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At the End of a Full Week of Shipping Coins

This is what my family room has looked like four out of the last five days.

The first of those days was assembling sets, the rest were more or less like this picture, putting orders into boxes. We won’t ship again until Tuesday. Part of me feels bad about the delay, except shipping on […]

Shipping Update Friday May 31

Work hours today: 46 Packages shipped: between 400 and 500, we did mixed lists so an accurate count is more tricky without physically counting packages. (not worth the time.)

Running totals Work hours:221 Packages shipped: Approx 1700 – 1800

The following backer levels are in the mail: Low numbered (9-99) Tagon’s Toughs coins Tagon’s Toughs […]

Commencing Our Journey into Uncharted Territory

Did I even shout? In a two hour ceremony, five seconds were allotted to my child, her name read with her face on the big screen before she walked across the carpet and shook hands with the school administrators who gave her a diploma. My job was to shout across the wide space, let Kiki […]

Shipping Update Wednesday

Work hours today: 48 Packages shipped: Approx 600

Work hours:175 Packages shipped: Approx 1300

The following backer levels are in the mail: Low numbered (9-99) Tagon’s Toughs coins Tagon’s Toughs challenge coin Two Tagon’s Toughs Challenge coins Officer’s Club

US NCO club are done. International NCO left to do.

We did great today, but at […]

Shipping Update

Monday: Work hours 40 Packages shipped: Approx 100

Tuesday: Work hours:31 Packages shipped: Approx 500

Total so far: Work hours:127 Packages shipped: Approx 750

The following backer levels are in the mail: Low numbered (9-99) Tagon’s Toughs coins Tagon’s Toughs challenge coin Two Tagon’s Toughs Challenge coins

About 2/3 of the Officers club is packaged. […]

Today We Achieved Routine

Right after lunch we finished the last of the coin set assembly and began to ship orders. It took us awhile to figure out how the assembly processes needed to go, but once we did the finished packages began to accumulate. It was only after we declared done for the day that I realized we’ve […]

These Are Pieces of My Coin Shipping Experience

I hold the coins in my hand. They have a solid weight and clink when the motion of my hand pushes them into each other. They are beautiful. Three months ago they were only an idea in Howard’s head, then they were an idea that other people bought into. Now my garage is full of […]

Coin Set Assembly Day #1

Schlock Mercenary book release shippings usually have 1200 to 1500 packages. So when the quantity of coin packages racked up beyond those number, I knew this would be the biggest shipping job yet. We topped out at just under 3000 orders, so I thought the job would take about twice as long. I forgot about […]

Wait, Which Day is This?

Actual thought process this evening: As soon as I finish packing these orders for pick up, I need to clear the table because tomorrow is Friday and I’ve got volunteers coming at 9:30 to assemble sets. Goodness, it’s 10:30 pm and the kids are still playing computer games, but that is okay because today is […]

Shipping Volunteers

If you are local and would like to help with assembling and shipping challenge coin orders, please email schlockmercenary@gmail.com. If you’ve already emailed and I responded no need to do it again. If you can only come for part of a day, we’ll take whatever we can get. We’d dearly love to be able to […]