Here We Go...
One year ago today was one of the most nerve-wracking days of my life. I was only a day away from knowing the fate of the Ono Ice Truck. I was so close but I knew there were no guarantees. I was mentally and physically exhausted (tbh, I was kind of out of my mind:) but knew I had done everything possible to reach my goal and now all I could do was hope that my supporters would come through for me...and of course, you did! When I woke up on the last day of the Kickstarter campaign there was a social media frenzy already going on and the pledges were pouring in. My friends, family, and complete strangers were feverishly reposting the link to my campaign in an effort to help Ono Ice cross the finish line! It was amazing!! I reached my goal 11 hours before the Kickstarter even ended. It was such a relief! Needless to say, I wouldn't be where I am today if it weren't for all of you and I am so very grateful for everything everyone did to help me along the way.
Okay, so let's get to where I am now... I know this update is way over due but trust me, I've been working as hard as I can to get this truck on the road! Unfortunately, things have taken much longer than I had hoped. It has been a long road with many hurdles. I won't bore you with the bureaucratic details but I have been in a holding pattern for the past month and one of the most important hurdles has finally been crossed. Today I got the thumbs up from the health department to start the build out of the truck! Luckily over the past few months I have assembled an amazing team of talented folks to put this sucker together and we are all ready to get to work! Right now I don't want to try to estimate a date of completion but I will keep you posted on our progress. Just know that no matter how long it takes, whenever the truck is finished there WILL be a celebration and you'll all be invited!
HUGS AND HI-FIVES!