I mentioned earlier this month that our hardware store was named the Business of the Month by the local Chamber of Commerce, or, what passes for a Chamber of Commerce in Petticoat Junction.
Last night, we hosted a street celebration, to show our appreciation of the honor. We contracted with The Ice Box to provide snow cones, iced tea, and lemonade to our customers, and, between the two of us, Jana and I shlepped almost 200 snow cones. I was a sticky mess by the time we were through, but, I got to spend two quality hours with one of my best friends, so it was less of a chore and more of a chance to catch up with each other. You know, while providing free treats to people I'm relatively confident have never once stepped foot inside our hardware store.
The word "Free" brings out the riff-raff, let me assure you.
On the other hand, we did see a number of our regular customers, as well as Queen B and Katie, who we will be seeing a lot of this long holiday weekend (YES!!!), plus, Oscar and Emily were on hand, which gave them an opportunity to enjoy the honor (first time in almost 40 years of business, so, yeahhhh, it was about time).
Boomer Dog also enjoyed the festivities; preening for his fans, and patiently waiting for me to feed him plain shaved ice, which I was more than happy to provide.
All in all, it was a good time, and, a decent way to get the weekend started. As for the rest of the weekend, we are getting it started this morning, with a birthday celebration breakfast at Chris and Jana's, were we will be celebrating Granny's big day. Then, tomorrow, we are boating in the morning and afternoon and then attending a BBQ at Carmen's. I'm not sure what our plans are for Monday, but, since they don't include working at either of my jobs, I'm considering it a great day, in advance.
What a great way to close out the month. You know, the one we were the "Business of".