Don’t worry, we’re not dead.
And nope, no cave-in at the Dragon Mountain Mines.
Just a ton of holiday orders, and a bunch of tuckered out order packers and kit makers and all that jazz.
We had to call Tim in as second shift and teach him all about the kit making business. He’s a fast learner and is already identifying some of the varieties of rocks and minerals without any help from us! It’s cool.
I am enjoying the process, and am weary of it at the very same time! HAHA… It’s a lot of work and it starts to get stressful when everyone starts to panic about getting their orders before Christmas. Even though it’s like still a good 2 weeks away. I can understand, it’s just something that I wish we could get better at, but it takes a lot of time to keep everyone up to date all the time. And that, in turn makes us a little slower having to stop and answer phones and emails about orders that were placed a day or two before. Crazy stuff!
Thankfully, I’ve learned from the past years, and I have all my Christmas shopping done, and have cleared my plate of most of other projects, so that I can focus on keeping the whole machinery moving forward. We’ve got another good week or 10 days of crazy ordering and then it will calm down and get back to normal!
I should be getting a new-to-me computer from the work, and that will really help in so many ways with all that we do. My current computer is now 6 years old and in the computer world, unfortunately, that’s about 1970 to you and me! But don’t worry… I am looking at refurbished and used machines… just not quite so old. Jessy’s old laptop died a few months ago, so she is going to get my current machine when I get the new one. Trying to keep up a bit, but still try to keep the machines out of the landfills!
I hope everyone is doing good! I have a bunch of posts floating around in my head while I sort out rocks, minerals and fossils for all the good little children of the world!Pin It