We sold the salon!!!!!
It's basically a miracle. After all that time looking for an exit strategy, someone simply showed up at the door and asked to buy it. My sister and I agreed, and we'll be done on the 15th of this month.
I quit fighting for what I thought was right for the business a long time ago. What I wanted more than anything else was to maintain a relationship with my sister. The money, the disagreements over how to run things, the orange everything--none of it mattered as much as remaining on good--okay, decent--terms with my sister.
I wish things had been different, but they weren't. Given the realities of life, we could not have hoped for a better outcome.
Here's a great big thank you to the Universe, for its infinite wisdom, for its mercy, for its love.
Change is afoot, folks. Can't wait to see what happens next.