work is all about...
you don't take credit for things you didn't do...
you do own up to the mistakes you make...
you do not blame folks from the past....
cause when you make a mistake...it hurts you....
your families...
when the higher ups make mistakes....
it usually doesn't touch their families...
but it sure hurts ours...
for some reason...we pay for our mistakes...
and theirs...

boy this post when a whole different direction than I had planned...
I try to keep it light and happy on here...
but sometimes I just have to shout a bit...
if you are still with me...thank you for listening...
if your not...well I respect that too...
On the good news front...my DIL started a new job this week...
it is a trial run...hopefully it will become permanent...
my daughter has her official move into the new apartment date..
she is busy making her lists...checking them twice...
getting all her things packed up...boy does he have a lot of things...
I wonder where she got that from???
well I have lots to share with her too...
dishes and such....
one of her prize possession's she got from my Mom...
her Nanny...a snowball quilt made by Nana....
it is a very exciting time for her...
so happy I have Hotrod here so much...
the empty nest won't be too empty...
when he goes home I'm too tired to notice...
Happy Thursday.....

13 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

congrats to your DIL! that's awesome! hope it is a good fit for her!

you have the right to get on your soapbox about small businesses. you've done this a long time. :)

Jeanie said...

So true and very well said, Deb. Kudos to you and your husband for putting in the effort and making your business a success.

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

The small business thing is NOT always easy is it? BUT...you certainly make a go of it. GOOD FOR YOU!

Good news for both your daughter AND DIL!

Judy said...

Deb, I love that capture of the pile of rocks!!
And I think that setting up your own business is a leap of faith, and then comes the hard work!
My blisters are so much better!! Still ugly, but feeling a lot better!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Amen to all that you said. Yes hard work and dedication pays off and it's a shame Mr. Higher up is taking the credit! Interesting pictures. Best of luck to you DIL.

RiverBend Farm said...

Hey, we're hear listening to everything you have to say! Couldn't have been said better about small businesses. Congrats to you DIL.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

HOOORAY for you and for all brave people, who wanted to be their own boss... And who had the guts, determination, fortitude, etc., to make it happen. Even in the face of many, many set-backs.

Everyone had them... Set-backs... They take a bit of wind, out of your sales, but you pick up and keep going. :-)

And what memories they made!!!!! The pride we can have, remembering more of when-times-were-tough, than of when-times-flowed-along. :-)

And yes, being a wife who does not "have to keep up with the Jones's" is a big part of such a family's success. Yes Ma'am! My husband always credits my frugality, with much of the credit for our "making it." I'm sure your husband does too!!!!

And I think this sort of life style, is a good basis to give our kids...... Knowledge that ya' gotta' work, for success. Etc.

OH my! I'm so glad you did this post. So we could CONGRATULATE each other, my Dear! -grin- On work well done, and continuing to be well done.

Hugs to you, Sister!!!!!!! :-)

nancygrayce said...

Oh, I have been planning a little segment on that small business thing too! I think that higher up's problem is that HE never started anything by himself......since he's never been in the private sector! Oops, did I just rant that???

Wishing your daughter all good things as she goes forward!!!

Susan said...

Very well said, and I agree with you 100%.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Amen to your rant, Deb!! Amen!!!

Congratulations to your DIL! And, I can completely understand about being too tired to notice after a day with grands. hee hee. You are so lucky. blessings ~ tanna

chancythegardner said...

You go sweet Deb...well said! hugs

Debbie said...

YAY FOR YOU!!! You know I so agree with this post! I heard that only 30-something percent of business people agree with higher up. And that number is going down. Good! I'm proud to know all my successful mom-n-pop business people, and I know it's not because of the gov.

Carla said...

My parents started their company without higher ups too. No fancy paychecks, vacations or pensions either.
Well said.