The other day my girlfriend and I were sitting in traffic. Next to us was a van that rented those jolly jumpers and water slides. I said why would people rent a water slide when you can buy one for $300 and use it whenever you wanted to?
That got my mind going. Rusty and I talked about it. We can buy pre printed leases and liability releases. HMMM. Maybe Amber would want to do this to raise money for her trip?
So we pitched the idea to Amber. Amber is ever the pessimist, but we answered all of her questions. Amber finally said, "mom $300 is a lot of money for me to lose if no one rents my water slide". So we told her that if no one rents her slide that we would buy it from her.
Last night Amber go a lesson on business and how it cost money to make money. Then Amber got interested and she started calling the local rental places and found out that they were charging $250 for a four hour rental. Amber says well then I will charge $200.
So tonight after Amber gets home we are going to go to the bank and get the money and go buy a water slide. I told Amber that I would make up some flyers, so we will be passing out a ton of flyers over the next few days.
Amber pitched this idea to one of our friends and she said "the fruit of a tree is out on the limbs, so you need to go there". What great advice. Then Amber said "just think after I make the money I need to for the trip everything else goes me!"
So we are going out on a limb and I so know that a taste of success will be good for Amber.
Today I am going to make up some flyers for Amber and go get them copied. I need to go buy all the forms, and then Amber will be on her way to starting a great little business.
Nikki is getting excited because she is getting ready to start her summer of running. Next Monday Nikki and Jake leave for Oregon for two weeks. Then Nikki comes back for two weeks, and leaves for Nicaragua for two weeks. Once back from there she will have two weeks off then all of the children will be going to my moms for two weeks. Once back from there Nikki will be going to summer camp and then school will start. I am warn out just writing about her summer!
It is final, next year Nikki will be going to Africa. So I need to get with the cdc and find out what shots she will need and how soon we can start getting them. The trip to Africa will be close to $4,000! We are going to start fund raising very soon.
Well nothing is getting done while I am just sitting here, so I better get busy.