Thursday afternoon – The week has gone by quickly with very little fanfare. Today your tax dollars are being spent to fund an employee appreciation crawfish boil for this unit and the handful of other units right around this area. All the guards are talking about crawfish and the warden is wearing a shirt with a picture of a crawfish on it. It’s all making me very hungry.
My mom has sent to me some of the brief replies that my closer friends have sent through her email, and I am glad to hear from each of you. Nice to know you are still alive.
It’s in the 90’s most everyday here, and the heat still isn’t too bad. As a matter of fact, I’m just going to stop commenting on it unless there is some sort of significant change.
My grandfather is kind and compassionate enough to write me a few times each week, which I really appreciate. He sent me a letter last week and asked me a question that I would like to address here. In our recent correspondence, one of the topics we’ve hit on is the business planning that I’ve been doing. In my letters to him, I explained a lot of the who, what, and when issues of my planning. The other day he asked, “Why are you making this plan?” I don’t think he was looking for the obvious answer. I think he was asking more of a philosophical question ie, Why are you making this plan vs. going to get a normal job or choosing a different career path or becoming a professional pirate or whatever the infinite number of other options might have been. Some of you may be curious about this, also.
The answer isn’t complex. Since I opened my own business in 1995, I have had thousands of ideas run through my head about ways to expand, improve, and be more profitable. I have never taken the time to fully catalog these ideas. I am not certain, but I would venture to guess that most of my friends probably think that I never plan for anything. This, however, is very far from reality. Yes, I am spontaneous, but I plan for nearly everything. There has even been a plan over the last five years. Do I always make the best plan or strictly adhere to my plan? Of course, not. Anyway, the ideas about my business opportunities and operations have finally become so vast, that in order to be effective and grow, it was mandatory to get some concrete designs in writing. To conclude, I am making this plan in order to most efficiently facilitate making a significant amount of money and establishing a business that I can feasibly sell in three or so years. I hope this explanation helps.
That’s all I’ve got for now. I plan to put this in tomorrow’s outgoing mail. Thanks to all for your support, and I look forward to your comments.