Well, a whole weekend has came and went. What did I get done on the NoGaCoCo truck you ask? Well quite a bit actually. I washed the truck, inside and out, I got most of the shelving installed, and I got the sinks installed. I also have most of the plumbing done for the fresh water and grey water tanks. The water pump is mounted, the shelves are secured to the floor, and the fresh water tank is mounted.
All of that may seem like a small list, but in all reality it was quite a feat. I have already made countless trips to local home improvement stores to gather odds and ends for the build out. I probably have a few more ahead of me while I get the final components ready. I am still waiting on my water heater to get delivered. I am frustrated at the process for that but I learned a long time ago you get more flies with honey than you do vinegar. I have 100% confidence in the guy I ordered the sinks from to come through for me.
As a side note, I was reminded as to WHY I want to strike out on my own and build my own dream this weekend. See, my wife is about 6 hours away in St. Simon’s Island until Tuesday evening. She accompanied a very close family friend to seek treatment for a terminal illness. I won’t go into the details in this kind of medium, but suffice it to say she doesn’t have much longer with us as it currently sits. That sucks! She is a good wife, a good mother, and a good Christian. She has been a part of my family for quite some time now and it breaks my heart that God hasn’t healed her yet.
I am reminded that we only get one go-round on this planet. One life. That’s it. I really don’t want to squander it working my ass off for someone else and building their dream. I want to build MY dream. I want to be there for my children when they are young, not spend their youth working 12 hours a day chasing a carrot dangled by someone else. I will have the rest of my life to work for other people. They will always want the majority of my hours. I deeply feel as if I owe it to my family and to myself to chase this dream of owning a coffee truck to devote the best time to them. I mean, I love YOU and all, but I only have 1 family. I can’t squander it.
At the end of the day, I cannot continue to talk about dreaming of owning my own business and working for myself and pass up this opportunity. I am still young enough to screw up this whole thing and have enough time to recover.
But I really hope I don’t screw it up. 🙂