So I'm almost finished with the custom orders, but am also well into making stock. there boxes and ribbons EVERYWHERE! I'm finding it a bit overwhelming to make up the stock. I thought i'd be fine, and just chug my way along one design at a time. but i'm also filling orders at the same time....plus making all the coordinating candle sets for the crowns...well i just kind of feel like i'm here, there, and everywhere. I think that if i can keep up my current progress for a couple more days, that I should be doing a lot better organizationally come Monday.
And as far as out travel to England goes, well, we're quite a bit closer. Josh is working on his "certificate of sponsorship" from his work. once we have that, we get to go stand in line at the UK embassy in Chicago to get our Visas. And once we have those, then we get to book the plane tickets. we're at T-6weeks.
We went out today and got a bunch of extra copies of the house key made to hand out to family, in case of emergencies, and someone unexpected needs to check in on our kitty-babies.
We also got a couple of cheap clocks: One will be set to Indiana time, the other will be set to England time, so that my dad doesn't try calling us at 1am, when he things it's only dinner time.
I also found a local person who has the same font as my logo for her embroidery machine..and i ordered in some fun blank polos and such, and will be getting some nifty things made up. I did a bit of shopping with my sister over the weekend..got a few articles of clothing that will be nice to England.
the biggest "thing" has been deciding how to handle bikes...whether to fly with them, ship them, or buy some over there. After sooo much talk and back and forths...i think we're going to ask the company to reimburse to ship them. (we have a 2 hour train ride from the airport to our apartment..and we're already going to have like 6 pieces of luggage...can't really manage all that plus 2 large bike cases.)
and so in an effort to gain a sense of control, i tried staying up late this evening to post mass quantities of things on the site. well it's 2 am and i'm tuckered out, and tomorrow is another long day. so i'm off to bed!