Short-term Plans

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I thought I’d pop in and let you all know what Clyde and I are thinking of doing to open up a space as quickly as we can while we work toward a permanent rebuild.  If you have ever parked in our extra parking lot space, you might recall this old barn/shed we have stuffed with junk.

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Our neighbor Gerald over at Murphy’s Place lent us use of his bobcat last week. So Clyde has spent his free time moving out all the old scrap lumber, broken chairs, and various other clutter that we’ve built up over the years in this space.

We’d like to pour a concrete floor and enclose this area to make a small tasting room.  We are still debating a few things (how to handle bathrooms, where to put the bar, where to store extra wine, do we call the outdoor area a ‘wine garden’ or wine yard’?, etc), but it feels good to at least have some direction for the near future.  We are probably going to purchase wine from another winery and put a custom label on it for this year, but that is another item which is still unclear at this point.

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Meanwhile up at the winery, the fire investigation is still going on, so we haven’t heard what caused the fire or figured out how to proceed for the long-term yet.

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Oh, and Maggie and Pepe have a nice warm dog house that Clyde built them last week, so they are doing well.  Although they are definitely missing their treats, and Pepe is wondering where his chairs went to!

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And Polly is having fun finding a few new spots to hunt.

Thank you again to everyone who has so kindly reached out these last couple of weeks.  We have sorely needed your encouragement, and are truly grateful for each and every one of you!

6 Responses to “Short-term Plans

  • Mike and Cindy Miller
    6 months ago

    You guys are still in our thoughts and prayers. If we still lived up the we would be over to help with things you need done. Hugs to both of you.

  • Amy Schaus Castano
    6 months ago

    I wish I lived closer to help in anyway I can, but I will give you all the love and support from where I am. I hope to visit soon and look forward to the rebuild.

  • Kathy Schopp
    5 months ago

    Glad you are finding a few solutions. Not that it will be the same for a long time yet. You will do well. and we look forward to being able to see you all when you do get something going.

    Take Care and Happy Holidays!

  • Debbie & Bill from Salem.
    5 months ago

    I lost everything in a fire many years ago so I know how devastating it is. I’m so glad everyone is safe. We will continue to send our prayers

  • Aunt Debii
    5 months ago

    Love this idea. Good to see that you are not letting the BS get you down. As for a name – I vote for wineyard (yes, that was deliberate)

    And for bathrooms – are Port-a-lets a viable option?

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending lots of hugs & kisses to you both!!

  • We’re all with you on whatever you plan to do!