Sunday, January 2, 2011

so it's 2011...

all the changes and plans were laid in 2010, the year of discovery and leaping. now comes the knuckle down and make it happen part....

this is the project:

taking an old 1938 diner and making it new again (which entails demo, permits, construction, rebuild) and opening a new restaurant (which entails permits, licenses, taxes, payroll, cpas, merchant services, hiring, marketing, websites, design plans, menu building, purveyor accounts, utilities, inspections...well, it's kind of big all by itself you know) and then because we're going for locally sourced we have farm wrangling, which is a whole other big ball of time and organization.

we've had delays. we're dealing with city permit issues, but we're getting there. the building is pretty much gutted, we've logged our progress on facebook and worked hard to make connections in the community. it all seems kind of unreal after coming off of 4-5 years of 50-70 hour weeks working for others on salary, to no paid job, to the next step of business owner. what a wild three months of leaping and hoping it's been.

here's to 2011 and where it takes us.

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Monday, September 6, 2010

restaurant survey. do it for downtown!

link it! post it! e-mail it to friends!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

you know you've reached extended exhaustion when...

you can't really remember what 'normal' feels like. you laugh too easy, are annoyed instantly, forget the words for simple objects, refuse to sit down because you fear the loss of energy in trying to get back moving and if just one person really hugged you and didn't pull away too quick, you know you would melt in their arms and cry for minutes with no explanation possible. luckily there are few people in the world who know how to hug like that or I'd never get anything done.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Monday, May 4, 2009

recovery bandage

post op bandage. why is recovery always worse than the initial trauma?

Sunday, May 3, 2009

injury bandage

injury be followd 2mrw by post reconstuctive surgery bandage

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

three fronts in one

Monday, April 13, 2009

better to break...

i think the other side of the door frame had the other half of this saying...than to bend. but it was in a brewery so i can't remember!

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Saturday, April 11, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

silly string, one of the top inventions of all time

though i only have a few pictures of silly string wars we have them often. things get too intense, everyone grumpy? throw a can at everyone and go nuts, immediate mood changer, i do it with friends too, ambush them on my porch when they come to vent. oh and santa leaves a can in every stocking every year, it's a great fun mess!

Sunday, April 5, 2009


Saturday, April 4, 2009

look up, waaayyy up

Friday, April 3, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

pope's wall of fame

kind of impressive actually

Monday, March 30, 2009

looking through

Sunday, March 29, 2009

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