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socks and cat

Still working...

Setting up the second studio is keeping me insanely busy. I also forgot how much money it costs to set up a dance studio. When I set up the main studio, I really thought I would make it on a budget of $5k. But when it was all said and done, it was somewhere between $8 and $10k to have all the poles, floors, curtains, rods, labor, installation, etc. etc. etc. The expenses really never end when setting up any kind of physical space for your business. I have yet to put a sign out front, which is probably another $500 to $2k (depending on how nice of a sign I choose).

I'm off to Home Depot today to get more lighting and a shoe rack holder thingy for the new studio. I haven't put in a sound system yet and I want to scrub it down today as well. And I completely forgot that if I'm going to host pole parties in there, I may need lots of feather boas (about $120 worth) and possibly an air condition and installation for the hotter months coming up (another $300). I'm very tempted to buy one of those free standing air conditioners so I don't have to mess with the window installation (the window shape won't really work with a window air conditioner). But the last time I bought one of those free standing air conditioners that has a tube going out the window, it couldn't come close to the cooling power of a window air condition. I have no idea why that is. But a free standing one would be ideal if it would just work as well as a window one.

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Not to worry. The air conditioner will be coming out of a 3rd story window. There are easier places to break into. Plus the windows are shaped in a way that won't really work with an air conditioner. So I don't think I can even put one in there.