As some of you know, Dark Corner Gunworks is an FFL with a focus on sales, repairs, and customization and we create a little content on the internet. But, I’m not entirely sure what the future holds for the business.
What some of you don’t know is I’m a home-based small business. Handling repairs and builds and cerakote and the like from a small (and I mean SMALL) shop behind my house. A shop that no longer exists after Tuesday when a large oak tree crashed through it and into my house.
Fortunately (which is a word that’s hard to say about a tree falling on your home), it seems the shop slowed the tree enough to spare any major damage to my house. And, after a brief stay elsewhere and a whole lot of help from friends and member of my Masonic lodge, I’m happy to say I’m back home. And, despite the mess, everything with the house is, relatively, back to normal.
My business (and source of income) is, in all literal meaning, crushed, for the time being. The building is, obviously, a total loss. I have yet to have an opportunity to survey the extent of the damage to tools and equipment and what may have been washed away in the clean-up and rain. And, of course, there was no insurance coverage on the shop. Because, what could possibly happen, right?
Shutting down is not something I want to do, obviously. And we will get through this disaster, somehow. Although, I’m not sure how. The extent of 2020 has seemed to be a targeted strain on small business and the shortage of guns and ammo has certainly stressed sales and made creating informative content difficult. But, we will rebuild. I hope.
I do want to thank you guys for allowing me a place to vent this insane amount of stress. The opportunity to write this out has been more cathartic than anything else. And that means a lot. I’ll throw some pictures up. Granted, they aren’t the greatest pics. Obviously, pics were the last thing on my mind this week.