I had intended to write this week's blog about baskets. The espresso kind of basket. The silver one that holds coffee grounds and sits in an espresso machine. Because, let's be honest .... they are riveting. But, during the time that I had set aside to write what would have probably been (okay, let's be honest) a pretty boring blog about baskets, I found myself driving to Cadiz, Kentucky in a rescue mission of sorts.
At 4:54 PM Tuesday evening I received a call from my incredible wife. By 6:05 PM I was on the road in a white pickup truck, owned by her father, that, luckily, is as reliable as her father. Christine's car had broken down in the hills of Tennessee trying to tow our new coffee trailer. Which, by the way, has been affectionately named Stella and is often referred to by my wife as "our baby". So I took off to St. Louis to stay the night with friends, and then finished the rest of the seven hour drive to our rescue point, Cadiz, Kentucky.
In lieu of this adventure, this week's blog will not be about baskets, but instead it will be a short photo story of all our adventures in the past two weeks. There have been some momentous milestones.
We pulled our first shot.
Had our first customer.
Christine's friend and former co-worker, Deidre, drove 12 hours here and back from Austin to help with out first pop-up shop.
Christine's friend, Adri Guyer, took incredible photos of our pop-up, making us look professional AF.
Christine's Dad drove 1000 miles, braved the Tennessee hills, and kept the trailer and Christine safe and sound.
We met Jerry, who is a master at making custom trailers from the ground up and, who we found out, does not like taking photos. Luckily, Christine has a way of wooing people into things.
And . . . we made it home safely (with our baby).
We are two weeks in, and I have learned that our friends are more reliable than our car. That Nashville is a great weekend trip destination from Kansas City. And that 15 year old cars pry aren't the safest bet when traveling with a 1200 lb trailer attached to it.
Thank you to everyone who is making this dream come true. It's way more possible with you, and it's way more fun too.
Here's my favorite picture of Christine. Enjoy the pure joy radiating from her.
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