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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

weather, food and work

A good morning.
We've had a busy couple of days. The weather has been very cool, but at least not wet. Craig mowed the yard, I cut down more stuff. I'm now about 95% done in the back, and 25% done in the front. I'll try to get everything cut down before it starts snowing. Some people prefer to cut some things down in the spring, But at that time, I'm too busy weeding, and digging and dividing for my big plant sale, so I try to do as much in the fall as I can. Craig and I also pulled up the fake 'deck'. For those that don't remember, here's a link when we were putting it down one spring. fake deck
And for dinner yesterday, we had chicken with fried cabbage and fried potatoes. I wanted to coat the chicken with Panko mixed with Parmesan and garlic, but we had no egg beaters to coat the chicken with. But, there was a half jar of light Alfredo sauce in the fridge, so I used that. It turned out real yummy!
And it looks to be a busy week at the Salon. That's good because last week wasn't so much. Even though I was late every day, I had many gaps during the day. That's the downside to a service business, one week, everyone calls, and the next, sometimes not so many. If I could just get everyone to schedule their next appointment before they left, I could fill my weeks more evenly. But guys are the worst for making appointments. Most are the type that will wake up one morning, and decide they need a haircut, and want it that day. And I also have many customers who travel for work, and never know when they'll be in town. So If a lot of these people call all the same week, I tend to work more hours to accommodate them. But that's the price of doing business. Trying to keep the customers happy within reason, right?


  1. davidz7:00 AM

    i always schedule my next appointment right away...and then have to cancel and reschedule half the time! lol

  2. I have no hair so I guess I'm safe with haircuts. When I had hair, I guess I would do as you say and just wake up and expect a haircut later. If the wait was too much, I'd wait until next time I woke up and did it all over again.

  3. Anonymous10:57 AM

    Your posts always make me hungry.

    Hope you have a good weekend. Holidays are coming so hopefully your business will pick up. :)