We started this journey 13 months ago when we had our initial discussion with Jenna from Nothing Bundt Cakes. It has been one of the most grueling learning experiences in my life. I often look back and wonder how we got here. Just a week ago, as I was leaving the bakery after yet another late night, I looked back at the lit sign and wonder what in the world I was doing. Well it’s too late now to turn back. Thanks to my incredibly supportive family, my marketing extraordinaire sister, some very encouraging and supportive individuals from the support office, an amazing general contractor, and now two incredible ladies that flew in to work around the clock with us we have transformed a box ridden and poorly organized space into an efficient and hopefully well run bakery ready to be opened tomorrow. I’m exhausted, scared, stressed, and excited for tomorrow.
We have made some major progress in the past two weeks and even more so over the last week. In fact, we made so much progress I️ thought for sure we would be ready to start training first thing tomorrow morning. But alas I️ have been reminded once again that nothing goes as planned. On Thursday we discovered issues with our fire alarm communication board not communicating with the fire dispatch and were shuttered until it could be resolved. While waiting for the technician to arrive we managed to set off the fire alarm and somehow that faulty communication board communicated with dispatch and so we had a visit from the fire department, but still didn’t count as pass in the test. This is also where my beautiful young nieces discovered that Uncle Aaron is a bit more free with his language when under a lot of stress. After waiting nearly two days the technician finally showed late Friday and we believe has resolved the issue. We will no more tomorrow morning when the chief comes out for our test and if all goes well we should be training by Wednesday at the latest. Let’s hope I️ didn’t just jinx the project again.