For instance, I would resist the urge to blog about various things that I was worried about the health department busting me on because of the possibility that someone that works for the city might stumble onto this blog and read it. Same thing with negotiations surrounding the purchase, lease, etc.
But now that we're open, I'm going to catch up and start blogging in more or less real time. It's really a liberating feeling to be able to do so. I'll still have to consider who I talk about and how I portray them, but the whole question of time, and whether to blog this or that before this or that event takes place is now moot. Thank god.
It's been a good first week. We opened Tuesday and did ok business Tuesday and Wednesday. The articles I mentioned in my previous post came out mid-week and then we did a lot of business on Thursday and Friday. Saturday, fearing a crush of people, I came in at 6am and ground hundreds of pounds of beef, cut hundreds of pounds of potatoes, and then waited around for all the people, who never materialized. We had a pretty good day on Saturday, but it wasn't crazy like I thought it might be.
So that means today is a light prep day. Sundays, I hear, are usually pretty quiet around here, and we're closed on Monday, so no sense in bulking up on prep. This is why you find my writing a blog post when we're set to open in less than two hours.
Wow! Only two hours until we're open? I'd better get to work.