It's no secret that I wasn't looking forward to retirement, but with our space being converted to condo units it seemed the right time to call it quits. I was aware when i moved in that condos were due in 5 to 6 years, but considering that i was almost 70 when we moved in. I figured who would want to keep working after 75. So we had our going out of Business Sale. Well, here i am now 75 with a poorly functioning hip but the head isn't agreeing with the body - what to do? Adjust and adapt!
I decided that if I could find a smaller location, with a really good wheelchair ramp i could open up again, and use a scooter type of cart (It is the envy of the grandkids) for mobility.
I contracted Sandy Shindleman (who has always been there for me) asking if he could find me a smaller location that would be both accessible and affordable. And boy, did he deliver.
I now have to deal with the City for a zoning variation, but they have also been most accommodating.
Had I known that I would be opening up again, I would have had things in place for a smooth transition. But what's the fun in that? Now, I have to be out of here shortly. (streetside is generously allowing us to stay while working around us.)
Hopefully I will be at my new location soon, I am much happier now knowing that i will be able to keep doing what I love to do.