Last Sunday my sister came to lay a new floor in the office. The house was custom built in 1956 to include an office for the homeowner's insurance business and the tile on th4e floor was probably from 1956. We got about half of the floor done. My sister ended up with a swollen knee and I just ached all over. my husband helped some, but he has a stress fracture in his right foot and must wear this "boot" which is cumbersome. This week summer school ended with all the paper work that goes with the end of a school session. My hours have increased at the deli. Three new people were hired, but one has ben fired for stealing. I'm working a few extra hours this week before we leave for vacation on Friday. I'm looking forward to seeing my aunt and uncle.
Today was a fun day as we went to the company picnic for my husband's part-time job. There was good food, mini golf, Bingo, and door prizes. We won a $75 gift certificate to a local grocery store. The bad weather held off until it was almost over. Then we had terrible rain and it has been thundering ever since we got home.
This week I made a necklace, bracelet, and earrings set for me, as well as worked on some other pieces. I have a few unfinished pieces because I don't have the clasps I want to use. someone on Etsy has offered to make me a banner. I took pictures, but forgot to put the memory card in the camera. The pictures are in the camera's internal memory, but I don't know how to upload them to my computer. I guess I'll be retaking them. Back to beading for me.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
I've joined etsybead. It seems like a great group of beaders. Now I need to figure out how to navigate through all that it has to offer. I managed to get an item listed tonight and have a special on it. I get some views,but few hearts and no sales. I guess that I must learn to be more patient. I did get 2 orders for lanyards where I work part-time. At least it helps offset the cost of what I buy for myself since beads and findings seem to to jump into my hand. I guess I need to go make some lanyards.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
I've been having such a good time beading that I've made more than one person can possible wear. People have commented about my work and I've sold a few pieces locally. A friend helped me set up a shop and it is a work in progress. I've even ordered business cards and magnets. The items have been viewed many times, but so far no sales. I guess I just need to be patient.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
I am trying to be nice and work there a little extra over the summer. They finally hired 3 new people, but one of them was fired last night for stealing. That person lasted less than a week. I hope the others are better. There were 3 new hires in the past 3 months and all of them are gone. Those of us who have been there for a while are getting weary. It seems like that you have to do the work of 2 people because there is never enough help. Things need to change.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
This is a new experience for me so I really don't know what to say. The past 6 months have been difficult more often than not. My mother fell and broke her arm and a month later passed away. It is unbelievable how much needs to be done to settle an estate. My sister and I have learned a lot as we have made our way through all the tasks that must be completed. We're not finished yet, but at least I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.