Sunday, March 11, 2007

Deep in the heart...

I am back in Texas, and traveling is over for the time being. I have a new business as the central Texas distributor of Weatherbos, the only truly environmentally safe and proven protectant of wood, masonary, fiberglass, etc. I am continuing the design and remodeling that I have been doing for the last several years, but I hope to move onto a new venture which will be first and foremost the right product and service that people want and need. This is my newest adventure, and one I hope will allow me to go onto the next stage of my life.

I will try to continue this blog as things of interest happen, with the hope that others will find something of interest in my struggle to not merely start and run a new business, but also to continue to walk the path towards the life I want to be living.

As always I welcome suggestions and comments..

Thursday, March 08, 2007

back in the Southlands.

Well I am back in Texas, and though I am glad in many ways to be here, I have to admit that this was the most difficult return trip yet. It seems that I have more trouble leaving each time I visit. Perhaps I will eventually listen to that feeling..

Still, now that I am back things are moving very quickly indeed. I am getting caught up on the normal design and remodeling business, but then too I am flying about trying to get the Weatherbos of Austin business off the ground. We have established our phone number and acquired the domain name ( where with luck in short order we will have a page up directing folks to our product. It really seems that almost everyone I talk to about the product wants to try it, and I know from my own experience that all it takes is one try and they will be permanently sold on the product. This is one of those very rare instances where the product out performs all others, but also has the advantage of being environmentally safe. There seems to be no downside to it.

On top of this, a long time customer of mine has approached me about doing house flips, which I may well do as well. Though money is not important to me, it would be nice to be able to develop a nest egg.

So life back here is very interesting to say the least. It is warm (70 and 80s) and sunny, with little wind. I am struggling to stay upright so it seems. I sincerely hope to get some plants and seeds into the garden this weekend between appointments.

Such is the very interesting and strangely fast paced life I have returned to.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Little over halfway

After a grueling 13 hour drive, 12 or so against the wind all the way to Hot Springs, where I got in to the hills and out of the wind, I have finally arrived at my Dad's farm. It was a bit strange to go from a few feet of snow just a 3 days ago to full spring, including some snapdragons already in bloom. From what I have been told, it is just about summer temperatures back at home.

Bright sunny day today, with little on my agenda other than resting up for the final leg of the trip tomorrow. I may well get out and do a bit of hiking out in the woods, as well as check out the changes here since last I visited.