Dec 24 - 30


Our story starts with Frank seeing his psychiatrist desperately seeking meds, any meds. It seems the 0.5% slope problem we spoke of in last week’s episode resulted in an estimate of $12,400. However, when the contractors tore up the asphalt, what did he find? No, he did not excavate the lost Indian tribe, that went missing during the Gold Rush era. What he did find was soft dirt. Frank, asked, “What is soft dirt?” “Soft dirt, stupid, does not allow us to pour asphalt at the desired slope of less than 2%” Trying desperately to sound more intelligent, Frank speaks with a British accent and asks, "So?" “Well sir, that means we have to excavate 12 inches of soft dirt and then bring in 12 inches of AG”. Frank, of course, acts like he knows what AG is and asks “And what will this cost and how much more time will it add to the project?” “Well, it will add $5,600 and another week on top of the 2 weeks we allotted.” At this point, Frank is finding it difficult to speak and looks a little bewildered, because he knows he didn’t have the first $12,000. Frank now says “Well, what if you poured concrete instead.”  “Huh, hadn’t thought of that, yea that will work. It will save us a week and a lot of work, but concrete is much more expensive so we will still need the extra $5,600.” Frank pondered the situation. He realizes he is spending $18,000 to make up one inch of slope on a parking space that no one in 15 years ever noticed was too steep.

Ok, folks, on top of this, the health inspector wouldn’t schedule a health final inspection, because we tested the dishwasher hood fan at the wrong speed. So before we could even schedule we had to retest this dishwasher hood fan. So, Health won’t come out until Friday and we can’t schedule the Final until that the health is complete. Everyone, please have a wonderful Christmas, and maybe we will open sometime in the New Year.

Remember Country Waffles will be closed Christmas day but open New Years.

Thank you to all of you for all your continued support.