November 21st, 2005



Had to CALL the printer about the calendar mis-shipment, because they still hadn't gotten back to me. But their number is in Florida, and their printer is in Toronto, so they had no idea what to do with me. Supposedly, I should get a call very soon here. *glaremutterglare* What a fiasco! Depending on how they treat this - ie: they'd better get it shipped to ME, and quickly, without any extra expense - I may need to find another printer for any future calendars. Frustrating!!

Bazaar this weekend was a little slow. We still did okay, just not super hot. Other vendors are lamenting the economy this year, and I'm noticing it in websales. (Plug EMG! Tell your friends to do their shopping there! I'm shameless!) Gave out a number of cards - I can hope some of them pay off. Lots of return customers raved about my stuff, which was marvelous for my ego.

Still considering WorldCon this year. The way the timing and placement is this year, we could hit WorldCon, and then fly to Atlanta, stay with Melissa for the week, and then be at DragonCon without having to pay to get out of Alaska more than once. (It's actually usually cheaper to fly to Germany out of Alaskan than to the lower 48...) It would be expensive. I don't know if I can afford it; it could pay off in spades, or it could be a big useless money sink.

Got two general PA pieces finished this weekend, and two commissions done last week. Have another one to work on today, and some print service orders to fill. Only three days in this week - I want to get some coding learned, and some artwork done, and some orders filled (please, PLEASE let the t-shirts and transfer paper come QUICKLY) and emails answered (slog slog slog) and I have GOT to clean this disaster up. I hate hate hate having two offices - I never have what I need! Everything takes twice as long as it ought - I have to commute about an hour, and I hate lugging my laptop around without a decent case. (And I have to lug the laptop because the stupid desktop won't drive the 1280, which I need to print cards and transfers and magnets and stickers.) Gah. Rar!

My end note for the entry has to be a huge thank you and hug for all of you guys. Thanks for being you. :) You really make all these hassles and trials worthwhile.


The printing company says 'we didn't get your address before we shipped so you're out of luck.' I have the emails explaining it would be to another address, and I told them on the phone it would be to my billing address. Also, they didn't bother CALLING to tell me, just sent a terse email. I now have to pay to ship them to Alaska. Plus the shipping I already paid.

So peeved.

Peeved peeved peeved.

Putting down the pointy things and doing some paperwork and math now...



Tired and discouraged and feeling VERY little red hen-ish.

Here's some stuff I need to do:

Call about Holly Days - waitlisted #7.
Call printer about calendar shipping fiasco and talk to manager
Email Jessica Galbreth about VOA book
Get bit about bazaar off EMG front page
Update deadlines for submitted descriptions
Learn php
Email O about Commissioned advertising
Print Service orders (3) and other orders (if supplies are in...)
Hassle company about transfers if they aren't in tomorrow morning
Gaming tomorrow evening - maybe cancelled? Waiting on replies...
Nephew at 2:40
Phoenix art for EMG-Zine
Start coding EMG-Zine
Post finished commission(s)
Finish putting up last 10 EMG designs and NAG artists about getting them online
Backup and reinstall windows on print server
Finish studio
Ink wyvern-rider commission
Settle Jan's account (I think I owe her cards!)
Inventory left-over, old-style t-shirts and do a sale - Friday after thanksgiving, of course!
Email Laura about KotF