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Tuesday Tales - Night

Day turned into night as Billy and Alexandra spent most of the afternoon unpacking, washing and putting the ceramic plates, silverware and coffee mugs in its place. Alexandra was pleased in how everything looked. She had set three tables and they spent a great deal of time rearranging the rest of the tables, making certain to get the most out of the space. “Everything looks great,” Billy said, standing in the doorway holding a shopping bag. “I know.” Alexandra walked behind the coffee counter and pointed at the mirror. “I couldn’t help but drape the floral garland around it. Now watch.” Alexandra walked over to the far end of the counter and flicked the light switch on. “See,” she said, referring to the navy and pink lights. “I went crazy looking for them. What do you think?” “I really like it. I kind of thought that behind there still looked like a bar, but now with the garland and lights, you brought it down a few notches giving it a homey look.” “That was the exact rea

Tuesday Tales - Sky

Over the course of the next few weeks, Billy an Alexandria continued to work on the interior of the café. The day the UPS driver brought in over two dozen boxes containing the dishes, glasses and different shaped coffee cups, reality set in that the café would be up and running soon. Billy spent the morning cleaning the freezers and refrigerator so they would be ready, while Alexandra worked on the bar turned coffee counter and strategically placed the glass cake and Danish holders on top. Alexandra surfed the internet for days until she found the ones she pictured in her mind, clear crystal with rose cutout, like the ones her grandmother had. She wound up finding them in a second hand store. Then while on a mini four day escape to Pennsylvania where along the way, they stopped at many antique stores, she filled in with the rest. “Coffee?” Alexandra called out to Billy in the kitchen. “Would love it. Give me a few.” Alexandra set up the machine and turned it on. Looking around the