We did it! And I mean "WE" in all senses of the word. This was a group effort and without all my new coworkers I could not have done it. I am so proud of them! We were down to the last second. I got my stickers late this week which means I couldn't box up the bottles which means I had less time to get everything packed. But we did it! I just had to ask for an additional day to get everything ready.
And don't think I didn't have nightmares last night about it even after it was all done, cause I did. I had a dream that I gave a partial part of the shipment to the wrong guys who were supposed to pick up something else. And then another guy came to pick up the pallets and they weren't even in pallets, the boxes were strewn about everywhere! I woke up panicked and then realized it was already done. Whew! What a week. We all worked day and nights till about 9 or 10 pm and came right back bright and early to sand and box and oil the bottles. I don't think any of us could have tried any harder, but by Thursday I was feeling so tired that it has caused me to work slow and I feel lazy. With all that said, I love a good adventure and this week sure was one!
We have another 550 to ship out in less than two weeks and we are out of glue again! Maybe I will mention this, well what the heck? I LOVE TITEBOND III and that is the only product we use to glue up our butcher blocks because it is the strongest glue and its waterproof! If someone from that company wants to sell me a lot of glue for a competitive price I am all for it. I have bought it all out of all the Lowes stores in the surrounding area. And don't think I don't think it looks funny when I am buying up gallons of glue and that is the only thing in my shopping cart!
I keep being asked, "aren't you so excited?" And, "isn't this just so great?" And my answer has been an astounding "yes" but I have been working so much and running around so much that I really haven't been able to sit down and comprehend it all yet. I am a little disappointed in myself that I haven't fully appreciated all that God has provided for me in the last month. What extraordinary things that have conspired and I am so THANKFUL, but I still cannot comprehend. I think that will take time. I just appreciate all of the support from my family, friends, and followers (who are family and friends), because without you there would be no one to share this "miracle" with. Thank you and I will be blogging more soon.
BTW: I was interviewed for 6 minutes by Maria Bailey from www.momtalkradio.com and it will be on her show Sunday night. If you go to her website you can find out where it will be on the radio in your area and you can listen!
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