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Well we just got in late last night from California after a 10 day stint for CHA. We were complaining about the cold weather there…I just needed to get off the plane last night to realize you never know just how good you have it until you don’t have it anymore. It was -16 C with wind chills to -24 C !!!!!! I wanted to turn right around and get back on that plane. I HATE winter!!!!
The show and time spent in Anaheim went by so quickly. I managed to get quite sick right after the show finished…very typical for me…too much stress…and now I’m still trying to get rid of it.
The chipboard cleared customs while we were away so it looks like we will have delivery hopefully tomorrow which means that we should be getting started on shipments slightly before the 15th as I had quoted most buyers at the show. All the orders still need to be processed and the show special class kits also need to be created and collated so all those details take time. I do anticipate however that we will start shipping sooner than the 15th.
We have no food in the house and I’ve been surviving on oatmeal since yesterday so I think it’s time I get out and buy some groceries.
I will write more once I’ve actually unpacked from the trip and feel a bit more organized and will also show off some of the great photos of our group at Disney. Later.
Well we’re off to Anaheim…
Every year when these shows come up you always think that you’re "prepared" but you never are. It’s day after day and night after night of work work work until you’re a walking mummy mumbling strange things like "don’t forget the signs, did I eat anything other than chocolate today? where is my double sided tape? do we have scissors? how many pairs of underwear do I need? I know I forgot something, when was I supposed to have that shipped? how did I miss that deadline?". Things go wrong, shipments are delayed, samples aren’t ready, computers break down etc etc. As much as we look forward to the chance to sell at the show and catch up with old friends we also look forward to the end of the show. I know for me when it’s all over it will be a chance to "get a life" again and maybe sleep more than 4 hours a night.
We plan on taking in Disneyland while we are there so it won’t all be work so I hope to have a good Mickey photo to show afterwards. I plan on hitting the Tower of Terror at least 3 times maybe more, that is one of the best stress relievers I’ve ever had. Since I have a fear of heights and falling it’s a sure fire way to get my adrenalin pumping by facing the fear head-on.
Off to pack my bags. See you all in a couple of weeks!