March 10, 2015…45* and not a cloud in the sky!
In this case he was coming AT me!
Time to put Frosty away.
|My parsley is trying to grow!|
|Picture courtesy of our Italian guests.|
|Look how high-centered the machine is from the melt.|
|Sad looking freezer.|
Winter is the season that the Resort really turns into a lunch destination for the snowmobile crowd. That means lots of burgers, chicken, and bacon cooked over the grill. When the grill goes down, the lunch crowd doesn’t get fed. As you can guess, that’s what happened. I don’t know how old the grill was, but I do know it had seen a lot of use even just over the two summers Jake and I worked here and certainly since we took over this past June. It was bound to happen at some point, but why…oh why…now??
|Part of Jake's "fun" commute.|
Yes, you read correctly. As we unpacked miles of cardboard, plastic, and parts, we quickly discovered that the main front of our four-burner grill had only three knobs. Hmmm. Our eyes wide (especially Jake’s), we went back to the big box and looked at the picture on the front. Sure enough, three knobs…and the words, “Three Burner Grill.” Aaarrrggghhh! In essence, we just paid $500 for a grill we didn’t want, had to use, and couldn’t take back. (But it sure is pretty.)
|On the "to do" list. Paint and organize the pantry!|
|Photo taken earlier in December.|
It was in the next day or two that the phone started ringing off the hook with people wondering when we were going to reopen for lunch. Jake and I had been scratching our heads about that very question since we knew the Collins’ used to open about a week into January, but we had been given feedback from some locals that we should open earlier. The clamoring public made the decision for us. We firmly decided New Year’s Day would be the perfect day to reopen. It makes sense, then, that we served 18 lunches on December 31st. Flexibility is the name of the game and we were happy to have the business and company.
|It was so bright outside!|