The road to make these was weirder than usual. I haven't made bread in a long time, but got the itch after the Water episode of Cooked on Netflix.
I got some starter going earlier this week, and that progressed really well. Last night i realized that i had plenty of quite active starter, and made a batch of dough. This morning it had risen like a champ, and since i was going in to work late anyway, thought i'd bake it. I made loaves and started the oven to preheat.
The electrician was coming to install some undercabinet lights (viz http://mlkshk.com/p/1B4CO), and that should have been about a 30-minute job, but when he got here i realized that power to the oven was off. I've never before had a problem with the oven, and it was on a circuit he had newly wired about 3 weeks ago.
The oven is a different circuit than the lights, so he worked on the lights and i tried to troubleshoot the oven. To complicate matters, once installed, the LED undercabinet lights were occasionally flickering, which only added to the electrical oddities.
All this time i have bread sitting in the oven that i can't bake.
Eventually we figured out that all of the new circuits and switches were fine, the problems were totally coincidental: a bad transformer for the lights, and bad ignitor for the oven.
The electrician installed a new transformer, i got a new oven part (from my handy neighborhood appliance parts store), and installed it, and now i have both freshly baked bread, and useful undercabinet lighting.
As noted, the outside looks like a generic auto dealer, but the inside space is very warm and artfully done. For those not from MN, this is about 20 minutes west of DT Mpls.
There are only a handful of areas that have been updated to make it into more of a museum, most of the spaces that were part of the tour were just as they were when Prince was alive and living/working there. Many murals on the walls, many many gold and platinum records and other awards along the hallways.
We got to see recording studios A and B, his private editing suite, all just as he left them. They were all homey and beautiful custom-built music work spaces. Studio C, which was his performance rehearsal space, had artifacts and displays from Purple Rain, and no longer has the basketball hoop. The large concert hall has stage displays for different tours, as well as a couple of his cars. Everywhere you looked there were guitars and amps and pianos, and pictures from his whole career. I assume the 2nd floor (which we didn't see) was more his private living space, while the first floor was mostly offices and studios.
The VIP version of the tour is longer, and included some rooms not part of the regular tour. Since it's Sunday, we also got brunch in the NPG Music Club served by the Paisley Park Kitchen. A very cool experience and surprise outing from @tweedlydo.