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This last Week

by admin

Where do I begin. Should I tell you how many HOURS I’ve spent on the phone trying to get the bugs fixed on the website? Should I talk about being a vendor at a quilt show, in a building with no air conditioning in 100 degree weather? I’ll start with the first one and go from there.

I used to have an employee that whenever we couldn’t find something or something wasn’t working right, she said we had gremlins. Now, I don’t believe in gremlins, because I know that the cause of problems will usually be human error. But, lately, I’ve been giving the thought more credence.

It seems that I fix 1 problem on the site, then another crops up, right after it. I was changing prices on the site and then when I’d import the file back in to the site, there would be multiple errors. Once, the categories were mixed up and quantity was in place of price. Imagine a gross of 7mm squares was $100. I knew I had serious problems then. So, back to the phone to figure that out. Once that was fixed, I next moved on to the problem of no pictures on the site. All the design descriptions were there, but no pics of the designs.

I’m sure you guys are beginning to think I’m nuts. All of this can’t be happening. It didn’t happen before. I am right there with you. So, each time one of these major problems happened they had to do a system restore, back to a previous date. Can you guess what that means? All the changes I had done in the mean time were gone. Let’s do it again. So, with this last problem of no pictures, we had to do another restore. Some of you have gotten the new prices on the rhinestuds in an order and if anyone else orders them today, they will get the old price. It’s getting to be hysterical. I shut the site down because it isn’t working properly, but the web people don’t regard it as serious, because part of the site works. Did I mention that I pay $200 for this privilege? So, when I went on today, after the system restore, I get an error that there says ‘Products’ have crashed and should be repaired. Back on the phone. Welcome to my life!

Back to the quilt show. I live in Coeur d’Alene, ID and we are under a massive high pressure system that has us at 100 degrees for the past couple of days. One lady asked me what our elevation was. I said 2500 feet. She didn’t think the mountains should get that warm. I said I thought it was because we were closer to the sun. Nope, just plain high pressure. We set the show up on Thursday and started early in the morning and were out of there in 4 hours. Pretty good for us. Heat is a great motivator. We brought fans with us on Friday and that helped a little. We were next to a guy who sold tools, so Barry put a chair next to his with the fan, and they had a great time all weekend. I had a fan by me, but fans don’t help if you’re working with spray paint. It tends to drift. So, I was turning the fan on and off. I left at 2pm and Barry finished up the show. With that heat, not too many customers stuck around in the afternoon. On Saturday morning, I started sweating right away. Hot flashes and that kind of heat does not mix. And then, I did a lot of custom shirts. Now I’m also working with a hot iron. It was not a winning situation. I cut out at 1pm.

I thought of taking a shower when I got home, but was just going back in 3 hours to tear down, so what was the point. That night, a nice cool shower did the trick.

So, that was my week – how was yours?

2 Responses to “This last Week”

  1. Marlene says:

    Do you still have your store in Escondido, CA?

  2. admin says:

    Sorry, no. The store has been closed for a couple of years. We moved up to Coeur d’Alene, ID. We still do some shows, but it is mostly on the website. sue

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