Monday, April 02, 2012
Yesterday was a "non-starter, comic-book guy" day for me. I woke up and my spine was everything but straight. Yes, I was in pain. A fair chunk of it. Now, before folks go off asking what's wrong, it's simple. I have three bulging discs in my lower back. Nothing has ruptured yet, and from what I've been told as long as I am nice to my back, I should be good to go. However, due to the condition of the spine, every now and then it announces that it hates me. Yesterday was one of those days, hence, no sweater vest/necktie combination. I was in too much pain to put in that much effort to get ready. Today, it's all better.
'Twas another "day off" today. Went in... placed a few orders... had lunch with the Loquacious one... went back and placed a few more orders... Talked over a few things with HiSign and BigBank... and then left. Tonight's agenda is still up in the air, though.
Loq and I might travel to another store about 30-35 east of here and see what's up with them. We know the guys who run it and are on friendly terms with them. They recently moved out of their old spot and upgraded to a shiny, new place of business. Loq and I have been promising to come over and say "hello" for a bit now, and tonight might be the night.
Depending on time issues, and if they are even open, we might hit another store about an hour south of us. The owners have been in asking questions about how to run a store, and we've been giving information out freely. It's kind of nice when folks ask you for advice, especially when you yourself do not feel like you know what you are doing. That's me though, even if I espouse confidence on the outside, I NEVER feel like I know what I am doing, even when it's something I've been doing well for YEARS. It's just how I'm wired...
Tomorrow looks to be a big day. One shipment is due to arrive from our main distributor. The new paint rack for Games Workshop arrives tomorrow, but the paints themselves are not showing up until Wednesday or Thursday. We also have a chunk of new shelving, brackets, and hooks showing up. The physical revamp of the sales floor is almost complete. There are a few more items to get, and then we should be good. Once thatis set up, it's time to revamp the office/storage area. HiSign wants to turn it into an office for me to go hide and do managerial type stuff. I'm not entirely certain that can happen, but I'm willing to let him try.
Anyhoo... things aren't going to do themselves, so I'd best get to it.