Once inside, it was apparent that there had been a lot of rearranging! In addition to the usual antiques, there were crafts and an outlet store. Things were displayed very attractively, but it was soon obvious that many of the former booth-vendors were gone! I missed them.
After leaving THIS room (by the way, I ♥ old wooden trunks and boxes), we were going to go upstairs. However, there was a chain across the stairway with a sign carrying this message: "We have moved all the upstairs merchandise to the main floor for your shopping convenience."
Huh? Hmm. Tough times all around!
Now while I compose on my laptop, my husband sits at the other end of the table figuring our taxes. I can't help but wonder what lies ahead for us, our children, and our nation in the coming year. THIS much I DO know:
And my God will meet all (our) needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19)...and Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the LORD! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation! (Habakkuk 3:17-18)