Hi there all of you well dressed dapper folk! I’m coming to you all humbled and kind of nervous. More than anything I am excited. My garage is full to the brim with fine hats and many tools and I think it’s time I left my garage and let the public in on what I’ve been up to. More than anything, I want a window. That would upgrade my life immensely. I’m thinking about leasing a shop. The old cobbler in my town is retiring today and he put me in contact with his landlord. The rent is probably the most affordable I’ve seen in this town. I still have many questions about the property, apparently the landlord hasn’t been in there in decades so she has no clue of the state of the property until he hands over the keys at the end of the month. I can honestly say that this hat making venture is hands down the riskiest and most exciting thing I’ve ever done with my life thus far at 28. It still beats pulling 12 hour shifts in the kitchens or 14 hours a day at the horse track like I was doing before a traumatic injury robbed me of the ability to do that kind of intense physical labor. If I’m working 14 hours I find a lot more satisfaction when it’s in my own shop. So what are y’all’s thoughts? Can you see a hat shop in the heart of the bluegrass working out or am I mad man for following this dream?