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Our Thoughts . . . . Counting our Early Blessings

Peak season officially started with our Tuesday One Day Sale on July 2nd. Then we were closed for the 4th of July making our next posted store hours, Tuesday, July 9. What a couple of days!! If these two days are signs of what we can expect during our official store hours, I had better buy some roller skates! Or not!! I may land flat on my face. But, I will be wearing some comfy shoes to scramble between customers, check-out & phone calls.

We are even more excited to see that these two days have also brought in SIX new consigners with some good, quality items bringing our total to 609. One of the comments we receive is how we stock so many good quality items along with our growing Bargain Wall. People even go as far to tell us that they find more in our small store than in some of the larger stores! Well, I can’t take much credit for that because it is one, God who brings us the consigners; and two, it is the consigner that trusts us to resell their items and most of the items come in good to excellent condition. Some even never used! Continue reading

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Our Thoughts: Peak Season Preparation

As our 2013 Peak Season is literally at our door step, we have been busy reorganizing the layout and flow in the store to developing our social media footprint & advertising. This past week we expanded the Bargain Wall, ordered more post card flyers, identified new local contacts to increase our visibility, cleared the display area in order to reopen our 3rd check out center, noted the website pages that were too long, retrained my son to help with updates and check out, adjusted prices, added more items to our inventory, added new consigners, organized the bulletin board area and made room for more shelves!! Continue reading

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Our Thoughts…this July 4th

Growing up one of my favorite memories has always been fireworks, those that we could purchase, light and display and those that we watched from afar as the San Diego Bay was lit up with a beautiful display of colors and sounds. Yes, they were fun and I enjoyed the sparkle! I can’t celebrate with fireworks in California as I could when I was young; but I can where I live now. I can now celebrate the 4th and other special occasions with larger, louder fireworks allowing me to watch my sons grow up enjoying the 4th with mortars and roman candles as well as sparklers. My adult son has even developed his own little show of multiple rounds of fireworks. It has been a tradition happily enjoyed and passed down. Continue reading

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Our Thoughts…

Top 10 items I did not miss when the school year was done:

1. Grading papers

2. Writing out lesson plans

3. Adjusting lesson plans over & over

4. Wrestling with how to explain clearly concepts they could not understand

5. Butting heads over subjects of little interest

6. Explaining why we had to learn certain facts

7. Pushing to meet deadlines

8. When school & life collided

9. Worrying if they learned enough that year

10. Why? Why? Why?

 

Top 10 items I miss somehow now that my children have graduated:

1. Grading papers

2. Writing out lesson plans

3. Adjusting lesson plans over & over

4. Wrestling with how to explain clearly concepts they could not understand

5. Butting heads over subjects of little interest

6. Explaining why we had to learn certain facts

7. Pushing to meet deadlines

8. When school & life collided

9. Worrying if they learned enough that year

10. Why? Why? Why?

It’s funny how our perspective changes as you look at things from the other side.

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Scrapbook of Memories

In an Our Thoughts article, we listed 10 things we don’t miss when the school year ends and then realized that when our children are gone how we miss those same 10 things in some form or fashion. Here is our top 10 list again.

1. Grading papers

2. Writing out lesson plans

3. Adjusting lesson plans over & over

4. Wrestling with how to explain clearly concepts they could not understand

5. Butting heads over subjects of little interest

6. Explaining why we had to learn certain facts

7. Pushing to meet deadlines

8. When school & life collided

9. Worrying if they learned enough that year

10. Why? Why? Why?

 
What would your list include? Add to our list . . . . . .

 

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