Monday, January 07, 2008

99 boxes of shoes on a cart! 99 boxes of shoes!

I'm here. I made it through last week. We moved an entire shoe store (the contents of a shoe store not the actual building) and attempted to get it up and running. Most of us worked super hard and lots of long hours so we, well I, didn't get any writing done. Although, I doubt anyone else at work got any writing done but it's not exactly a goal of theirs either.

I did start today by taking my grandma to the casino. I won $75 so I purchased my Writer's Market 2008 and stamps! I still don't have ink in my printer but work does. Good thing I invested in a flash drive.

The weather here is unseasonably warm. 60 degrees! That's so not a Michigan January but Kreeg's appreciating the great walking weather when it's not storming, as it is now.

I need to e-mail my writing group and see if there's any chance we will ever meet again. Of course, my work schedule is full of night shifts, which should make finding time even more difficult.

First on my list will be to write an incredibly huge e-mail to Jenni with details of the move and other store madness. All of which is excellent material for Behind the Naugahyde.

Now, to get some work done.


whimsicalnbrainpan said...

Yikes! A whole store!

Congratulations on your win!

D.B. Echo said...

Yay for winning! You mad gambler, you!

How late at night are they keeping you at the store? Do many people go shoe shopping at night?

Drove downtown in the rain
9:30 on a Tuesday night
Just to check out the late-night
Shooooe shop...

Word verification word: tejawzyg. Good character name. "Commander Teja Wzyg steered her ship in the direction of the enemy fighters and accelerated, firing as she closed the distance."

Ashley said...

Thanks Whim, I'm not usually that lucky.
And for a store that is always out of everything it seemed we still had a lot of shoes to move. I'd hate to think of what it would have been like if we had a decent supply of shoes!

D.B., we close at 9 p.m. and really there's no need to be open past 8 p.m. and that's pushing it. Especially consider 80% of our customers are senior citizens.

I feel a Weird Al-esque song coming on. As if BNL songs lyrics aren't crazy enough on their own.

And I love the Teja Wzyg story excerpt.