It's the end of our April break here in Massachusetts and while it was a reprieve from school, there was a lot of working involved to get The Ice Cream Cottage ready to open in a few weeks. So was it really a break or not?
We are so lucky to have my dad helping us reconstruct the shop. Being a builder AND an owner of multiple ice cream shops is a very unique niche and he has all the expertise. While my mom's not swinging a hammer, she has been giving great advice and researching for us. Phil is THE MAN for working so hard cleaning, building, painting and setting up all the repair guys, electricians, plumbers, etc. to keep it all moving. When the big kids aren't working their other jobs, they have been helping us too and the little ones bring the excitement. Other family members have helped out with loans and physical labor and encouraging support from afar. It truly is a family affair!
Our biggest expense has been the purchase of two dipping cabinets. Getting them delivered was a nightmare because of their size and weight. A friend brought his bobcat over to get them off the truck for us, and then more friends helped carry them inside. We owe so many people so much ice cream :)