OOOHHHHHHEEEMMMMMGEEEEEE…Contractor Steve called this morning and he has the architect plans in hand! This is some news indeed because a few weeks ago, we were worried that finding a suitable architect would require one of us to mortgage our house (http://peggyjeans.blogspot.com/2013/09/what-would-mike-brady-do.html). Then in a turn of good fortune, we found the awesome James Van Hooser at TVP Architects in St. Louis and because he completely understood that we were looking for plans for a 1,000 square foot box with no walls, he agreed to do plans for us for about $1,000 and two pies…which is do-able without mortgaging a house or selling a kidney on eBay (http://peggyjeans.blogspot.com/2013/10/elaine-benes-excited.html)
So, remember when Oprah gave away a car to every member of her audience and she screamed in her perfect Oprah voice “YOU GET A CAR! YOU GET A CAR! YOU GET A CAR!” and everyone freaked out? Oh, I so wish we could give everyone of you a car this morning because you totally deserve it for reading our blog and liking us on Facebook and baking with us and sending us all your warm and fuzzy good vibes for a pre-Thanksgiving opening. And oh, that little project called Kickstarter…100% impossible without you.
Kickstarter closes Monday, November 4th at 7:01 am. We originally requested $10,000 and Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing game, so in short, we need to raise $1970 in the next five days. That’s $394 a day. Or roughly $1.03 per hour (I think…read yesterday’s blog post for a quick recap of my math skills assessment).
What to do? Well, we know that we are motivated by cool free stuff. And we figure that if it works for us, then maybe it would work for those who have been considering a pledge but haven’t committed yet.
Here is the deal. See this: