I really don't think I was useful this week. Normally I am very excited on Sunday night for the upcoming work week ahead, and this Sunday I just wanted to stay home. Too much to do, and Christmas is almost here. The weather is cold outside and the house is warm. There are presents that need to be wrapped and small gifts left to buy. Laundry that needs to be washed and folded. I found myself thinking about the things I needed to do at home while at work, and not wanting to actually work. People still want their cabinets made by Christmas.
Every year with the exception of the last two, most of our clients want their cabinets by Christmas. This makes for a very stressful month. I am working on a new system I implemented where I schedule each install by the date and not by who calls the most. It is the running joke around the shop that if you tell my dad, "I'm not in a hurry to get my cabinets," your going to wait awhile. And if you call all the time and are a pest you get in the front of the line. That is why I am changing the system.