Although there are still several details to work out, I’m excited to say that it looks like Storm and I will be taking over a store in Walnut Creek soon. The place is called ‘Dolphin Dream’ and although I can’t say that I care much for the name, it is an established business, having been there since ’89. It came into existence when the New Age was all the rage, and has managed to thrive in all the years since. It is something of an esoteric boutique, a place where you are sure to find something to be enchanted by. There are rooms in the back that are sub-leased to massage therapists and tarot readers, as well as a classroom for events, and it seems as though there will be space for my mother to come with us, which given the cost of elder care is essential if I am to work outside my home. Carnivalia will continue, although I will likely discontinue things that are too much hassle for me to make, while at the same time gain the opportunity to sell more items that are manufactured elsewhere. It will be nice to have back-stock somewhere other than in our increasingly crowded house. Not all of my stuff will fit in at the new store, but much of it will. This is a huge undertaking for us, and is more than a little intimidating. I’ll have employees and accountants, and I’ll have to wear shoes like a grown up. As things become more finalized I’ll be blogging more about it. Right now there is financing to finalize, contracts to draw up, a landlord to interview with, regulations to study, and of course all this will be taking place with the holidays on our heels. My hubby and me are gonna be busier than usual for the foreseeable future, but when it is all settled I think I will enjoy the outcome. Wish us luck.