I wanted to put up a post and just connect with you all again. Kind of little updates on life here and there.
Mike and I are going to head out to Fast Lane Cars tomorrow morning and see how the '54 is coming along. We are starting to really miss it and are so anxious now to get it back. It seems like it's been gone forever. Progress is coming along. When you buy a new motor, which is what they did for us, there are many parts that still have to be added such as valve covers and so forth. They got all those things in and built the motor. Then it has to be attached to the transmission and in it goes. It appears that's about where we are. They also had to clean out the entire engine compartment, firewall, under the hood, make it all pretty and shiny...lol There's so much involved. I'm hoping to get some pictures tomorrow to update you all with since the last shots you saw were of just a big empty hole where everything had been.
Either Sunday or Monday we are going visit with Mike's Mom, Joyce. We haven't seen her in a while so we need to get over there. She's really a good MIL and I'm really lucky to have her. It will be good to hang out and just relax at her house for the better part of a day. She loves Tupelo like we do so he's welcome there as well. He's her Granddog, so he gets the treatment of a King when he visits. She always lays out blankets for him to lay on so his boney body is comfy...lol So sweet of her. We're so lucky she feels that way about him, it certainly could be very different.
Mike's had some days off work this week so it's been great working with him and teaching him things he needs to know to run his store. He did all the orders we had from yesterday and this morning. One of them was out of the country so he learned how to do customs paperwork as well. He's learning how to manage his way around the store, create invoices, pack the orders. He even gets out the Thank you cards and writes notes to the customers, heck he even uses my big ATG gun to seal his envelopes for his Thank you cards. He's a natural...lol I asked him today how he would like this to be his life and he's liking it.
We then found out he was approved with another big craft distributor so we went through and I helped him pick out things to order for the store. The store is going to really have some variety, from adhesives (he ordered the glue many of you ask about that I use with the really fine tip), to embossing powders, stamp blocks, Petaloo flowers, the new Graphic 45 ink pad colors from Colorbox, all sorts of items! I can't wait to see how it all looks when he has it all uploaded. I think it will be a fun place to shop!
Graphic 45 seems to be the company this is shipping out right away, we are still waiting on Ranger and Prima. I also think the Baby 2 Bride paper will be in our shipment, I don't think it's going to be backordered, so I'm thrilled about that. I told Mike I think he's going to see that sell pretty quickly. He ordered 6 sets of it, so we'll see how long they last. It's gorgeous paper, it's going to be all I can do to not keep one for myself!!
I'm going to go do some much needed crafting, it's been too long, so I have the itch to do some. I have ideas for those acrylic ATCs I want to try out, plus I need to fulfil a swap commitment I have for August!
I want to wish all of you a safe Holiday weekend in the US and for those of you outside the US, have a wonderful and safe weekend as well. Thank you all for the continued enthusiasm and encouragement. I have Mike read the comments and I can see it gives him confidence that this endeavor of his will work.
Big Hugs.. Jane..vv08