August 03, 2006


The past couple of days have been slow. When I first got down here, we were getting orders, and shipping something everyday. Now, it's hit a wall. We're waiting on some parts for a machine, and we've got more hardware ordered. Sure, that slows you down, but you need orders to actually have it affect you. And that's something that hasn't been happening.

In some ways, it's nice. My back was getting very upset about hunching over a grinder and buffing wheel all day. It's grateful for the break, as are my legs, today. But in most ways, this is not good.

Not currently selling anything obviously hurts our chances of selling the business. With a broker that is pretty much worthless (I'd write about that, but I don't want to endanger anything), we REALLY need to show what this shop can do. Unfortunately, the business was closed for quite awhile after my uncle's death, and some steady customers have gone elsewhere. We've got to fix that, and soon...

On a personal level, this ain't good at all. I've run very low on funds, and, while we're this slow, my aunt can't afford to pay me more than room and board. That would be fine if I didn't have rent to pay back home. Yes, I do have a stash, but I'm trying not to touch that unless I absolutely have no other options. Hopefully, that won't have to happen.

We are getting items up for auction on e-bay, and the website has been reopened. We're working on an e-mail to all past customers, letting them know that we are rolling again... the business is in gear.

Now, if we can just keep the clutch from slipping.

Posted by That 1 Guy at August 3, 2006 03:23 PM | TrackBack

Wow, that's rough....Good Luck with everything!

(I am reading you from class right now...I needed my fix...LOL)

Posted by: Carmen at August 3, 2006 04:07 PM

You could always try selling semen at the infertlity clinic. Either that or try giving up beer.

Posted by: Contagion at August 3, 2006 06:37 PM

Oh, screw giving up beer! Things will turn around..... I know they will...

Posted by: Richmond at August 3, 2006 08:20 PM

darlin, whatever you're selling, i'm buying, send me two.

sorry bout the slow spot. things will improve, they will, cause you're a good person. at least that's what i tell myself while i'm napping on the desk. good luck.

Posted by: shoe at August 3, 2006 09:06 PM


Posted by: Tammi at August 3, 2006 11:17 PM

If you need a break, head this way. If there is anything I can do, let me know. ya ya ... I have kids, but there might be something. **hugs**

Posted by: vw bug at August 4, 2006 05:37 AM

What you need is some good salesmenship.

Do you know any good salespeople that could help you put together a "get you out there" plan?

*glancing Tammi's way*

Posted by: Quality Weenie at August 4, 2006 06:03 AM

I don't get here for a day and look what happens - everything goes to hell.

I am sorry to hear things have slowed down so much. I hope they pick up again quickly for you. *sigh*

Posted by: Teresa at August 5, 2006 08:39 AM