House Fire – Your Patience is Appreciated

As some of you know by now, we had a fire at our home this weekend. That means my life and Chocolate Alchemy is in a bit of chaos right now. That is where Chocolate Alchemy is/was located and we are in a hotel right now. The structure is still good, but the entire interior will need to be torn down and replaced, walls, floors, everything. The address I have listed to contact me on the ordering page is not really accessible to me right now, being in the smoke laden house right now. For the time being, if you need a quote or have questions, please contact me at jnanci at urcmail dot net. I am sorry about the inconvenience. Even so, my response my take a couple of days, but I will get to you. We are still shipping beans but may well have lost some stock. Don’t know yet. What I do know is that I lost all of my “test” chocolates, like 10-20 pounds. Back to the drawing board for all of those. That is all for now.

7 Responses to “House Fire – Your Patience is Appreciated”

  1. Hey there. Heard the bad news over on Ruzz’ blog. I’m really sorry. I’m glad to hear most of you are still well. I mourn for the kitties and am glad they had each other.

    Enjoy your newfound lives and let us know if there’s anything the rest of us humanists can do out here.

  2. Thanks so much. It is amazing the number of people helping and wanting to help.

    BTW, I am with you about “bloglurkers”. My counter says some 3300 people have been here but three people have left notes. Ah well, life goes on!

  3. that’s not entirely correct. Your counter says the page has been loaded 3300 times.

    Its the simplest form of counter you can get. it tracks only the page load/reload.


  4. True, but I don’t think this place is so popular that the page is up a lot and just reloading. And I only check it once a day or so for comments.

    Basic huh, maybe I should bitch to my IT guy. Cheap SOB :-O LOL

  5. Sorry to hear about your house. hope you’re well insured and end up with beter than what you had.

  6. maybe its just me but it was kind of confusing to post here… any way i am glad to see that there are other people interested in chocolate making. i thought long and hard about making small batches of chocolate and i am now at the point where i am going to buy a used macyntyre refiner/conch and do small batches (50kg) here in my chocolate shop. i bought 3 bags of carenero superior and will receive my machine in about a month. i will be roasting at the coffee roaster down the street. now my only problem is the winnowing part – any suggestions? also i found the cutest little stone melangeur/conche -check it out

  7. Robert, thank you and yes we are well insured.

    David, thanks for the note. That is great about you doing your own. Let me know if I can help you source any further beans. I just recieved confirmation of a shipment of Ocumare. They should be in next week. I will check out the conche. Thanks. As for a winnower, when I started this research a year ago, I came accross a few of them. I will see if I can dig up the reference.

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