May 1st 2009 represented 2 years of permitting, funding and construction come to term.   We feel like a five-headed mother who has given birth, so tomorrow, on Mother’s day, we are  getting together and celebrating Oasis Mother’s day.   For the first time in years we all have the same day off (on Sundays our automated fueling cardlock system works and we don’t!)

Our first day was cold and rainy and warm and fuzzy.


The fence was taken down early in the the site a totally new feel.


Novella’s goat was giving birth so she showed up later.  Our local council person, Daryl Moore stopped by.


Cars and trucks pulled in to fuel and everything worked correctly, phew!


Our store was opened…



and we happily served our customersEricnewloc


Thanks to everyone who came by and brought flowers, cookies, cards and congratulations!!