"That's true," she said. "Actually, I have been away to see my sister. Good news! I have been able to sort out my finances and I am ready to buy my own shop, so I need to set up an appointment with you sometime this week."
Bessie's eyes grew big. "Yes! That would be fabulous! I was on my way to the farmer's market, but I can do that later. I am so excited about finding a little building of my own!"
"Then let's get down to business!" I said.
We looked through the inventory, and Bessie decided that she really does not want to do any renovation work at all. I told her that she could have something specially built, and that is how she wants to proceed.