It's been 4 days since my last post, the one where I wrote I would be receiving the CCC mobile (I refuse to call it cupcake mobile since cookies are my first love) this week. Well, as most business owners know, the only thing predictable about owning a company is its unpredictability. That can be a great thing at times...or not. This week was actually a bit of both.
The great news: we received a 600+ cookie order from a large company. Yeay! The not so great news: They only gave us 3 days to complete it. There is nothing like 2 months of slow business and a drawer full of bills to give you that extra boost of energy to take on anything...no matter how insane. Truth be told, M and I haven't slept since Sunday (I think...what day are we again??). It's pretty sad when the only thing you desperately look forward to in your day is to go to bed as early as possible. On the bright side, it is crazy how much you can accomplish when you remove pesky sleep from your schedule! (kidding..I'm so frikkin kidding..but I must stay positive!)
However, the really annoying news of the week goes to (drum roll, if you please).dodododododdodo: The dealership in Chicago for telling us that we didn't have to go all the way to the windy city to sign papers..when in fact, we do. Lovely!
So, I ended up calling the inspector and cancelling the truck inspection for this week and also trying to figure out how the heck to go over there without spending a fortune on last minute plane tix. Do we wait for cheaper tickets and prolong the inspection..truck wrapping and grand opening or do we splurge and get the truck here sooner? We've even considered driving the darn thing down here ourselves to save on the shipping. I'm not sure what we'll do yet. M and I still have 52 local deliveries to deal with tomorrow so we'll have plenty of time in the car to come up with a solution.
PS. If you know any good bakeries in Chicago, please let me know! :)
And in happier (less cranky/sleepy) news: The designer sent us our new logo!
All of you have been so supportive of our little cookie company. All I can say is thank you from the bottom of our hearts. :)