Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Philly Cheesesteaks for the Win!

So, on Friday I will have been in business at Surfer Sands, in Long Beach, Washington, for two weeks. It's been a lot of fun, with its share of challenges - the first day I was open, we had a huge windstorm and power failure just as I was getting ready to bake our fresh hoagie rolls. I found an old manual scale to weigh the dough instead of the electric one, then zipped home and got my Coleman generator to keep the proofing oven heating. We opened right on schedule and had a very good day!

I've had a couple of sellout days already; when we run out of the fresh-baked bread, we have to close. Today's sellout was right at our normal closing time, so it worked out perfectly. Our main draw is the Cheesesteak sandwiches, and we have several standard varieties, plus a lot of popular variations, like the Bacon Lover's, Garlic Lover's and a spicey one called the South End.

Love the challenge, and am having the time of my life!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Darkness Falls

For those few remaining readers out there.

I'm fairly certain this blog is going to go down at some point. G-Suite has twice now been unable to process my domain registration renewal payment, and I am quite frankly sick and tired of their lack of any human beings in the support system. Reaching the screen where one can update payment methods is so convoluted that I have simply given up on it. If I get sufficiently motivated at some point, I will perhaps approach another hosting company about transferring the blog, but it's doubtful, as my transition into business owner is eating up all of my available time.

Thanks for your support over the last seven years.