Life near an Iowa cornfield: special crappy edition
The first bit is a good news/bad news scenario. I’ve been so busy at work that I no longer have room inside the building to store inventory. I run a reverse business where I buy my product from random walk-in traffic. I then turn around and sell that product to six main customers.
Saturday I had enough stuff come in the door that I didn’t have enough time to sort everything. Today while I was sorting Saturday’s overrun I had twice that amount come in the door. My profit margin is so slim that I cannot afford to hire help at the prevailing minimum wage as I would lose money for every hour worked. I’ve been dealing with a backlog of unsorted product since January when we learned Mrs. VS has cancer.
Today I hastily unloaded the van and can trailer so I could go make my bar run to Eldora. Winds were out of the south today and really blowing against my trailer. This is the same trailer that got broke into this winter. Becasue of the cold temps the repairs to the trailer were designed to be a quick and temporary fix that was supposed to be more permanently repaired once the temps warmed and I could stay outside long enough to fix it right. Plywood was nailed in place over the holes in the chicken wire.
While driving into Eldora the wind caught the plywood and ripped it clean off the side of my trailer. Now I would be unable to do my complete bar run as the van didn’t have enough space to hold everything. One of the grocery stores that I service let me root through their scrap lumber to make a temp fix to my temp fix to least allow me to make the complete bar run today. While I was fixing the trailer my pants split in the seat from crotch to crack. Natrual air conditioning at 50 degrees is not the warmest sensation.
Enroute home which took twice the normal time as I was driving slow due to the damaged trailer, Mom and I heard from my baby sister. My nephew has a blood disorder that could be luekemia.
My day peaked this morning when I inadvertantly started the next RPG Bloggers meme. How was your day?