Monday, January 22, 2007
Update on Chapter 2

A few family members have asked how it's going in Chapter 2. Better. I don't have a cot tucked behind the counter anymore :-D Here are a few recent photos of "my baby". Sometimes it still feels like a two month old, with a good case of colic - screaming out of pain.

Now and then, it feels more like that adorable 4 month old stage, where they're beginning to smile, blow raspberries. We're having more fun. People are starting to enjoy just hanging out with us. Coffee, conversation, suggestions of books for specific needs. The hours in there get a bit long sometimes, but it's still a great fit for me, and the other women serving with me.

The cash register isn't so possessed anymore. At least I haven't rung up anything at $5,555.55 in awhile either.

We have 15 volunteers, two teens and 13 women, who seem to be having a good time. At least they keep showing up. Very cool. I love that.

We've only had one item get broken, and that wasn't by a kid. Only one kid came through, who, when I think of him now and then, I send up prayers for his mom. We've sold about $15,000 worth of books, gifts, music, etc. since we opened about two months ago. That's not profit, but sales. They told me not to worry about profit. So I don't. I just keep suggesting good books.

I'm pleased. The pastors, elders, powers above me seem pleased. And the stack of books on my nightstand continues to grow.

P.S. Happy Birthday #24 Dan. Be sure to do something today that makes you feel like a kid. That's what birthdays are all about. Love you, Dad and Mom.


  posted at 8:32 AM

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