Monday, October 02, 2006

Two more weeks

I am starting to feel my nerves a little bit. We've got two weeks till we open the doors and I feel so unprepared to do it. The counter top still needs to be installed and its looking like thats yet another thing I'm going to have to teach my self by doing it myself. Still need to get the new (used) fridge in there, figure out whats going on with the oven (thermostat, knobs, and generally old as %*@#). Need to get my sauces made and the food ordered. It seems like I could sit here and go on and on about whats not done yet that should've been done by now. There is just so dang much! Also, I know I never got around to posting that picture of the "southern icon" I talked about in my previous post, I will try to do that this afternoon. Be sayin' some prayers for us!

3 comments:

Jonesey said...

Pat-
I've got a very important question about Saturday night- will the UT/Georgia game be on? I hate to be a pain in the ass, but if Debby Bryan can put in a request for Zima, I figured I could try to get the UT game on. I promise to buy a T-shirt if I can watch the game while feasting on your food. I'll even buy 2 kids shirts if you have them. Good luck in getting things wrapped up.
Brett Jones

hearts n TN said...

Hang in there Pat!...openings are always crazy, you'll get a system down. Just remember hot food hot, cold food cold....and cold beer cold! See you guys at the end of the month.Good Luck!

Anonymous said...

Maybe this is the way to get free labor!


Subject: FW: Git-ER-Dun


GIT-ER- DUN~

Hello, is this the Sheriff's Office?"
"Yes. What can I do for you?"
"I'm calling to report 'bout my neighbor Virgil Smith. He's hidin'
marijuana inside his firewood! Don't quite know how he gets it inside
them logs, but he's hidin' it there."
"Thank you very much for the call, sir."
The next day, the Sheriff's Deputies descend on
Virgil's house. They search the shed where the firewood is kept. Using
axes, they bust open every piece of wood, but
find no marijuana. They sneer at Virgil and leave. Shortly, the phone
rings at Virgil's house. "Hey, Virgil! This here's Floyd....did the
Sheriff come?"
"Yeah!"
"Did they chop your firewood?"
"Yep!"
"Happy Birthday, buddy!"

(Rednecks know how to git-ER-dun)...:.)...

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