Hello to everyone!
First, I would like to start by saying that I am very grateful for all the amazing support and business you have given That Covers It, LLC over the past years. As a small business owner, I can tell you that it is not easy and it takes great customers to keep a small business going. You are those customers and I value your business so much!
It is with great sadness that I must tell you that my husband died in a snowmobile accident near our cottage in Minocqua, Wisconsin on January 17th, at the age of 48. He was snowmobiling with his brother and a friend. He missed a turn and hit a large tree head-on. He broke his neck and died instantly. It is not the news that any of us thought we would get that cold January night.
It has been a rough month for me, my family, my associates, and friends.
Jeff and I have two teenage daughters, Chanda and Joclyn; an over-weight loving dog, Eddie; and a fluffy tabby cat named Pudge. My oldest daughter, Chanda, is a volleyball player and is busy year-round with high school and club volleyball. My youngest daughter, Joclyn, is a dancer and is also busy year-round with troupe dance competitions.
My husband, like me, was an entrepreneur. He had developed, funded, maintained, and sold many different businesses over the years. He was my life partner in all aspects; physically, spiritually, and mentally. We were together for 26 years, celebrating our 20th anniversary this year. As you would expect, this has been emotionally draining and challenging. (Probably the hardest thing I have ever had to go through in my life so far.)
This loss has taken me on a spiritual journey of life and purpose. One of the decisions I made at the beginning of this journey was to change my work habits; not to work 60 hrs/wk.
In order to do that, I had to give up a few things that I love in my business. One of those things was Chalk Paint, Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan. I sold that part of my business to some amazing business owners; Jodi and David Zehner who own Renewed and Reclaimed located at 216 Main St, Menasha, WI 54952. The other business owners who are handling the Green Bay area are Deb Marlow and Lisa Prunty. Their business is Time for Decor and it’s located at 2304 Lineville Road, Suite 104, Green Bay, WI 54313.
These business owners are fabulous and I cannot wait for you to visit their shops! Both of these businesses will have paint for sale by Feb 17th and 18th. Please contact them to find out more information regarding their hours and paint inventory levels.
They are going to honor all gift certificates and Quart Punch Cards. They are going to host the same workshops at the same prices and also add some creative ones of their own. You are going to love what they have planned for the year ahead. It’s going to be an awesome paint journey for everyone… as I take my own journey with a different brush stroke.
Regarding That Covers It, LLC — My team and I will still be consulting and sewing custom pillows, cushions, slipcovers, drapery, as well as selling shades and blinds, fabrics and everything else That Covers It has done over the past decade. I just won’t have that awesome paint product anymore because these new businesses have time to nurture it and make it grow.
Please help them along the way by staying the awesome small business customers you have been for me.
Keep your eyes peeled for more information about Grand Openings for these two businesses in the weeks ahead. You won’t want to miss them!