So, Friday was the best day the rescue's had in a long time. No adoptions or anything like that, but we had volunteers! It was AWESOME!
I had one set of people I set up for Friday... then remembered I had someone else who emailed me their work schedule... asked if they could come. Then remembered I had someone else who had said they were available Friday... and I checked if they could come. And EVERYONE showed up! So from something like 3:30 pm until after 10 pm, I had volunteers!
Before they all came, I cleaned out the drawers in my toy cart, so there'd be no toy crumbs or anything like that, so we could get started. We made just about every toy we have here, except for the fun chewies toy and the pinesical toy (neither of which are huge sellers). The pinesical toy doesn't even have a drawer in the cart, if that hints at how many of those sell per year. But the other toys -- anything goes, muncher's delight, pumice & triangles, and critter's delight all got made! Yay! This may not sound like a lot, but almost none of these were ready to make, everything had to be sanded and drilled and sanded again. Wire had to be cut, everything.
Also managed to get help getting everyone fed, watered, hay'd, given apple sticks and toilet paper rolls.
Also made some healthy treat mixes, but didn't have enough of the stickers that go on top of the jars to make more than three. Note: today, I found the labels I use for these jars and the mason jars, and I printed out more of the labels for the healthy treat mix, the supplement, and the herb sampler. So I will be able to make more of the healthy treat mix whenever... the others I need to get the mason jars for, first.
Also, got all the toys in all of the cages filled up with wood, and hung some new toys from Jean (TJ's) in the rescue cages.
Very very productive day. Now if I had every week, even with one volunteer, I would not be nearly so stressed. It was awesome to have some help, as doing this all myself would have taken days upon days, instead of a few hours. Thanks to everyone who came and helped!