Another week of progress and it is only Tuesday! I have opened the dialogue with the day job in order that we can manage my exit which is a very strange feeling. Already people are referring to future tasks as not including me which, whilst accurate, seems somehow wrong. On the flip side I remain immensely proud of my little pub and am so pleased with the positive response I am getting. There’s still a way to go but time does have a habit of racing by lately.
Supplier pricing is coming in, although there are still some suppliers to meet. I have spreadsheets everywhere taking prices and margins as well as tasks and orders. I am onto the fifth colour for coding my wallchart and yet still somehow managed to miss the stonemasons stage payment (sorry Dave). Everywhere I turn there are piles of paper and things to do but hey was never supposed to be easy was it? Brilliantly against this backdrop of chaos everybody still wants to offer advice on which sandwich is best of what lager to stock as if they are the only critical questions. I am thinking of speaking to the tourist board and asking for funding given the volume of people from the Midlands who are planning to visit.
Sign writer proofs are due this weekend which is another step closer to returning the old pubs name to where it belongs albeit with a bright new graphic for the swing board.so keep watching this space, it might seem slow but trust me under the water I am paddling like mad!