...and good I got him! Now, I'm just waiting for the pay-back...
So, the prank went down like this:
I'm ditching work today, trying to get on that stay-home-Wednesday-and-Friday schedule.
He calls me around 11:30 a.m.-ish.
I'm in town running errands. We talk about food. What he's doing for lunch. What I'm doing for lunch, etc... I'm headed back home; he's going to the Friday buffet with all the guys at work.
About a 1/2 hour later, I call him, all outta breath and begin my excited, fast-speak....I'm all,
"Honey, guess what??? .... You're NEVER gonna believe this!!!!
Uh, I just picked up Janice from work and uh, we're gonna go to lunch, and, well, remember the old Goodwill building???
The one with those really cool, old barn doors with the glass in them separating the spaces...The one's that I told you about? That I love so much? Well, you know how they're moving and stuff?
Well, they have a FOR LEASE sign.
And, well, Janice and I stopped. And the owner was there. And, well, we leased the place.
We're gonna have a studio in the back - in the space behind those cool, old doors - and have a store in the front.
It has big windows.
And it has a parking lot.
Places for people to park and stuff.
Not like those houses we've looked at that would be perfect and cute and stuff, but have no place where people can park.
I'm SO excited!!!
I'll talk to you about the details more tonight.
Janice and I are going to lunch to celebrate!!!
I DID NOT LET HIM GET IN A WORD....Until the end.....
His response was, "Really? O.K. I'll talk to you about it later."
Then we hung up.
Knowing he was at lunch with all the guys, I waited about 5 minutes, then sent him a text ....
"April Fools!!! I'm not with Janice. I'm not at the Goodwill either!"
His reply: "You suck! You got all of us good!!! I owe you for that one.."
Nice to know, that he'd be supportive and so would the other guys at work...I love it!!!
ETA: I was wondering what a place like that rents for...the internet is such a wonderful resource...
There it was..."Goodwill location on 6th"....6500 sq. ft. - $4000/mo. nnn (triple net - means rent + property taxes + insurance) WHOA!!! outta my price range..... I'll just keep dreaming about one of those little houses with no parking....
I'm just a country girl, having the time of her life, treasure hunting daily, seeing the good in all things that others might consider worthless. I love creating mixed media artwork and home décor items using found objects...and I've just recently started dabbling in wearable art jewelry. Many of my fixed-up finds have been published in a number of magazines and have won accolades. But my life spent in Southern Oregon, with my family and friends, is the MOST important to me. Without their support and encouragement, I might just be another hoarder! LOL I'm enjoying meeting like-minded persons and sharing ideas, dreams, and experiences...and hope to have the studio open to the public someday soon.
Tina Schiefer works and lives in Southern Oregon, where she and her husband own and operate a themed fabrication company serving the entertainment industry, E.B. Effects and Design. She is the proud mother of three grown sons; is a themed media, assemblage artist using primarily found objects and cast-offs; and will soon be hosting and teaching mixed media, jewelry, and home décor related workshops in her new studio, The Rusty Monkey. She is enjoying meeting other artists with like minds and sharing the adventure! She was an ICE Resin Creative Team Member 2011-2012. Many of her creations can be seen in a variety of magazines such as Somerset Home, Somerset Gallery, Art Doll Quarterly, Somerset Memories, Mingle, Somerset Life, Belle Armoire Jewelry and Jewelry Affaire, and on the spring issue of Create & Decorate. Most recently, one of her assemblages, Folly - a parasol, won 2nd place in the Spellbinders Explore Beyond - Craft to Win contest.