As we hurtle towards May 19, time management is becoming my biggest challenge. For example, I just lost 30 minutes trying to get my plumber OUT of the house after he finished the job. Every second counts at this point as we attempt to cross every t and dot every j before inspection May 1 and then opening day.
Will we have our portable sink built, the building construction under way, have all the little chemicals the state says we MUST use in our food operation. We must use chemicals! Not to mention the insurance costs. High! Like you needed me to write that to know it. When will I get our sign painted and hang it up with a coming soon notice? What about completing the mobile unit? Piece by piece by piece.
We are also working on a bid for our first Pizza Hippo wedding catering. Exciting bit of news. Really wonderful young woman who has no idea how she heard about us. Will keep y'all posted on this progression. As someone who just got married, these things are always more involved than you think they're going to be...
Speaking of time sucks, I just took the Food List challenge on Facebook. I know. In the middle of writing about time management. Sorry! My cousin Stacy Williams has tried two more foods than me! This is not totally surprising, but it does bother me. She also travels more than me and is probably better at non English languages.
Our PR machine seems to be working. People are starting to recognize the Hippo and have spontaneously shouted "It Hits the Spotamus" to me in the streets. Well, I had a dream where this happened. And someone did tell me they have seen the Pizza Hippo fliers around town. So, yeah, it's working. Look for a feature on Pizza Hippo and Kindle Farm in The Commons next week...
Speaking of PR machines, when I retweeted an article about Monsanto potentially suing the state of VT if the GMO labeling bill passes, someone from Monsanto replied directly to my twitter account with a link to a Monsanto response page disputing this claim. Freaky!
What do y'all think about this last bit?