Beautifully said Mike. I've also heard it said, "Where one door closes, another one opens. But it can be hell waiting in the hallway!" That's where i've been the last several months...in the hallway. It's taken a lot of faith and courage to stick with it but i've learned a GREAT deal about starting businesses, health departments, partnerships (or potential partnerships), networking, the list goes on... But i've kept taking action, putting one foot in front of the other, networking, networking, networking and today found what could potentially be the future home of my (hopefully) soon to be ready 3kilo USRC roaster. I've got a few other leads out there i want to follow through with but i think this is going to be the place for me. When i talked to the guy on the phone before visiting he described the space as, "a small office with a storage room attached." When i got there, the space was essentially a one car garage with a roll up door and an office attached to it. More than enough room! Everything i've seen in the city for the same price was smaller than my guest bathroom! It was Christmas last year that made me think i might could get something going with a roasting business. Now one year later i'm pulling my hair out trying to get everything roasted in time for the holidays. Earlier this week, i slept Tuesday night and didn't lay down again til 2am Thursday morning, roasting the entire time on my side porch on the Behmor (in four layers of clothes). I thought by now i'd have my USRC roaster but it's only because i didn't understand/know of the challenges i'd face in finding a place to put it! Anyway, anyone can want to start a business, it's a little harder to actually start one, and it takes a special kind of person to keep it going! Thanks for sharing Mike. Michael Brown b'ham, AL <Snip> Chat with Messenger straight from your Hotmail inbox.