Dateline: 6 January 2016 AD
The Glenside Diner opened up for business at 6:00 this morning, as scheduled. I'm usually up well before 6:00 am but this morning I slept in. My mind was finally at ease and, frankly, my body was exhausted. The past couple of weeks of new-diner preparation have been kind of intense around here.
It isn't just me. Marlene poured herself into this project too. And James & Bekah were noticeably run down. Last night around 10:30 they left our house with a bunch of freshly-printed Glenside Diner breakfast and lunch menus.
They're young. They can bounce back from exhaustion quickly. But Marlene and I don't bounce back like we once did. We need a few days to recover.
Just about everything around here was put on hold while we focused on helping to get the diner all ready for today's opening. As a result, our house is a mess, my shop is a mess, my work vehicle is a mess, and I'm behind with all sorts of projects. Fortunately, it's winter and my Planet Whizbang business is experiencing it's yearly slow time. There is no way I would have had time to help with the diner renovations if it were any other season of the year. So that worked out nicely.
Unless something breaks at the Glenside, I don't expect to be down there too much. I do plan to make a simple website for the diner, but that's no big deal.
Marlene went down there today for lunch (she's a regular customer) and she messaged me that they were real busy. That's good news.
And that's that.