Bursitis, Dog Chews, and Private Jets...

So, it turns out that the unexpected consequence of rolling dough for 1,000 pies - at least in Jeanne's case - is a painful case of bursitis in her shoulder.  And after a visit to Providence Urgent Care, she is now sporting a sling and strict orders to not move her shoulder for three days.  And while I often joke that I am usually suffering from a rabid case of Whisking Elbow (like Tennis Elbow, minus all the running and looking cool), I didn't know that repetitively rolling dough for extended periods of time resulted in bursitis.  Now we all know, IT DOES. A few things of interest from PJP, not related to medical terms, that happened while I was in charge today (and Jeanne slept off a shot of Toradol):

  1. We have over 200 orders for Thanksgiving.  Our order board started to weigh heavy, so I did what any non-crafty person does...I bought a $1.97 zippered folder and wrote on it with a Sharpie.  Keepin' it classy at PJP...IMG_5208
  2. I can barely think about what I'm doing tomorrow.  Props to the 200+ people in that folder that have already planned their Thanksgiving.  My only plans are to not cry AND to bake, box, and sell a couple thousand pies.
  3. In our dumpster today, I found a satellite dish, a desktop computer monitor, and a box of dog chews.  Conveniently, the person that threw all that stuff away left it in boxes with their address listed on it, as dumping electronic waste violates a litany of city regulations and comes with a hefty fine.
  4. The randomness of the items, though...that is exactly the sort of thing that makes me question everything.
  5. That and the massive box of plastic wrap we buy from our food broker.  It comes in a roll of 2,000 feet.  Considering I can't pull off a single foot of it without getting it in a wadded mess, I've put a fair amount of thought into the makings of a plastic wrap factory.
  6. Not to mention that I noticed our new-to-us dishwasher has washed over 325,000 loads of dishes before arriving at PJP Buttonwood (there is a counter mechanism on the side of the machine).  And the model name is the "Eva 2000".  And that just makes me wonder where Eva was before she came to us and what sort of dishes she washed and if she was well cared for.  I suspicion that she has been washing dishes since, well, 2000.
  7. We got at least three automated calls today to let us know we've been pre-approved for a $100,000 line of credit and we could accept by simply pushing "1".  I hereby make a strong show of support to extend the no-call list to commercial phone listings.
  8. Though, I'm also receiving a fair number of emails alerting me to the possibilities of renting my own private jet.  Apparently, this is for after I accept the $100,000.IMG_5190
  9. I did respond to let them know that "alot" and "spetacular" are not actually words.  I hope they fly better than they spell.
  10. I received a (legitimate) email from Tripadvisor that PJP has moved up to #4 of 31 things to do in Columbia.  So many new customers stop by and mention they read about us on Tripadvisor...thanks to everyone who took a few moments to leave us a nice review.  #WorldPieDomination wouldn't be possible without you.