On Monday afternoon, we received word that the money's safely in the bank somewhere on Prince Edward Island, the customs paperwork is almost finished, and our new fermenters and serving tanks will be loaded and shipped within the next two days.
Gads ... and it took only 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?
After all that, we begin brewing more beer, and start looking for an off-premise account somewhere. Maybe downtown New Albany? In the meantime, we've decided to simplify the brewing schedule to suit the approaching chaos.
In other work-related news, the roofers have started ...
... 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 laminate flooring for the banquet and conference room that is taking shape in our building.
On Monday night, there was a beer dinner at the Irish Rover Too in LaGrange, Kentucky. I'd been amused to hear my name on public radio promos for the event, which referred to me as a beer "guru," but of all the terms used to describe us, i.e., nuts, geeks, aficionados, fans, and the like, my favorite remains "enthusiasts."
Busy times ahead ... but things are looking good.