Sunday, November 7, 2010

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.   

your custom cabinet girl

27 comments:

  1. God has truly blessed you guys!

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  2. 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

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  3. I saw a lovely giveaway on Cupcake Mama's site. Your father's work is amazing. Did he teach you the art as well?

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  4. Thank you for sponsoring the give away! You're awesome!

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  5. Thanks you for sponsoring the wine bottle cutting board sweepstakes.

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  6. Thank you for sponsoring the wine bottle cutting board sweepstakes.

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  7. Thank you very much for sponsoring the giveaway I hope to win :)

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  8. great looking chopping blocks would love to win

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  9. Thank you for sponsoring the giveaway on Cupcake Mama's blog. The wine bottle shaped cutting block is so beautiful!

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  10. Thank you for having a giveaway over at The Cupcake Bandits! Your wine cutting boards are so cool! I love them.

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  11. I love your work! Thanks for doing the giveaway with The Cupcake Bandits!!!

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  12. Thanks for sponsering the giveaway with The Cupcake Bandits!

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  13. 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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  14. thanks for sponsoring the Wine Bottle Chopping Block from Weber's Cabinets Giveaway!

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  15. Thank you for sponsoring the Wine Bottle Chopping Block over at The Cupcake Bandits! Your father's work is truly amazing!

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  16. Thanks for sponsoring the cupcake bandit giveaway. Beautiful work!

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  17. Thank you for sponsoring the cupcake bandit giveaway. A wonderful gift for the holidays.

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  18. thanks for having a giveaway at cupcake bandit! this is one of those great gifts that anyone with a KITCHEN could use!

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  19. Thank you for sponsoring the cutting board giveaway at the Cupcake Bandit!

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  20. Thankyou for sponsoring such a great giveaway.

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  21. Thanks you for sponsoring the wine bottle cutting board sweepstakes

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  22. Thanks for sponsoring this awesome giveaway!

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  23. Thanks for sponsoring the giveaway on The Cupcake Bandtis.

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  24. Thanks for sponsoring the giveaway at Cupcake Bandits!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  25. Thanks for sponsoring the giveaway at The Cupcake Bandits!

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  26. Thank you so much for the giveaway at cupcake bandits :)

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