I'm having a very frustrating week. I normally get a supply delivery every Tuesday and Thursday. I prepared for the holiday thinking that everyone would try to drag it out and take Monday off in order to get one more day out of the holiday season. My delivery driver told me we would have our regular deliveries this week, so I called my order in early on Friday just in case they weren't open on Monday. I was unpleasantly surprised to find out that they were already closed for the holiday. I faxed my order in just in case they decided to work on Monday. So Monday morning rolls around and I call them to see if they've received my order. Surprisingly, they were up and running and my order was accounted for. Yea! I'm thinking I'll have all the supplies I need on Tuesday afternoon and I'll be off and running for a productive week. Then, unbelievably, I get a voice mail telling me that "Oh, by the way, our trucks aren't running and you won't get your supplies until Thursday!" Gaaaaah! Most of the framing industry shuts down for the week between Christmas and New Year's Day. I can't believe I've been framing for so long and I'm still beating my head against a wall!
So...fair warning. Next year, no more swimming against the tide. I'm going to go with the flow and take a breather like the rest of the industry.
I did manage to be somewhat productive the last few weeks. Here it is.
Midge, Gidget, Courtney, Kelly, Lois and I wish you all the happiest and most prosperous of new years!