The trials of owning a shop…

Posted in business-a-go-go, Main, sidenotes at 3:53 pm by carrie

It’s almost 4 pm… and I’m just sitting down to have lunch and I’m so hot and sweaty from running around that I could just scream!

This is sort of a pity parade in my honor so there is no need to read this, especially if you are in a happy mood! ;)

I shouldn’t have jinxed the register last night with my last post. I got up here today and the register was completely fried. I think there was some sort of power spike, and although it was on a power strip, something got to it. It’s frozen and no amount of unplugging or banging on it will make it work :( I’ve been doing manual receipts all day and trying to keep sane in the process.

The wind blew in all sorts of leaves and debris which has been left for the cleaning fairies… I was unable to even get to that this morning! I’ve been bombarded by calls all day, and asked them all to call me back. I think I sounded a bit rude so if you on the other end of the receiver this morning, it’s not personal, I’m just having a bad day :)

So, between the sneezing and the trying to put back the merchandise from the home show this weekend, I’m trying to imagine myself on a tranquil, quiet beach. Ahhhh….

Luke warm salad… mmmmmm….

What do you do when someone returns a damaged item from a company that has disappeared and doesn’t return your calls? hmmmm….

On the bright side, I get to go cash register shopping tonight and our bookkeeping is done thanks to Tami. Cindy has been a HUGE help with my frequent calls and whining while she looks up registers on costco.com. Thanks everyone :)

Now, back to my warm salad…


  1. lucy said,

    October 18, 2006 at 6:42 pm

    Awwww….here’s some hugs for you. It sounds like you need it today!! I hope tomorrow is brighter for you! What type of register do you use? Do you use it for storing inventory information too??

    Try not to work yourself into burnout!! Take care!


  2. Tyn said,

    October 19, 2006 at 7:35 am

    my favorite breakfast was a cold toasted bagel with cream cheese that had been sitting out so long it was cracked. yum. I know the Sh** you are going thru- hang in it will get better.

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