Serendipity is the word of the day
Serendipity means luck in making desirable discoveries by accident. The accident is usually a happy one. Some call it a pleasant surprise, like finding something good or useful while not specifically searching for it.
I had an example of this recently. My blog about businesses coming and going on Loveland (www.bobsheartbeats.com) got a tip from a faithful reader about a new restaurant coming to downtown Loveland.
On a Friday, I called the Fort Collins location of this restaurant right before they closed to try to confirm that they were adding a Loveland location, and to get some details.
I have learned that calling a restaurant owner is tricky business. You want to catch them there but you sure don’t want to call at their busy time. My call to the East Harmony location of Doug’s Day Diner found the owner unavailable since he was at Centennial, CO location. I left my information and the reason for my call with the nice (helpful) person who answered the phone.
Since this call took place on a Friday, I waited for a callback but realized the owner is very busy. On the next Tuesday, I decided to call him in Fort Collins after the breakfast crowd was dwindling.
On that Tuesday morning, I started the day by stopping at the Daz Bog in Loveland that is located in Lincoln Place. This is two doors away from the proposed location of Doug’s Day Diner.