I've been told many times how lucky I am to own the Nice Ash with my wife Joette. And I am. I've been told that it must be nice to sit back and drink and smoke up Joette's profits! Well it is. :)
Most people just see me enjoying a beer and a cigar. And I do, but there is a little more too it than that.
Today was a typical bar owner's day. I got up this morning after a vigorous 5 hours of sleep. I had my coffee and headed down to the Ash. Well first I stopped at Tomcheck Ace Hardware to pick up some filters for our air exchanger system. The first thing I did was to change the air filters. Then there was a toilet to fix (I know it's getting rather glamorous!). I filled the ATM and headed into the Ash Hole to set up for our Saturday poker tournament. I then set up another poker table upstairs.
Before I left I filled up the ATM. I went home to get a couple of hours of phone work in for my good friend Shawn Reilly's mayoral campaign. Vote Shawn Reilly for mayor of Waukesha on April 1st.
Back to the Ash to play some poker. After I was knocked out on one of many bad beats I had today, I moved a quarter barrel into the Ash Hole for a private party tonight. Then back home for some work for my appraisal company.
Joette should be home soon and we will enjoy a nice dinner before heading down to the Ash tonight. Xeno and Joe will be playing so it will be a fun night of awesome music. You'll see me enjoying a beer and a cigar if you come in.
That's a fairly typical day in the life of this bar owner. If it sounds like I was complaining. I'm not. I wouldn't change a thing! Well, I guess there is one thing I'd change. I would have won that darn poker tournament!
Jeff's claim to fame is that he sleeps with the owner of the Nice Ash. Jeff will share his musings on cigars, whiskey, beer, poker and any other things that peak his interest. I hope you enjoy.