It was a long day, thank you to all the customers who smiled when we told them there wasn’t any food, just coffee and tea. Who walked around the giant oven blocking our door to hear that statement. Who cheered us on.
The old oven is out the window and the new oven is in, plummed, electrified and ALMOST ready to cook things. There was swearing, there were snags, its me, so I’m also pretty sure there was eye rolling which accompanied “a look”. I repeatedly reminded myself that we need this new oven, that it will make all of our lives and your bread better. Installation during December may not have been perfect timing. But trying to lift a 2900 lb oven over a snow bank in January probably wouldn’t have been great timing either.
Bank loans and bells and whistles. Sometimes you have to throw caution to the wind and buy an oven that is the price of a really nice car. Then keep driving the Prius. I believe in what we’re doing, and you gotta have the tools. Business books, entrepreneurial books, and book club books. Cause you also have to have balance. I am currently out of balance, but when we get that beast fired up tomorrow and start putting food out again, I’m sure it will come back. Please be patient with us (I’m talking to myself as much as my customers).