WE HAVE CHANGED the purpose of the storefront we’re building.
While construction moves along handily, we’ve decided to turn the area into a bakery for my wife. She bakes pastries and sells them out of a wicker basket on the downtown plaza every Saturday afternoon. She has become very popular and sometimes sells all 40 or so items in less than an hour.
Profits go into her “mad money” account at the HSBC.
However, for the past three or four years — neither of us can remember how long — that she’s been doing this, the Hacienda kitchen becomes a maelstrom of activity, especially Friday and Saturday mornings. Pots and pans are piled everywhere, and it’s difficult to move about. Baking outside the house would be a step up.
So, we’re purchasing a propane tank, a water heater (one of those little, on-demand things), a refrigerator and some sort of oven yet to be determined. A kitchen sink will be installed. A very large table and counters will be installed too, and the Hacienda Bakery will be born — out thataway.
We will still install a big opening to the street so that it can be rented as a storefront in the future, but that entrance will remain shut until some distant day. The previous post on this project can be found here.
And an almost daily photo update of the construction can be found here.
(Tidbit: Our contractor, a fellow named Ramón, has a separate crew simultaneously constructing our town’s new courthouse where public trials will be held. This is part of Mexico’s judicial reform that is gradually being put into place around the nation. Legal proceedings have previously been held behind closed doors. Not good.)