I certainly admire Annika for her business skills and her embalming capabilities, but I don't actually know her too well and for that reason I'm a bit suspicious of her on a personal level. The fact that she's lived in several different countries -- she was even in Russia for quite a long time -- give her an "alien" vibe that makes me uneasy. That's especially true since if all goes well there will be a significant revenue flow from my backyard cemetery. The bottom line is, I do need someone with at least a bit of experience in the funeral industry, and I don't know anyone except Annika who can actually embalm a body. Plus, she's willing to do grunt work like digging graves and stuff. Maybe I'm just being paranoid.
Annika is a very interesting young woman. Born in Ireland, she lived in Sweden till a teenager, then moved with her family to Texas where she entered Southern Methodist University at age 15. She has an undergraduate degree in biology, and has also worked in technology -- and last but not least, in the funeral industry! That's why I invited her for a chat about my plan for financial salvation.
Right now it's every man for himself, financially speaking! Well, so be it. I have a fairly desperate idea for keeping myself afloat that I'll be tracking here with my new flip camera ($129 at Best Buy.) Here's the first installment --->>