Cabin Fever

05 Feb

I’ve never been on this side of cabin fever. What I mean by “this side” is I’m usually the one stuck inside and this week I’ve been out every single day. Up until November we lived 3/10 of a mile back in the woods off a county road. Our place would fit words to the song “Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go” (minus the river). Since November, we have lived a block and a half away from HeBrews…the place I get to spend 12 hours every day!

So, when the blizzard hit Monday night, we got snowed in like everyone else, but even though our cars were buried, we were able to trek down to the coffee shop and open it up for business–for the 15 customers who braved the elements to come in. As the week progressed, more and more people were able to get out. One measure of our busy-ness is the number of sandwiches we make. Wednesday we made 40, Thursday 51, and Friday 60!

It’s safe to say that many of the people we served yesterday had been stuck at home for 3 solid days! It was interesting to see how eager they were to be around others, drinking coffee, eating breakfast or lunch, and chatting it up for what seemed like hours on end. Surprising how a few days of isolation can make a person eager to be in the company of others.

It felt amazing to be on the other end of cabin fever for once. We were in our sweet spot, serving up tons of goodness to everyone who had missed out for the majority of the week. I hear snow is predicted for the upcoming week–but never fear, we will be here to fix scrumptious food & drinks and be a bright spot in your day!

What do you do when you get cabin fever?


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Posted by on February 5, 2011 in HeBrews, Random Thoughts


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