Wednesday, March 20, 2013

T-Minus 11 Days...

Today was a receiving day here at the store, and combined, the two orders ended up being a *TON* of stuff...

Among the new items were the new edition of Pandemic (*finally*), the new Data Pack for the Netrunner LCG, and a deluxe version of Unexploded Cow. All of these are good things. Trust me.

For dinner tonight, I was feeling nostalgic, so I ventured over to Garcia's Pizza In A Pan. Now? Now, I am feeling nauseous. I would post a link to their web site, but they don't seem to have one.

Things are moving along as distributors send me what I need to get accounts moved over. I am currently filing things away until next week as I don't want them to ship anything to the new place until we are actually open.

Thursday, I begin looking at additional slatwall panels and other fixtures that will be needed. We also have to make certain we have enough capital set aside to gather together more tables and chairs.

Yay! More work...  =P

...But it will all be worth it in the end...

-- GopherDave

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

T-Minus 12 Days...

Things move slowly with the... uhhh, move.

There are a number of things we cannot do until after the actual move, including inspections for building occupancy limits and fire stuff.

There are some things I am trying to line up in terms of ducks and rows, like getting whatever requisite "change of address" forms from distributors. I do find it odd that while some places make it as simple as a phone call, others want you to "re-apply" for an account. That seems backward and is more than a touch frustrating. It is, however, the cost of doing business.

Today, I have busied myself at the store with placing orders and trying to sort a chunk of the MtG cards that have come in over the last week or so. Later on, I will be scanning some fixture sites to see if I can time the arrival of some slatwall panels to coincide with a time I will be prepping the new space and will have the help to unload the shipment when it shows up. Last time I paid for "driver assist" not knowing that all that means is they will move it from the front of the trailer to the back of the trailer. One then has to unload it from the trailer into the store one's own self. With my spine, that ain't happening anytime soon.

Not much is going on beyond that, but I do need to get back to work... ciao.

-- GopherDave

Sunday, March 17, 2013

T-Minus 14 Days...

As of Monday, we have two weeks to get our stuff together and get the new place up and running. We think we can do it, though I will admit I didn't think things through entirely.

April Fools' Day as an opening day is not a joke, despite what some people thought. No... What I didn't think about was March 31st being Easter frickin' Sunday. Now, I will be the first to admit that I love God, but I *HATE* church. That fact combined with being quite focused on our business means that most religious-oriented holidays outside of Christmas fall *COMPLETELY* out of my notice zone.

Thus, while help is coming for the "hard move", it probably will not be as abundant as I first thought. That is entirely my bad. However, we will do what we can to make the original date a reality.

Not much else beyond that... Back to work...

-- GopherDave