Thursday, September 6, 2012

Hard not to panic

Sometimes I forget this is a blog of the creation of a coffee shop. It's not a Facebook page or an advertisement. I can say things here that shouldn't be shared anywhere else. Well, just let me say, I am having a very hard time not panicking. Yesterday , I got the electric bill for the shop.....$414 ! Yesterday, we brought in $50. Today, we brought in $50 . At this rate it will take a full week to pay the electric bill ! So much for Scott and I getting any money. On the bright side, a group of 5 ladies found us on Urbanspoon and had breakfast with us. They were staying over on the beach road and still found their way to Canal Road. They seemed to quite enjoy their food and our place,so maybe they will rate us and send more people our way. Everyone has told us September and October would be slow. They were right. I know it will get better, I know it will. Isn't this what every business owner says right up until the day they close ? We are still enjoying living at the beach, we eat good and have a job ....for now. I did go fishing yesterday.....caught bait fish.

Monday, August 27, 2012

No time for a hurricane !

Last week was a great week ! Return customers bring in their friends ,bragging on how good we positive and fun. Now it's Monday morning of a new week. The traffic on Canal Road is flowing west only.School has been shut down until Thursday. Only thing for us to do is fill a few bags with sand and read our books. Looks like a week of no income..... Could be worse . Our new shop could get blown away. it seems waiting for a storm is no fun....unless you drink. I guess hurricane parties are big around here. Never will understand why beer is OK and Pot is not. Oh well, guess I'll spend the next few days reading a book as long as there is light. Here's to hurricane Isaac !I mean tropical storm Isaac !

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Write up in the OBA community web blog

Dancing Cup comes to Orange Beach August 12, 2012 - Orange Beach, AL. - Fresh off a 3 & 1/2 month tour of Florida's coasts come Alabama native Rhonda Hill and her partner Scott Van Tine with good food and delicious coffee. After living in Wyoming for a quarter of a century Rhonda has returned to Alabama to open Dancing Cup Cafe, modeled after Main Street Artisans, a successful gallery/cafe she co-owned in Evanston, WY. The Dancing Cup Cafe brews coffee drinks to order, bakes turnovers fresh daily, and offers a classic cafe menu including quiches. Barbara Brasell, Rhonda's mother, has brought into the cafe a large selection of antiques from the Possum Shop, her store in Thomasville, AL. Several Alabama artists works are on display and available for purchase also. Scott Van Tine, a licensed embalmer and former Deputy Coroner in Wyo has polished off the food service skills he developed in his youth when he worked as a Food and Beverage Mngr. in our country's National Parks. Now residing in Orange Beach, Rhonda and Scott are learning to fish the bay and gulf waters, making new friends, and enjoying bicycling to their cafe. So walk, run, or bike to the Dancing Cup Cafe and taste what these two fifty somethings have brought to Orange Beach, AL.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

another look at the Dancing Cup Cafe

A day off

What a beautiful's cooler than it's been in a long time. A great day to be lounging around the house. I stayed in bed until 8:00 and have already had a wonderful nap. We had Jessie and James crash at our house last night, bicyclist on their way to California. This morning we took them to the shop and supplied them with espresso and a few muffins , then sent them on their way to Dolphin Island. It's fun listening about other people's ride and having someone to tell our story to. Now it's time to start planning for next week. Meal planning and emails to send out. Then maybe a dip in the Gulf this afternoon, maybe a little fishing ....... Right now I have two friends who's mother's are very sick. As I enjoy this day my thoughts are with them. Also my thoughts are with my own mother and father that have been so supportive of my ideas and with Scott's mother that also has help us . Love while you can.....enjoy life.