Ok...some time has gone by and I'm outwardly more calm. I can explain a little.
Scrap~N~Crap, my daughter's scrapbooking store, is now closed. It opened on September 11th, 2009 and closed December 22 (or something like that).
We knew we wouldn't have rent money past December but then the business partner turned off the cash register software (Checkout) so we couldn't have stayed open till Christmas anyway. We has planned on closing Christmas Eve. So, a couple of extra days didn't really matter. We were only getting a couple of people in each day for the past several weeks. It was costing more in utilities to keep the store open than we took in.
We are all sad and a good friendship has gone up in smoke. There is tons of blame being tossed back and forth and no one is happy. The thing is, if things were handled differently, it could have been a great store and we just might have made it.
So, now we have to deal with lawyers and bankruptcy and bitterness.
Oh well! A new year means a new beginning anyway.
Thanks for listening.