So yesterday and today, when many people were enjoying their days off during the Christmas holidays, a bunch of elves were busy at the Them Days office.
That’s because it was time for our inventory count!
Our inventory count involves counting all the back issues of the magazine in our inventory room and organizing the boxes so we can easily access them and find them and so on. It doesn’t seem like it should get out of order in there, but somehow, it always does.
So it’s a big job. There are a LOT of old magazines in that inventory room. We just spent two days counting and moving. I’m wiped (doesn’t help that I’ve come down with a cold, I suppose) and I wasn’t even moving a lot of boxes! I was in charge of keeping track of the numbers. How many boxes was that for 37.1? How many in the open box for 28.3? How many per box for 23.4?
And then, in the end, we had a lot of stuff that was ready for the dump, and now the office feels so clean and organized! Seriously, empty shelves in our inventory room? It’s been awhile.
I only remembered to take pictures at the end of the second day of counting, so there are no pictures of us actually doing the counting or any of the people who were helping out on the first day. Sorry. We were busy!
So thank you to our volunteers, all of whom came in for a day or two of labour during their holidays. (It’s one thing for me and Shirley to do it, because we are working, but they are all volunteers!) Thanks Theresa, Linda, Josh, Mike, Jonathan, Nick, Morgon, and Beatrix!
(Yes, even Beatrix got in on the helping. She was NOT impressed with me for telling her to be careful around people carrying boxes. She wanted to help carry them herself! Eventually she just wanted to play with the little Christmas tree.)
I’m so stiff from all the standing and moving boxes, and believe me, I only moved a fraction of what some of the others did!