It's official. Today we began the countdown to our store closing. September 30th at midnight will be the last possible moment that you can place an order. Our webstore will turn off all listings on October 1, 2011 at 12:01am. We will then process and ship our last orders on that day.
I feel mixed emotions, from excitement to fear, from anxiety to relief. I am afraid that I wont know what to do with myself because I am so use to getting out of bed at sunrise and going straight to my computer to check and respond to emails, then showering, heading to the store and filling orders. Most days I don't even think about lunch unless my husband insists that we take a break and eat. This will be a huge adjustment for me, but a welcome one too.
My first activity is going to be to make a trip to see my father in California. Yesterday he had a stroke and today we are only just beginning to see signs of stabilization. I feel horrible being so far from him at this time. If his condition gets any worse then I will close the shipping department down for a few days and fly out to be with him. Today I told him that he needs to stop this being sick stuff :) at least until October 1st when my retirement begins so I can come and visit him without constraints on my time. His 73rd Birthday is October 14th and I want us to spend that day together. I have always been a 'Daddy's Girl' and it is killing me to not be with him now. Thank goodness that my sister and brothers are all there in the same city with him.
So there at the top of the left column is the Official Countdown Ticker. When the time runs out, I am heading to California to spend some quality, unhurried time with my dad. Get your bargains now, while they still exist...once that ticker runs out, our listings will all disappear forever.
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