We are fried, steamed, boiling over and all other manner of heated up.
Just got word that through some "mistake" the work being done to restore power to Washington Road has somehow bypassed our store.
Today is the first First Friday of 2006. Last year's First Friday in June was our second most profitable day of the year, trailing only Light Up Night. (LATER: The Trib picks up the story).
In other words, you couldn't pick a worse day to put us out of business. We're easily missing out on $1,000+ in sales. Plus we now have to throw out a ton of milk that would've been OK for tomorrow had we had power back by now. We took care of most perishables this morning. UPDATE: Hooray for Potomac Bakery - They got their power back and have offered to hold our milk overnight so we'll have enough to get through the weekend. Gotta love that! Everything that didn't fit in a cooler then will now have to be tossed. And we can't even clean tonight since we can't run the dishwasher or backflush the Linea.
We're not the litigious types, but somebody's going to pay for this.
We will reschedule Don Aliquo Sr. for a later date, hopefully another First Friday.