Despite the on and off rainy weather yesterday, I saw hordes of people walking down the street with ice cream cones. Zoe is close to no less than 3 ice cream shops (one on Union and two on King) but this seemed extreme, especially considering the cooler weather! Thanks to friend Darlene (from FBCA) for peeking in the store yesterday and telling me that it was Free Cone Day at the Ben & Jerry's! Mystery solved!
I've decided I must look like a woman who knows where the money is! I had another visitor ask me where the closest ATM was located! Fortunately, this woman actually headed in that direction.
Quite a bit goes on outside the store in a given day. Sadly, I watched the full evolution of a parking ticket yesterday! The spaces on Union Street outside Zoe were metered spaces (taking Quarters and Dimes). Just as I opened last week, the City switched to one of the central meter boxes that allow payment by credit card. You are probably familiar with them - you pay and then bring the slip back to your car to place in the windshield. A vehicle parked yesterday and the owners did not return with a slip. Uh oh. Within an hour, the Parking Enforcement Officer was circling the vehicle, looking for the slip. When he didn't find it, he wrote a ticket and placed it under the windshield wiper. When the car's occupants returned, there was much yelling about the ticket. I need to find a way to let people know that they need to pay at the central meter!
During quiet times in the store, I am able to work on different activities so that I am not occupied with them at home during my time with Jim. I did some updates to the website and Zoe's Facebook page as well as worked on items for the upcoming Grand Opening!
The HVAC guys did get the fan running yesterday, which is a step in the right direction! Just a few more small things to wrap up from the construction work!
Jim always enjoys my "car report" for the day. With so many cars crossing through the Prince and Union intersection outside the store, I usual have a lot to tell him! Yesterday's excitement - a Maserati!