Saturday, September 26, 2015

two tiring days, but at least I have goodies

Back to back long shifts at work! But long, good on site days. Lots of activity but WOW am I bad at basic math and generally being a cashier.

So Thursday was the preview & pricing day. Worked 10:30ish till 8ish? Boss bought dinner, so that was nice. Sellers on our list were able to come in and preview the sale and get things. Not many people came, but the few that did got a decent amount of stuff. Karen was also on the list, because perks, and she got the wicker ladder/shelf and black end table, and the horseshoe crab sculpture which matches the one I bought (part of a semi-matching set). Nice to have a friend over and to show them my bizz and to get them in on the inside with my insider perks. I priced up a whirlwind and noted things and put it in the spreadsheet. Michela put up the directional signs. I ... well I guess I mostly priced and organized. It takes a while. OH! I also helped assemble the signs with Jeremy. Taping paper to signs and taping up the paper so it doesn't get water damaged. That's what I did at the start of that shift. Yeah.

There's so good stuff in the sale. The "I hope no one buys it so I can get the uber discount" item is this medicine bag. It would be really good for weekend trips, and would replace that black bag that I'm just kinda meh about. I like having a bag for each size I need.

Got home late. Got into bed. Alarm went off early. I was like UHG but I showered, threw cereal in a bowl to eat on the way in, and I had left over dinner on site to eat for lunch, so it's all good.

Got it at 8:45amish and I had to hit the ground running. Sale started at 9 but people, plenty of people, were there already! I only flubbed one charge (by a couple bucks) and got into bartering and things. Of COURSE people find what wasn't priced first, but wrinkles got sorted out. There was a speaker that was converted from a cigar box that made noise when turned on, and thankfully someone bought it early in the day before it got annoying. The gumball dispense sold. And a TON of other stuff too! All the rugs, big pieces of furniture, expensive pieces, like...it went really well! There's still some stuff there, but apparently Friday 9-noon is the deal hunter hours. The globe is still there, the medicine bag is still there. I grabbed this nice velvet Haida pattern shawl that had a $50 sticker and was in the $5 range, before boss decided to price it up. Now I have a nice shawl.

Mom and Dad stopped by too!! That was sweet and it was nice to see them. Caught up a little bit. Mom bought some books. Dad asked Boss where Bodi was, like I suspected he would. It's been a while because they've been off motorhoming. We'll get a good catch up soon.

It slowed down after 1pm, but rarely were we just by ourselves. I had some good conversations with people. Lots of interesting sorts came in and bought things. I gave big discounts on records to encourage moving of product, as well as discounts on DVD sets missing DVDs.

Arghghhh that medicine bag. It has a metal opening so it stays rigid when opened, and it's leather. Oh it's so cool.

After work I swung by Liberty Bay Books but they didn't have Step Aside Pops by Kate Beaton, so I went to Barnes & Noble and picked it up. Yay, new Kate Beaton collection! And I swung by Target and picked up a few things like my staple night face lotion that ran out a week ago and my skin has spiraled into a breakout because other lotions mess up my skin. Hope this goop I smear on my face does it some good in the long run. Got some earring sets that were marked way down. Got a scarf that looks a bit like the carpet in the Overlook Hotel. I bit too much treating myself, but my hours have been good lately.

What's coming up in terms of bills...rent, insurance, electricity. Argh. Bills are such a downer. But at least I can pay them while wearing a cute scarf. And gas is cheap right now.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

days go by

m & t & w

Kinda three days all the same. Got up to a phone full of work emails to sort out. Had breakfast, had caffeine, took my computer over to Celia's and worked on the good wifi. Got Craigslist that and email this and online whatnots done. Lots of fast paced, all over the place stuff. Kept it in my brain and in about 20 different email chains.

Had mostly pasta. Watched Scream Queens (bad) and Empire (fun) on the TV.

Now to do three days of on site work work!

Monday, September 21, 2015



I'm getting so bad at blogging come the night time! So Friday I was on site. I sorted books into better sorted boxes and moved things around and did some online ordering. The books took a while because it was lots of shifting of this and that around.

I swung by the Silverdale KRL after work and picked up Station Eleven from their Books2Go program. Basically non reserveable popular books. A pretty good system. Keeps some editions from lingering in hold lines forever. Swung by Trader Joe's and went home and snacked.


Slept in! My full day off as I agreed to work a bit tomorrow too. I'll be home at the start of the work week, but on site at the end.

Let us see, what did I do yesterday? Watched TV. Picked all my green beans and thinned out my carrots majorly. Had some green beans out of the ol' cast iron. A nice mellow day.


Slept in. Got my work roster. Went to Celia's for the ease of WiFi being 100% funcitional. Got some of it done. A good start. Celia made a chicken and rice dinner. Not the most taxing of days. I've eaten entirely too much caramel.