Monday, October 17, 2005

It's official: Time to panic; the truck's on the way.

We just received word that the money's in the bank, the paperwork's almost finished, and our new fermenters and serving tanks will be loaded and shipped within the next two days.

Gads ... and it only took a year, three different point people, two banks and six months off my life.

Now comes the fun part -- figuring out the installation procedures.

You really didn't think we'd planned it in advance, did you?

In other work-related news today, the roofers have been stacking shingles in anticipation of starting work, and three of us took two trucks and went to a warehouse in Louisville's west end to pick up 2,000 square feet of oak flooring for the banquet and conference room that is taking shape in our building.

At 6:30 p.m. tonight, there's a beer dinner at the Irish Rover Too in LaGrange, Kentucky. I was amused to hear my name on public radio promos for the event, which referred to me as a beer guru. Of all the terms used to describe us, i.e., nuts, geeks, aficionados, fans, and the like, my favorite remains "enthusiast."

It's going to be a long week, isn't it?

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