I finally got around to cutting the shelf for the person who emailed me last Friday. What I've been doing that prevented me from doing that for all those days, I couldn't tell you, but I did it today. Cut the shelf, cut the poo guards, found a box, weighed everything, calculated shipping, and emailed the person. Shipping for one freakin shelf turned out to be $16 (to CA though). For orders like this, I cut the stuff, but I won't sand it or glue the poo guards or anything until I KNOW that the person wants the shelf cause I have so many people that never respond back once I tell them what shipping is. Hey, I'm not making an arm and a leg on shipping, I charge just slightly higher than actual, cause I gotta buy tape and packaging stuff, but when I say S&H will be $16, it's likely actually like $15.25 and I'm just adding a small margin for error. Since I am quoting the S&H before the box is all sealed and taped, so that could actually add some weight (and usually does, hence, I usually end up paying more shipping than I actually charge the person).
But anyway, this person got back to me super quick and asked if they could add to the order... well of course! :) So they asked for the link to my site, gave it to them (they likely had my email saved from when they did a previous order back in July of 2011 (and yes, I had to do an email search, my memory isn't that good), they got back to me with a list of several other things they wanted. And, totally unlike me, I actually started on the rest of their order today! Step 1 in beating procrastination: baby steps. I actually would have had their entire order almost done, but one of the things they ordered was a poo-guard shelf for one side of their FN. Well.... it depends on which side, since the end facing the front won't have a bolt.... so I had to email them and ask which side it's for. But other than that, I have the longer shelf all cut/glued and drying. Will put bolts in it likely tomorrow. Then I got everything else that didn't require cutting together, and so now, everything's put aside. Even have all the poo-guards cut for the shorter shelf, just need to know which side it's going on and I can glue that one and get it ready.
Then, since it was daylight hours when I was working on all of this, I was able to finish working on the one FN. I needed to cut a shelf or two, and I realized that this one shelf... well, as I'm always telling people "chins can't fly" -- I needed to listen to my own advice, so I had to take this one shelf out, cut a hole in it, and put it back. Cause otherwise I dunno how I expected the chins to get up to this shelf. But I totally finished the one FN today, and it looks great. Some pics:
Even found a food bowl in my food bowl box that I could use to color coordinate! Haha. The little things make me happy.
Got an email from someone with some rabbits today, asking if we could help him. I asked if they're caged together, separate, what? Cause I told him we only have one or maybe two spare cages that could be used for rabbits right now, and if they're housed separately, I'd need a cage to come in. We'll see if I hear back.