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Bits and Pieces

The vast majority of the packages are sent. I’ve got maybe fifty left. They’re all orders which contain non-book merchandise. They’re also all US. The international orders went out last week. This is the longest I’ve ever spent in heavy shipping mode. I’ve been managing packages for this book release since the week before Thanksgiving. […]

Signs of Being Busy

It appears that the last time I was clear headed enough to sort through my email was before Thanksgiving. So many unanswered messages in there. I’ve been spending every waking minute either on family things or shipping work. The other day I tweeted: I could do all the things if the things would just hold […]

Today’s Victories

All of my kids went to school on time. Bonus points for them being happy as they departed. 3 out of 4 kids ate breakfast. We set Howard up to continue sketching in books. Kiki and I teamed up to send out over 100 international packages. We made them and dropped them at the post […]

The Stories of Today

Today’s story could be about shipping. That was certainly my first focus for the day. Howard rallied the kids to help me prep the house. Some neighbor kids came and put calendars in packages. I ran errands, bought a ladder and other shipping supplies. The shipping schedule in the next two weeks is complex and […]

Work Day

I keep paging ahead on my calendar. I’m looking ahead to the next few weeks. Sometimes I’m leaping ahead months to see the shape of things to come. I have to refresh the calendar information that I’m storing in my brain, because in order for all the pieces to fit, I have to know the […]

An Incomplete Listing of My Projects in Process

Schlock Mercenary: Prep for shipping (This includes sorting invoices, counting sketches, ordering boxes, etc.) Warehouse reorganization (There is stuff that needs to be shifted around to make space for the incoming delivery of pallets.) Schlock RPG preliminary layout Challenge Coin PDF Regular shipping Schedule next XPC meeting Household and parenting: Diagnosis cycle for two kids. […]

Unexpectedly Heavy Week

In hindsight I can see that this was a heavy week. I didn’t realize earlier because none of the things in it were individually large. It was just one little thing after another until I was hunched over and exhausted from the weight of them all. Every time I finished a thing, there were three […]

Pre-Order Busy

I’d forgotten what pre-orders do to my brain. On the surface it looks simple. We open ordering and quietly collect orders until the time comes to ship books. Except I have to track and double check those orders. I have to print invoices and make sure that I pull out the regular orders so they […]

How did it get to be Thursday already?

Sorry for the radio silence. Pre-orders for Massively Parallel opened for the Schlock Patreon supporters on Monday. Which meant I was answering a lot of email and doing a lot of accounting. That slowed down just in time for the full pre-order to open on Wednesday which meant even more email, accounting, and prepping for […]

Shed Complete

The eagle scout garden shed project is complete. All that remains is lots of thank you notes and a pile of paperwork.