Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sunday, Here we go...

     I will attend church at 1 p.m. and then off to the theater for major tech rehearsal without any dancers.  Just lights and sets, and sound.  Still plenty to do, but the list of major things is shorter.

     Hubs and I started out very early from Boise yesterday, like 5:30 in the morning our time.  Ugh!  I wanted to kill him, but he could not sleep, so I made him drive the whole way and slept for about 4 hours of the drive. We arrived home about 10:30 and that was nice as I was able to unpack clean up, start some laundry and really clean up the shop, which daughter and teachers had been working in and it was a disaster.

      Daughter and teachers came home from rehearsal at studio where they had finished the birdcage, and we put together the tent that swings down to house the sugar plum fairy in one of the #'s.  I still have the ruffle to put on it.  I also covered a large box that hubs put on a piano dolly.  It is a bright tinseled Green and I glued sparkly snow flakes all over it, so that Drosselmier will not have to pull all the toys out of a bag.  We will just roll on the box and he can choose out of it.  So much easier, but again one more large prop piece.

     Now the shop is a wreck again!  That is okay all set pieces and costumes will be out of there this afternoon (I am sure more will come in), then I can at least greet customers in a clean environment.  I know I will be busy tomorrow, as I set up several appointments last week.  I did not receive too many calls last week for sewing and I usually don't.  But the ones I did get they were all very nice and will come in this week. I still plan on trying to sew even during the shows as I need the money.

     Speaking or I should say writing about money, I am so proud of Sarah.  She gives me hope.  I am really struggling right now.  I am not sure why as I have had so much work come in and I have done as much as possible.  But I am going backwards at the studio and it is scary.  I am still having the tuition problems, and enrollment is down and I cannot keep up on studio bills.  If things don't change and fast I will be be in big trouble. I will not borrow any more money to keep it afloat and that is what I have been doing in a nutshell.

     Yes I am making progress on debts but is has slowed to a crawl and this month has gone backwards.  I am hoping the Nutcracker can pull us out.  Then if we go non profit, I will still have to worry but I will have a board to help.  I am really ready to throw in the towel and add the studio debt to my own and call it good.  I hate to retrench but I don't know what else to do.  Parents are upset they don't want me to close, so they will have to step up to the plate and fund raise.

    In the mean time I am going to be happy about the upcoming Holidays and the performances.  The Nutcracker is Magic in itself.

Have a Peaceful and restful Sabbath.



  1. You have paid down well over $20,000.00 in the past year, that is no small potatoes! You are going in the right direction...yes, things have slowed down but it's the time of year. Come January you'll get back on top of things once again.

  2. Do not backslide!!!! It seems to me, after reading your blog for quite a while that you are at a point in your life, with Hubs on the verge of retirement, that you need to cut your losses. You need to either raise tuition to cover costs, or close the studio. Plain and simple. You have a major health issue that is exacerbated by stress, and you have to much debt to go into retirement with.

    You are an extremely generous, kind and giving soul, but do not sacrifice your well being and financial situation for a dance studio. Period.