Thursday, July 29, 2010

Business Plan Done. Truck really small. Hmm.

The business plan is written, completed, submitted for revisions, all 35 pages of it.  I think it looks pretty good, of course, since I did my best, although it could have been snazzier with better graphics if I'd bought a cool program or spent more time on it, I simply didn't have more time to do it, so it's pretty darn good. Besides, I'm mainly securing my own financing. 

I went south to meet an auto painter who lives near Ken, who sold me the truck, to see if the truck would fit in the painting bay and how much it would cost to paint it professionally. Three grand, and we're not sure yet, but I'll call him in the morning (I went to see my awesome sister and her lovely family before they head East to Newfoundland- the baby may be walking before they come back). The three grand seems pretty reasonable, according to my brother-in-law, but it's a whack of cash and the first amount like that I've considered spending that has no resale value. And the timing is tricky, since my bro has to leave before the truck could get painted, and we can't put the solar panels on until after it's painted, and he can't paint it until after my brother leaves. Oh spinny head.  Trust it will work!

Now, at first I thought it was so cute that the truck was small.  But today, it just looks really small, especially when I imagine the stove, sink and fridge in a converted freezer I'll have to put in there. So, do I spend $3000 on it?  And I'll have to spend on ventilation as well.  I wonder it I'd be better off selling it and finding something better....Hmm... the expensive trailer looks better and better, but the truck will be so cute.  It looks like this, only slightly larger. And the green will be like this.

Well.  Off to the Dharma Center tomorrow to cook for the meditators and meditate myself.  It should be so lovely... Maybe it will all come clear...

4 comments:

Jan Campbell-Luxton said...

Jackie

How can I help or support what you are doing?

Bravo.

Jan.

Erin said...

Hopefully it all becomes clear after mediation. If not, hopefully it all becomes clear after that... that, undefined period of time when EVERYTHING makes sense. Hmmm. Of course, THAT never happens. But green is a decidely nice colour, and it sounds like you're still having fun!

Soup Jackie said...

Thanks so much Jan and Erin! Things did not come remarkably clearer over meditation, except a way of making more counter space and that I like the little truck I have, but boy does it need work...
Jan, a phone chat is definitely in order soon- I have many, many questions.
Thank you for the support...

Hawkeye said...

Oh My Goodness! The truck is sooooo cute!!!