Okay, so who would ever have known that it would take six months to get Vancouver Pizza up and running? I sure would not have!!! What a learning curve!!! But it is really shaping up! Eric of Alpine Design is working feverishly to get the last minute counter tops and shelving done! What an amazing job he is doing with the woodwork! Our ovens are in and ready to be fired up and used!!! Our new soda machine was installed this week. We moved our dear ol' dough machine in yesterday (December 5) with the help of Scott Cameron, Eric, Jeff and Harry's Locksmith (well, really Pat loaned us their safe mover but not his muscle - what's up, Pat!!! Hey, we did appreciate the "lift!"). Bryce of TDK Electric came in and wired it up for us and with great apprehension we threw the breaker and hit the switch! But it wouldn't start up! I ran and got the safety cage, we hooked it back on and Presto!!! it worked! Hurrah!! One more thing checked off the list!!
Let me share with you some amazing things that have happened - even better than whether a shelf was built!!! I had a wonderful man, John and his dog, Barney, come by the store the other day and give me a picture of his dog and him. Attached to the picture was a crisp $100 bill! Then today, Wednesday, a lady walking down the street handed me a bill and said "I want you to use this for napkins." She wouldn't tell me her name; she just smiled and continued walking down Main Street. I unrolled the bill and it was $100!! We had just received a shipment for our paper towels and holders that came to $123! Coincidence??!! I don't think so!!! Thank you my angels in disguise! Daily, I am touched by the emails I receive or the words that are spoken, the help that is given or the gifts that are bestowed. Blessings to all of you, once again!!
Vancouver Pizza will rise again - even better than before. But my prayer is that the community has been united somehow throughout all of this - that you have felt a part of something bigger than yourself at work! Hugs! Karen, Cliff and the VPC Family