Perry Middle teacher bakes bread for pandemic paycheck

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Christy Hursey had plenty of extra time at home and started baking to get out of her quarantine funk

PERRY, Ga. – Without a chance to see our friends, worry about our health, and have financial problems, the pandemic is easy to get into.

Christy Hursey’s business is music and bread, and she admits that as a band teacher at Perry Middle School, she never lost a paycheck. However, she suffered in other ways and her side appearance became a lifeline.

“We’re not known for sitting around. We schedule rehearsals several times a day every day. We’re gone on the weekend,” Hursey said.

Then COVID-19 hit and everything came to a screeching halt for her.

With plenty of time to sit around the house and a Type A personality, she fell into depression.

“Lots of naps … it got to the point that I was just lazy in bed all day because there was no need to get up,” she said.

Hursey always loved making bread in her kitchen.

“I have a multigrain. It has 10 different grains and wheat flour,” she said. “Friends started buying it and then they started buying it for their friends.”

Pretty soon she got a financial and mental boost from baking.

“Most of it is self-taught, I threw a lot away,” she said.

She also came to the occasion on business and invested in a double oven, bought a new mixer and launched the music and bread website.

“I have a cottage license to cook in my kitchen and sell in my kitchen. I have an LLC,” she said.

She also made a little more of it – a sense of intent and maybe a recipe for retirement.

“My plan is that in five years – when I retire – I can add that to what I am currently not doing,” said Hursey.

At the moment she’s doing quite a bit. Her side business has allowed her and her family to get out of the house and have fun during a pandemic.

“I’m surprised that it helped me take a vacation. It helps me fund some of the things the kids need,” she said.

This is music to their ears. A business that not only saved her spiritually, but also put bread on the table.

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