Hello readers. Do I even have any readers? Who knows, I will write anyways. I could have sworn I did a blog a couple of weeks ago, but it turns out that was a couple of months ago. Well, here is your update!
We have pared down our warehouse size and crammed everything into the middle and front of the building. We used to take up the full length of half of the building and now we are less than 2/3 of that space. Quite the adjustment. We have a lot more stuff in the front now. Almost all of our DD products are in the front, lots of vehicle parts, and lots of camping gear. We have forayed into camping more this year now that we have the store front. Lacombe doesn't have much for outdoor pursuits retailers so that has been good for us.
We have said hello to Parker as a new team member here. He is great so far! He is responsible for all the vehicle parts getting listed lately. I have been on Robert's case about these vehicle parts for years, so it is a relief to finally see someone take them on. Now we need people to start buying them. Anyone working on a Land Rover out there? Know anyone who is??? Send them our way! We also just said goodbye to Carla. She was a huge asset for this past year lifting morale and getting shit done, but she is now on maternity leave, baby is due in 17days! She tells us it is going to be a girl and we can't wait to meet her.
What else can I tell you...
We have updated our hours again. We seem to do this regularly as we figure out how to work the store and how to maintain some of the flexibility that has kept me here these past 4.5 years. Saturday traffic really dropped off as the weather warmed up and the desire to be here on those Saturdays has also waned, especially without Carla as that left me as the only Saturday worker (Parker is casual and his other job has him working 4 Saturdays in a row, so he isn't too keen on working his other Saturdays). We also noticed that Fridays are consistently our busier days. In light of these observations we extended our Friday hours to 11am-5pm and have reduced our Saturdays to the FIRST Saturday of the month from 12-4pm. As always we are available online 24/7/365. Wednesdays and Thursdays remain 11am-4pm.
In the wings we have a few tri-walls of boots waiting to be sorted. No room in our tighter quarters to get them going here, but we'll find space. We still haven't gotten our hands on any tri-walls of textiles,so our Canadian surplus content is getting quite picked over.
I think that is all I have for you for now. Lots of new items in store and on the website so be sure to keep coming back to find your next favourite treasure!
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