Tolkien, artist

Studio Day - How Busy Can I Be?

So I have a new accountant after the fiasco that occurred in March of this year. The first thing I hired him to do was 5500's for us which were extended to be due on October 15th. I picked the folder up from him last week and looked over it yesterday. Problems - misspelled names, and a bill that I think is way too high. I left him a phone message telling him to phone me today. We need to talk.




My Assistant Manager is working through the end of the year, and then we have to let her go. It's a cash savings thing for us that has become necessary on many fronts. She posted to her FB page yesterday on the order of dollars are down so she's being let go, and we're retiring so we're letting her go. Immediately one of her relatives bounced in with a snarky comment about how I should have a more updated website and maybe I would get more business. For goodness sake - I'm a retail store! The website is a convenience for my customers, not where I make my money. I jumped all over her. The last time people thought I was retiring, it took months to get that quashed and it really affected my bottom line. Chickie said she'd pull the post. I'll check later and make sure she did.



I'm grateful that I have today off. My latest story needs to get wrapped up today and I have a drabble that just isn't quite hitting right. I need impact and I'm just not getting that punch that a drabble really needs. So I'll be working at my computer even though the day will be glorious and the fall foliage will be magnificant. Maybe I'll take a drive to Stillwater to look at the river bluffs and the turning leaves. I wonder if I can squeeze some beauty into the day and get my equilibrium back because right now I'm feeling a bit rocky and it's reflecting in my writing. Here's a nice relaxing tropical beach - I wish I was here :-)
Maybe we're both sitting there with margaritas in our hands. We certainly both need it today :-)

- Erulisse (one L)
How annoying! I bet you wanted to wring her neck! I am hoping I have a good day. Yesterday was incredibly stressful here.
Yeah, I let my writing tongue ream her a new one. I was LESS than happy about her opinion. And I told my Assistant Manager to pull the post and rephrase it quickly because whether it's financial, or we're able to retire, or we just want a change of personnel, the business of my company is nobody else's, especially not the freakin' world on FaceBook. Oy! What WAS she thinking!?!?!

- Erulisse (one L)
It is totally dreamy, isn't it? I think I really need a vacation :-)

- Erulisse (one L)
Oh we want to, but it will still be a few years out. Less if I have my choice, more if my DH has his druthers. But by eliminating her position, I can save close to $40,000 a year and we really need that money for other purposes in the shop. So, all good things must come to an end. She's worked for me on and off since 1993 so I know she'll still be around, just not my full-time employee.

- Erulisse (one L)
It does sound the sort of day where sitting on the beach would be good...

But not ours - today our sea looks like my icon!
A day, or actually several days at the beach sound simply wonderful. I suspect that it is far, far in my future *sigh*.

- Erulisse (one L)