August 29, 2008
Ya Gotta Love It #1: It must be a weird week for returned international mail. What’s up with that? First we had a package returned that went out May 27th. It was supposed to be going to Germany, but it ended up in ….. France. And they just now got around to sending it back to us to say the address was wrong. (Of course we had chalked it up as lost and sent another one a long time ago.) The second international return package came from the UK. It was shipped out last December. (Uh huh.) It went to a customer’s business address and they emailed me two weeks ago to say that she was no longer with the company and did we want the package back? (I guess it took them from December until now to discover this?) When we got it back and opened it up today, we discovered an addition to the order. A pair of handknit baby booties and two packages of “Gommettes”. (??) I have no explanation for this.
Ya Gotta Love It #2: The carpet has been put down in the new space and it’s alllllmost ready for us to start moving in. We’re hoping next week! Loopy was so excited about it that he had to take a little lie-down on the new carpet. The Cascade people shipped to us yesterday, so those big boxes should come rolling in the door next week. (5000+ skeins. I’ll take a photo when it’s all put away and beautiful.) And back to Loopy – I was about 2 weeks behind on approving photos for our Photo Galleries and there are a whole bunch of new sock photos and Loopy’s Summer Vacation photos for you to see. We’ll take Loopy’s Summer Vacation Photos through mid-September and then we’ll do all of the voting on them, so get your Loopy photos in soon. (He’s having an amazing summer. You all have been very gracious hosts!)
Ya Gotta Love It #3: It’s a long holiday weekend here in the US. To me, that means an extra day home from work, and more knitting and movies in my weekend (I think. Unless I’m not ready to knit without College Girl yet. So far, I haven’t.) And it also means that orders from late afternoon today through Monday evening will go out on Tuesday, and the next blog post will be next Wednesday. FYI – we have the latest installment of the Sock Club ready to be shipped out to you next week as well. Watch for the invoices to hit your mailboxes sometime mid-week. As always, we’ll ship your boxes out as you get the invoices paid.