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    Been Busy

    I haven;t posted much since last year, in fact, I haven't had a lot of time to even read much here for the past several months. Since last October, I am averaging 21 to 30 orders per week and we have been shipping 15 to 22 per week except for this week, only 9 orders so far. So each week I get a little further behind. Maybe one day I will be like Carter and have a one year wait. My shelves are still bare and as fast as I make the boards they go out the door. Lumber purchases are far and away above last year and my lumber dealer loves me. I lost my part-time helper in January but before she left we cut out 60 boards, managed to glue 40 of those and still managed to ship 17 that week. I ran an ad and had a lot of replies, interviewed several and offered a part-time job to the most qualified who didn't bother to show up. So I start again looking and hope I can find someone. Meanwhile, the orders keep coming in.

    So, the bottom line is, if you have an order with me, I am working on getting it and the other 45 out as quickly as I can. I will be happy to answer phone calls and emails but be aware a lot of the emails aren't making it because of a glitch with Time-Warner that no one can seem to correct. I even found that some order receipts never made it to me because of this.

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    well its a good problem to have

    glad business is going well, GL on the hunt for a quality staff member too

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    I'm proud to say I just became a part of David's problems last night in fact. Looking forward to some killer mahogany!!
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    That's great that you are so busy, but sucks that you can't fnd decent help. Good luck in the hunt once again.

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    Kinda' sucks that you are in the 'furniture capital' and still can't get good help. Good luck, maybe the right one will show up soon.

    Cheers!
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    Glad you are doing well and keeping busy!

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    Busy is good!

    Hope you find a qualified (and reliable!) assistant soon.

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    True, I am swamped with orders, today 24 will ship out leaving about 40 orders, but the wait isn't 2 months. If I can get the stock built up a little the wait will be down to one week or so for stock boards. One of these days I will learn to eat wood like a termite and come out on the other end with a finished board. Or at least I get the impression from some people that I shouold be able to do that.

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    Sweet!! I hope one of those is my 18 x 24 mahogany!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The BoardSMITH View Post
    True, I am swamped with orders, today 24 will ship out leaving about 40 orders, but the wait isn't 2 months. If I can get the stock built up a little the wait will be down to one week or so for stock boards. One of these days I will learn to eat wood like a termite and come out on the other end with a finished board. Or at least I get the impression from some people that I shouold be able to do that.
    You mean you can't?!?? There goes my day... I guess next you are going to tell me the Easter Bunny isn't real too!

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