We had our official opening last Thursday, for a couple hours in the afternoon. I chained myself to the oven on Wednesday and baked (in addition to feeding clients), cookies, cake, scones, bannock etc. We cleaned and made sure the word got out. We decided to keep it short and simple, an opening prayer (everything opens with a prayer up here) and the local MLA, Levi Barnabas (his wife gave the prayer) said a few words and cut the ribbon along with my father and mother-in-law. Then people toured around the building, and scarfed down coffee, tea and baking. Everyone had positive things to say.
There were quite a number of kids there, and I had to reign in my inner curmudgeon as they were climbing up the outside of the stair case and sliding down the maple treads, taking Travis toys for a tour and a couple of them kept pulling his bike out from the water tank room and trying to ride it. (Breath, breath. Go to your happy place, go to your happy place, go to... GET OFF THE GOD DAMN STAIRCASE!!... ahh my happy place)