The Micros is again up and running. It's still a bit tenuous but for now we have decided to forgo the $5000 for a new system. Micros is selling old 2700's (which is what we have) on eBay, but is no longer supporting the product or indeed even mentioning it on their website. So, I bought one new unit and will be bidding on at least one more. The Alameda office has agreed to install the operating software on it for me. So, those should last 20 or so years.
That means yesterday was back to upholstering chairs. There's a bit in the beginning of the Fog City Diner cookbook where Bill Upson of Real Restaurant Group writes about laying the tile for Fog City Diner. Then, in the dedications he writes, "This is the last restaurant I'm laying tile in." My feelings exactly. I am not a born upholsterer, although I believe I'm doing a credible job.
However, this is all part of running a small business, a "mom & pop" shop if you will. And now, we will really be running a mom & pop shop. Our first child is due in August. Yes, GM will now stand for Great Mom as well as General Manager.
I hadn't gone this public with the info for a few reasons, some personal but mostly because I want this blog to remain about restaurant life, not about new parent life. There will though be some overlap in the writing. We have the results of our recent sonogram, we don't know the sex of the child, just that it is well-formed and everything is normal which was a concern given both of our ages.
I'd love to say more, but I have to be on my way for a 2 day board retreat for our county promotional alliance.