We should have taken three.
Larra and I met with Brian McCrudden, the new owner, Monday afternoon, several times on Tuesday, and again on Wednesday.
We talked about how CHI had to be run successfully, what I and my staff did to make it successful, my experiences with social media marketing in the five years since I left CHI, and the sales and performance figures that I generated during that time.
I thought Brian, Larra and I were all getting along famously. Larra thought so, too.
We really enjoyed the raw food meals that Pat, the kitchen director, prepared for us. Great dressings.
On Wednesday afternoon Brian asked us to leave because he was going to be gone for the next two weeks, and hadn’t made a final decision as to who his Director was going to be.
Larra and I were more than a bit surprised. We’d been given the impression that we were being asked to come and run the place, to get CHI reopened and back on its feet. To that end I’d reassembled key members of my old staff, including Steven Gibb and Juan Kirk, and brought all of my computers, books, etc., with me on the trip.
Either way, it doesn’t matter. I’m not sure if i really want to do another five-plus years of volunteer work, and develop another raw vegan Home Study Program. In some ways I feel I’ve paid my dues. Besides, I’ve been offered a book deal, and CHI would distract me from that project.
We left it amicable with Brian, and if he wants our help, he’ll call.
So… Now we’re off to see my family and friends in Michigan. We came packed to spend a month, so we might as well do so.
It was great to be back. It was like coming home again. Other than the new siding, not much had changed over the years.
I gotta get back to work on that book, too.
I used to enjoy wading in the creek out back of CHI. However, things have changed. This is what happened on my first step into the water. It’s gotten mucky since I left five years ago. REAL mucky. LOL