Till now much of the
"managing" (Dave might argue) of the restaurant building project has
been done by e-mail and telephone with regular weekly visits. We
closed our Bed and Breakfast at Niagara on the Lake this weekend and
the fish and Chip restaurant has suddenly sprung into reality, no more
"Cyber Chippy" This week as the temperature begins to ease off we got
our A/C working our new exhaust system is operational but the hot air
return is still AWOL. We have telephone lines but no jacks. We have
new outer doors but no foyer door, we have toilets without partitions,
a sign without words, job applications but no time or place to
interview, all in all things seem to be progressing well. Now that we
are seeing Dave's woodworking skills come to the fore he is beginning
to strut around like a budgie. Heinz the Tiler/plasterer with the help
of his 73 year old father is creating magic and has just about run out
of blue jokes. Chris, Dave's young assistant has lost his shyness and
has adopted a "Hey Dude" kind of attitude with me.
This shows the front of the restaurant
with the new doors and
Dave our 27 year old builder who seems to have aged a bit.
Shows our new take out counter, a work in progress.
The new kitchen tiles, the ones on the back wall seem to say
something. I hope customers don't think what I did.
some wood detail
I really hope to afford dividers walls for the women's loo.
Sometimes aim becomes very important.
Just a note about the
Saturday Sarnie, we've had lots of e-mails from around the world on
the subject, I've noticed that the further you get from Scotland the
more outrages the diet becomes. The Aussies seem to be in particularly
bad shape but one misguided person in Vancouver even suggested it
should include lettuce (shudder) There is a man in Greenock who should
be locked up for criminal intent and another in Utah who seems to be
fixated on steak pie. The search continues!
Frank and June
P.S. Alastair your 15
suggestions for the "Saturday Sarnie" have been noted...Please calm