“Lasagna. It’s not ready, yet. So, wait a minute!” “Ooooh,” I cooed. “I love lasagna! Garlic bread, too?”
Jeff grabbed my hand. “Of course! Listen to this…”
“The bounce houses can be free. They said so, because it would be good advertising for them. Someone has a flat-bed trailer with a generator that we can borrow to put a band on.”
“Would you be able to hear a band over a generator?” I asked.
“I imagine so,” Jeff replied. “He’s used it for parades and even Apple-umpkin, once.”
He went on. “We can use the tents for free, but we have to pay for the labor to set them up. I don’t think we can do that ourselves.” “No,” I agreed. “We definitely cannot do that ourselves.”
He just kept going like a linebacker sized Energizer bunny. “And the broadcast would be included as part of an advertising package to promote it!”
“You’ve already started this.” I stated.
“And you’ve done all that?” I stared at Jeff.
“Yep,” he beamed. “Did it all today, and I’m going to ask for donations of salsa and sauce from our suppliers, since it’s a fund raiser, too!”
I was about to tell Jeff I still didn’t think we could afford all that, when the oven timer went off.
He let go of my hand, and chattered happily as he headed toward the oven. “You go change out of your work clothes. I’ll get dinner on the table.”
I spent my changing time going over all of the known and unknown components of this oversized crazy venture.
Even while I was seeing dollar signs, I was thinking of Jeff’s exuberance. He’d checked the availability for a lot of things, and the best date was only a few weeks away? Could we pull something this large off in just about three weeks? “Well,” I reasoned with myself, “we did open the store in about three weeks…”
“You know,” I commented as I sat down to one of my favorite dinners. “We might be able to do something like that… just a lot smaller to start with.”
“We’ll see.” Jeff said.
“I guess we’ll have to sit down and make a list of questions and things that need to get done.” I countered.
“Ok,” he agreed. “Let’s eat!”
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