Friday, February 18, 2005

The moral

There's a moral to the story. (Isn't there always?) The moral is: Don't check your email first thing in the morning; it's too easy to get distracted. And how! The day started with some Forward Motion business that needed taking care of. Yes, it could have waited until afternoon, but not once I knew it was there! And a couple other emails, less urgent, but being as I was there anyway...

And then the customers. It actually turned into a pretty busy day. I firmed up the flooring order for an insurance job for a single mom with three teens whose house was gutted by fire, and who has little in the line of day-to-day cash. I think the house is going to turn out beyond her wildest dreams. We're able to massage the total amount by getting some seconds, and by bulk buying with additional orders, and--she's going to be so happy. She already is.

At the other end of the spectrum are folks who signed on *their* order for eighteen grand in hardwood flooring and porcelain tile. Things are not going to slow up at work any time soon. We're booking into April.

Of course the boss returned from the jobsite with blow-in insulation all over his boots. Suddenly vacuuming was high on my list of priorities. Amazing how that works.

Writing? What's that? Didn't happen. Here it is 4:30 and I haven't even cracked a file open.


Jean said...

But I'm so glad to hear business is booming.

Ruth said...

Congrats on getting your ultrasound done and on the good word count yesterday. You probably needed a creative break today anyway, and will be twice as productive come Monday. :)