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ready for the next 3 weeks?

I have been wanting to blog about this or that going on in the shop and I just cannot get to sit down.  And when I do, I feel sooooo tired……. I am excited now that I am feeling more refreshed and ready to go for the next 3 weeks.  Starting this week we have to ship out 300 wine bottles every Friday for the next 3 weeks.  I am excited and also scared because I do not know the outcome after this order.  I do have a shop full of hardworking guys that I am enjoying getting to know. 
This is me in the office putting mineral oil on 10 wine bottles that I forgot to send in the shipment last Thursday.  We shipped out 550 wine bottles, well we were supposed to ship out 550.  Turns out Thursday night I am sound asleep and I wake up thinking about the pallets we shipped, and started counting.  Who does that?  Apparently I do, but I kept counting and counting and thinking no you didn’t!  But I did, I had a total of 480 wine bottles packaged on pallets and I thought “only need 60 more!”  Of course my foreman Mark says, “April we have too many extra.”  And I say, “no no we only need 60 more.”  He obviously wasn’t counting either.  When I woke up I realized “NO I NEEDED 70 MORE, NOT 60!”  My heart is pounding in my chest that I have made this horrible mistake and how am I gonna fix it.  I remembered the guy that picked up the pallets said they would either be driving them to Mississippi or they would go on a train.  I could see myself running after the train, “STOP!  STOP! I HAVE 10 MORE, JUST 10!”  What an idiot I am!  And when I have to email the Williams-Sonoma people they just say, “oh no problem, happens all the time!”  I hope she wasn’t just being nice because hearing that gave me a peace beyond understanding.  I am such a ball of emotions as Mr. Know-it-All would say.   
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27 thoughts on “ready for the next 3 weeks?

  1. Hi April, I like your wine glass shaped chopping block. How much are you selling it for? I am hoping it would be within my budget as I would like to get it for a Christmas gift. 🙂 You can email me at nanravindra@yahoo.com. Thanks!Nancy

  2. April, I saw your story on The Nate Show. Congrats on getting the attention of Williams-Sonoma! Also, thank you for hosting the giveaway at The Cupcake Bandit. The wine bottle chopping blocks are spectacular!

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