ONE OF THE best parts about owning a music store is unpacking the new guitars. We got a shipment of beautiful Ibanez acoustic and electric guitars this morning. Pulling them out of the packages and tuning them up is waaaaaaaay too much fun. I'm like a kid at Christmas.
It's times like these when I realize how blessed and lucky I am at Second String Music. I have a great wife who does all the hard stuff like paperwork and ordering. I sit around, strum guitars, talk to people, give guitar lessons, play music on the weekends and just generally try to stay out of the way.
It ain't easy, being your own boss and running a small business. Every day is a new adventure and you deal with a lot of, um, interesting stuff. Like the Outside People, who walk in front of the store cursing on their cell phones. Move along, nothing to see here, nothing to see here at all.
Hanging out at Fifth and Maine sure beats working for a living!