Saturday, December 24, 2011
It's Christmas Eve, and the only thing we're planning on doing at the store is selling a fair number of games...
That and a good friend of mine is in town for a visit. He's supposed to stop by the store and have a chat. Beyond that, there's really not much on the agenda. The tables will be open for first come-first serve gaming, so we'll see who drops by... =)
Hopefully you and yours have a safe holiday. Be safe on any travels you undertake...
Friday, December 23, 2011
Another busy day here at Gopher... It's so busy I almost forgot to do this, but then I remembered during a lull.
Tonight is FNM... Tomorrow is pretty much a free and open day as it being Christmas Eve, I'm expecting at least SOME shoppers. We're gamers after all... As a group we procrastinate like no other. Want proof? Just take a look at release dates for games. How many of them actually *MAKE* their prospective arrival times? Probably less than 30%. Well... we, shop like that too.
Operation: Improve A Game Store is starting to slowly progress. We received the cash drawer, the receipt printer, and the barcode scanner in today. We are told that the rest of it will be shipped next week. That's fine... It'll all get here eventually. If the deal I have in the making goes through, we will have slatwall panels here the first week of January. It won't be all of what we need, but it will be the majority. Once we get the initial panels up, we'll see what needs to be added from there. If the deal falters, well... It'll take a little longer, but it will get done... Like everything else, all in good time...
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Another day, another dollar, as the saying goes. I wonder if the creator of that little bit of wisdom took inflation into account? Probably not...
Loq and I looked at another potential spot for the store. It's got possibilities, but it really doesn't say 'wow' to us. We're not worried, though... the right spot will show itself eventually.
Tonight at the store are a couple of RPGs and some casual gaming. I'm not really involved with any of it, so Skribl and I can watch the store and get some work done while things happen.
The only other piece of real news is that our ancient point-of-sale station will be getting an upgrade soon. We ordered a set up with an actual cash drawer, a scanner that isn't old and been dropped dozens of times, and software that isn't DOS-based. There are some other improvements on the horizon that we should have made a long time ago. I think we'll make them, now...
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
It's shipment day at the store, and there is a metric TON of stuff coming in today. The bulk of it is restock, and I *STILL* didn't hit all the bases because I'm a caveman at purchase orders using all four of my 44-year old eyes... Definitely need a new point-of-sale system. I need to get that ordered today...
Later on today, Loq and I will be looking at another potential Gopher hole. I'm not expecting much, but I'm open to looking. From a historical standpoint, if my memory serves me correctly, the building we're looking at today once housed a camera/photo shop. One that was the first place in town to EVER carry D&D books back in the mid-70s. On some level, it'd be nice to be the ones to bring that full circle, but I'm not going to let that cloud my judgement.
Now, I gotta get going. Work waits for no man...
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Running late today... Made some *MASSIVE* restock orders today as we have been torn up over the weekend. That's a good thing as it means more money, but jeez... ... our shelves haven't looked this bare in a while. As it goes, Skirbl and I are still hip deep in work, but are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Lastly, Loquacious is the bestest wife ever! That is all...
Monday, December 19, 2011
Wow... I got so busy staring at various point of sale systems I alomst forgot to blog for the day... (By the by, if someone knows of a good, cheap point-of-sale system, let me know please. Thanks.)
Anyway... 'Tis 40K night so I shall be going home early and doing the laundry I didn't do the other night. S'all good, though... Normal stuff like laundry is helping keep me sane.
On the gaming front, I've been thinking about Tai'eres again, but not the setting so much as the mechanics. I'm thinking about ripping the system out of the Tai'eres setting and trying them in a different genre. Still working on what sort of game they would end up in, but I have some ideas. The main idea swirling in my head is some sort of modern-day, conspiracy game with possible (low-level)psionics added in, but nothing is set in stone.
Other than that, not much is happening...
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Lats night was a good time with the daughter. Not as much laundry got done as I would have liked, but I'm good with that. I'll have opportunity to do more tomorrow.
Today, I go work on weekly financials a bit. Then, it looks to be a slow day, but every time I say that, it isn't. Good problem for a business to have.
Beyond that, not much is going on. I'm heading to the store now to get it ready for not much of anything today...