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Re: Opening soon, Donaldo's Casa de Pizza
« Reply #75 on: March 17, 2012, 07:32:56 PM »
Scott, thanks. I made a quick run into Puerto Vallarta to check into firebrick availability this morning, two weeks delivery time minimum so it's Saltillo unglazed floor tiles for the time being.
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Re: Opening soon, Donaldo's Casa de Pizza
« Reply #76 on: March 20, 2012, 11:40:51 PM »
Is everything ok down there, Donaldo ?  Things look kinda shakey...
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Re: Opening soon, Donaldo's Casa de Pizza
« Reply #77 on: March 21, 2012, 07:03:29 AM »
Gene, I hadn't realized there was a quake way south of me, glad no one was seriously hurt, until you mentioned it. Alejandra and I finally were able to get the pilot on the oven lite yesterday, I figured out I was using the wrong tank regulator, and allowing the stones to cure while she and I once again went back to the licensing office to once again find out we need more paperwork for yet another branch of the government. :( Even she is getting frustrated at the red tape and I think it's best we take a different coarse of action today and go into Puerto Vallarta to purchase pizza boxes, screens, serving platters and office supplies while the stones cure for another day. My sign painter delivered a painting I commissioned and I just love it.
Don
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Re: Opening soon, Donaldo's Casa de Pizza
« Reply #78 on: March 21, 2012, 11:57:13 AM »
It is a beautiful picture Don. Isn't dried hibisucs eaten in Mexico? Are you planning a pizza with it or agua de Jamaica maybe?

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« Reply #79 on: March 22, 2012, 08:03:23 AM »
Craig, I'm not sure if Alejandra is planning on flavored waters or not yet. The two of us once again had to change our plans for the day as the fire inspectors showed up. They didn't like me using a free standing gas bottle so I ended up waiting for a gas tank to be delivered to be placed on the roof Thursday and hard copper tube run to the oven and stove. My fault really, I should have done that in the first place. More delays. I have no projected opening date at this moment, it will happen, just don't know when. They also had me move the fire extinguisher location to the front of the store, easily done but now have to take new photos of it's location. Since we will be stuck at the store until the tank is installed I'll have my metal fabricator come and get some measurements taken for having the hood built, another item that just kept being put off. The stone hearth temps run  at 250 with just the pilot tube going. :o
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« Reply #80 on: March 23, 2012, 10:37:55 AM »
Friday morning, planning on doing battle with the licensing office today, once again. :-[ It's just staggering what they have put me through. The new tank on the roof is plumbed and I got a day of seasoning the stones completed. Two more days and it's pizza time, so dough on Saturday and bake on Sunday. Tables and chairs should be delivered today, but I won't hold my breath.
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« Reply #81 on: March 24, 2012, 09:50:07 AM »
I think I have one more trip to the county seat Monday to fill out the papers for the health deptartment and I will have my license. They looked at my paperwork and I did get signed off on everything except for the health paperwork. What an ordeal but I think it's just about over. Still no tables or chairs.............
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Re: Opening soon, Donaldo's Casa de Pizza
« Reply #82 on: March 24, 2012, 07:51:00 PM »
Alejandra and I made a run into Puerto Vallarta today, a quick stop at Office Depot, then went to the restaurant supply house my dear baker friend told me about to purchase baking screens, server platters and other items on my list. Sadly, no large muffin baking pans for baking slider buns but I think I can modify what I did buy. A short distance from there I picked up plain generic pizza boxes and found some SAF brand IDY so it came back with us also. Returned to Bucerias, we were both famished so we had lunch and then it was dough making lesson time. It went ok, she'll get it quickly. Made up enough dough for ten, ten inchers for her to practice opening and baking on Sunday. Photos soon. I do have to get a photo of all the paperwork I've be required to produce.
Don
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Re: Opening soon, Donaldo's Casa de Pizza
« Reply #83 on: March 25, 2012, 06:03:22 AM »
Sometimes life just doesn't go as well as we would like, things happen that are beyond our control, this is one of those times. At this moment I just can't grasp the concept that I am so close to being able to open and then recieving the news my father passed away yesterday. I just don't know what more to say.


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Re: Opening soon, Donaldo's Casa de Pizza
« Reply #84 on: March 25, 2012, 07:39:33 AM »
Don,

I am so sorry for your loss.

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« Reply #85 on: March 25, 2012, 08:21:03 AM »
Thank you Bill, I'm having a difficult time finding a quick flight back to Colorado, it appears the soonest is Wednesday.

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Re: Opening soon, Donaldo's Casa de Pizza
« Reply #86 on: March 25, 2012, 08:31:16 AM »

Don, sorry for your loss.

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Re: Opening soon, Donaldo's Casa de Pizza
« Reply #87 on: March 25, 2012, 08:33:32 AM »
Don,

Sorry for the loss of your father.

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« Reply #88 on: March 25, 2012, 08:47:12 AM »
So sorry to hear this Don.

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« Reply #89 on: March 25, 2012, 09:27:21 AM »
My sincerest condolences Don.

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« Reply #90 on: March 25, 2012, 09:28:45 AM »
Don,

I, too, am sorry to hear of your loss.

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Re: Opening soon, Donaldo's Casa de Pizza
« Reply #91 on: March 25, 2012, 09:41:38 AM »
Sorry for your loss!


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Re: Opening soon, Donaldo's Casa de Pizza
« Reply #92 on: March 25, 2012, 10:19:12 AM »
So sorry for your loss.

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Re: Opening soon, Donaldo's Casa de Pizza
« Reply #93 on: March 25, 2012, 11:32:08 AM »
Sorry to hear about your father, Don. My dad is 86 and I always have it in the back of my mind that things could change quickly. Good luck with everything.

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« Reply #94 on: March 25, 2012, 12:36:14 PM »
My condolences Don.

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« Reply #95 on: March 25, 2012, 02:10:22 PM »
My thought and prayers are with you Don!
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Re: Opening soon, Donaldo's Casa de Pizza
« Reply #96 on: March 25, 2012, 02:28:27 PM »
Our prayers are with you and your family.

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Re: Opening soon, Donaldo's Casa de Pizza
« Reply #97 on: March 25, 2012, 04:24:41 PM »
Oh no!  Don, I am so sorry for your loss.  My prayers to you and I hope you can find a flight sooner than Wednesday! 

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Re: Opening soon, Donaldo's Casa de Pizza
« Reply #98 on: March 25, 2012, 04:59:59 PM »
Sorry for your loss Don.   :'(

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Re: Opening soon, Donaldo's Casa de Pizza
« Reply #99 on: March 25, 2012, 05:57:24 PM »
Sorry to hear that Don. That's just terrible! :'(


 

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