Havana and Gay ran the Seattle Color Run.
After work, Gay and I went out for a date night for the first time in forever. 🎶 We tried to go to Mamnoon but didn’t want to wait 45 minutes. We ended up at Tavolata and ran into Bob Bennion, the real estate agent who we used to buy our Capitol Hill house and sell our Vashon house. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen him! We were disappointed in Tavolata. We went back to the brewery for a beer, spending a rare Friday night in our own place.
Havana turned 10 today. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long already. After her friends left, I took her to REI to get a new bike; one with gears!
After her Girl Scouts meeting, we all went out for a bike ride, including Eva and even Gay (Hudson too, of course, he always rides his bike). Then after dinner we had more cake.
She’s still into Unicorns after all these years. Four of her friends – Charlotte, Nalyon, Goldie and Ziyu – are over for dinner, cake, movie and popcorn and a slumber party.
Hudson had a sleepover at Bowie’s house to get away from the girls. Gay, Eva and I are banished to the upstairs to watch The Croods.
It’s been a year and a half since I’ve posted anything here. No surprise, that was just before we opened the brewery in 2015. I’ve since switched it back to WordPress.com and I hope to post more often again.
While in DC for CBC we visited Virginia and our kids met their cousins for the first time.
This was at Dogfish Head’s Alehouse in Virginia, which was in a strip mall, decorated like a TGI Friday’s and employed a disinterested staff.
Hudson turned 7 today.
After two years of cheering for Movistar he finally got a cycling jersey!:
There’s been weeks of delays to get to the first brew day but today we did it. I love that it happened to be on Hudson’s birthday, so I can refer to our first beer we brewed as “Hudson Ale”, which is his name.
This beer won’t be sold, it’s just a test of the brewhouse and, by testing the beer for bacteria over the next several days, a test of our sanitary practices. We’ll also move it through all the tanks to “pickle” them before they get real beers in them.
The brew went well without any catastrophes but it was a long day. We started at 7:30am and left the brewery at 7:30pm. We need to tighten up the routine and get it down to 6-8 hours. We were also interrupted several times by the contractor to make decisions – I am looking forward to the peaceful brews when construction is complete.