I didn’t have all of our product set up at the fulfillment center yet (the warehouse that would be shipping out our products for us) but thought I could handle shipping for a few days.
HA HA HA.
I can’t believe I don’t have any pictures! They’d mostly be of me lying in a puddle of cardboard and poly-mailers rocking back and forth and muttering whilst tearing out clumps of hair.
From the 20th to the 30th shipping took over my life.
I tried to be healthy about it. I threw the kids into the car on Saturday the 21st and we found a new hang out. It was so lovely. No cell service so I couldn’t work. We skipped rocks, explored, and got some fresh air.
We went back Sunday afternoon too.
I try really, really hard not to even think about work on Sundays. It’s a religious edict, yes, but for someone like me who can completely lose themselves in work, it’s also just plain healthy. I can work straight through a night until the sun comes up and not even know what day it is by the middle of the week, so making sure one day at least is set aside to rest my brain is a really good idea.
That doesn’t mean it’s easy though. Sun Tails stuff streams through my head on a never ending marquee, and even when I sleep I dream about work. So getting the heck out of dodge, even just for the afternoon / evening on Sunday was really helpful — and the kids loved it too.
On Tuesday I took the two smallest to Utah with me (the big boys had a scout camp) and I’m still here.
In the middle of all the craziness, I went up to Bear Lake to hang out with some of my very best friends before Jennifer moves to Connecticut. (sob) There was lot of delicious food cooked my Kat, and Tracy didn’t pass out once. I’m actually sore from all our dance parties.
Again, it was super good for me to get away and decompress. I admit I tried to work the 28th (Saturday), but the wifi connection was bad so all I accomplished is a press release that still needs some polishing. Hooray for crappy wifi, because I’m really glad I got to hang out with these ladies. (We’ll say nothing of the size of my head. Note to self: find friends with bigger skulls.)
I went back to Salt Lake and was still going crazy trying to ship all the orders out (Miss K. was a huge help), but finally got all our inventory installed at the fulfillment center yesterday, and today they take over shipping! HOORAY!!!
ALL THE CONFETTI.
This is pretty huge for us. We are old hands at shipping product, but since E. has a full time job and we no longer have our big shop, AND since I have a lot of other things I need to be doing for the business, it’s really great to have shipping outsourced. Plus, Integracore has been great. I’m really happy with my team, they seem like they really care about our company. I know it’s their job to care about us, but it feels personal and that’s really nice.
I’m headed out to pick up some sewing samples, and head back to Wyoming. I miss my big boys and I have more meetings this week in Colorado.
Lots more later, skaters,