Karrie: Dear, the space next door to the shop is vacant–what do you think?
David: You already have Heavenly Outhouse!
Karrie: I know, but Heavenly Outhouse is full of beautiful things and I really want a space for funny things, cheeky things… maybe even some naughty things…
David: Aw babe, you always say retail is nutty—up and down like a roller-coaster, big box stores moving in, Amazon the death star of retail, the economy…and it’s so much work, for both of us.
Karrie: Yes, yes, it IS nutty–that’s why I love it! Don’t forget how fun it is too! Well, I guess it’s mostly fun for me—you get to put in new flooring and build shelves and move heavy boxes heehee. But we both believe independent business still matters and we love Cochrane like crazy! We can make a difference here. I just feel it, my love.
David: Oh boy. Well I guess we’re getting another shop.
Karrie: Yipee–I knew you would agree! And I know just what to call it…
Karrie & David – guest journalist
Jacquie Matechuk – photographer