Brit and I made a Salina run today to deliver our tax material to Kennedy and Coe. The IRS form is one where we don’t want wrong entries to appear so we don’t do it ourselves.
We stopped by the Top Shop, which is an interesting place. It’s off of west State Street, west of Broadway, at the dead end of Cherry St. Getting to and in the place is a challenge. It’s where Rich Young, his son A.J., Leo and others put together counter tops made of Corian, Granite, Zodiaq and the like.
It’s more a factory than a store as they only deal in wholesale transactions with Lowe’s, Salina Appliance (my choice), and other dealers. You have to work your way through a maze of cables, saws, and a variety of counter tops in the process of being completed, ankle deep water, two big dogs and a cat. I wanted a larger piece of Zodiaq to see if the colors are going to work in my kitchen and came home with a good sample.
Zodiaq® is very heavy stuff, beautiful material…about 93% pure quartz crystal and 7% resin. It is also incredibly durable and resists both heat and scratches and is virtually maintenance free. If you want it to, it will last forever.
With normal treatment, nuttin’ will hurt it and it’s impervious to everything, which makes it a level better than either granite or Corian. I was told they’d been in the business a long time and had lots of challenging orders, but none like the challenge of my kitchen and all its angles!
We had lunch at Gutierrez’ off Crawford. There was a very nice write up in the Journal about Jerry Gutierrez recently. He gets a lot of national publicity for his food. His thick, tasty mango margaritas are what made my car head that way. You can get them alcohol free and they are fruity and wonderful. I like the buffet offerings but Brit always prefers to order from the menu. He just is not, never has been a buffet, picnic, potluck, hors ‘d oeuvres, eat standing up, or with a plate in his lap kind of guy.
Tyler called this morning before he headed out to work. He’s one very happy young man, happy with his life and work. I asked him to write about what his life in the Air Force involves, for my blog, and what the Air Force has done to and for him. Maybe he will.
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