The Lord's lovingkindnesses indeed never cease,
For His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23 NASB
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The Phone Call
With the settlement we received back in January, Fernando and I knew we could survive for a little while, paying for the basics plus our new modified mortgage. But Fernando needed to work. We both felt that given that no other work was promising on the horizon, Fernando should start repairing amplifiers on his own. Yes--Fernando was ready to start his own business.
This is an amplifier. (It's all knobs and switches to me...)
He started looking on eBay and Craigslist for pieces of equipment he could us to repair amplifiers--components of electronic equipment used in satellite news gathering trucks and satellite earth stations, in the broadcast communications industry. This equipment--oscilloscopes, multimeters, and other things which I can't remember but could probably spell--can be costly, to say the least, and that was a major concern to us. We had a set amount we could spend on getting this thing off the ground.
Miraculously--and we're no longer surprised by this--Fernando found and purchased several pieces of equipment for much less than what he thought he would have to spend. In fact, he was able to purchase most everything he needed. Doors continued to open, and we stepped through them for Fernando to go into business for himself.
Fernando hired lawyers, created an LLC, and put up a website. Some work came in, and his truck operation with Arctek was billed and paid through Fernando's new company. There was something special about receiving a check made out to Soto Satellite Repair & Services!
A colleague in the industry, who has had his own business for decades, came alongside Fernando over the summer to offer advice and even some work. We were on our way!
Fernando's logo, which he created himself!
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