We stayed at the Bridgewater (not view) Inn, which was nice and close for all the back and forth we did with the new property. We took our photographer friends, Wendy and Davis, around to show them the property, meet the owners, see Pine Island, etc. They loved it and we're all super excited for them to display and sell their photos. Rich and Lesa joined us as well for Saturday day/night.
The owners had a bunch of furniture they wanted to leave if we could use it. They also have decades worth of tools bought specifically for the property. Between the two lots, we should have everything we'll ever need. Included in the furniture lot is a ton of restaurant stuff. Will make it easier to jump into that when we're ready.
Also took some detailed measurements so that I can start figuring out the store floorplan and what racks and displays we'll need to buy and arrange. One of the detailed measurements was of the master bedroom in the owners cottage to see if our king sized bed will fit.....it will leave about 18 inches on each side of the room.
I think we're desperate enough for our large bed that we'll live w/ the tight space!
I made a list of all of the furniture things I need to finish and it's painfully overwhelming. I thought I got such a head start on it, but once the frigging garage filled up, I couldn't really do anything (using spray paint anyway), so it came to a standstill. I was planning to continue to procrastinate last night but felt the need to get something, anything, done....so I sprayed and covered the seat on this chair (it was already primed). Baby steps :) This pic is before I put the final coat of turquoise on.
as a reminder; here is the before picture: