November 2016

After around 3 weeks of semi silence from me due to my frustration of typing on a keyboard who thought H and O were none necessities, and sometimes various other letters were to be forgotten as well I am semi up and running again.
I’m now on a Frankenstein desktop with a new and very stiff keyboard that is much lower than I am use to typing on. Plus and entirely different trackball set-up. All are actually used equipment from various computers we’ve had over the years so we are still working the bugs out. I’ve got a huge backlog of emails to work my way through, so if you see a response to something you wrote 3 weeks ago that is why.
For all of you like Kathryn who have e’d me privately to see if everything is ok I was not ignoring you.; I simply hated trying to type where the letters each had to be hit as many as 10 times to get them to show up. A single email often made my fingers ache for hours. So I simply didn’t even try after a few days. I apologize.
All of you that inquired about my blogs, I will definitely be getting that all up and going again as soon as possible. The new keyboard has a slightly different set-up than the one on my laptop, but all things are adaptable.
Francis, good news! We have been working not only the office to get the card business going, but ds purchased me two cartridges that will cut custom envelopes for the greeting card business. I’ll soon be doing a blog/facebook post on all the new products we are adding to the business this fall.

You’ve already got everything organized, so it doesn’t hurt to do it again. Start on Friday. Place signs in bright poster board around area. Place adds in the free section of your newspaper beginning early this upcoming week. Mention better items you have for sale in the ad, as well as the fact that a lot of the items are brand new. If you’re selling clothing, mention the sizes or maybe the manufacturer if it’s something trendy or recognizable. I’ve never made less than $1000 at any of my sales, but I always have a lot of crap that I’ve spent too much money on and don’t need any longer (or really never needed to begin with). Lastly, I’ve always been told the first Saturdays of the months are the best because people who have received their government assistance checks have just received those funds, and they are often cruising the garage sales when they feel they have a bit more jingle in their pocket. I don’t know whether that’s true or not, but I’ve always kept that date in mind when I’ve had sales. You might want to have a third garage sale (after next weekend) over Labor Day. I would think that would be the last big date for garage salers.

I’m terribly sorry about your husband, btw. We were all so excited for you when your dh finally found employment; hopefully, the other company will be willing to hire him and want him to begin immediately.