As I mentioned on Facebook yesterday, I’ve been away from the shop for a little more than a week. Phil was holding the fort. My back went out amongst other things but now I’m back. Phil was away Monday and will be back this afternoon or tomorrow (Wednesday ).
The thing is that coming into the shop alone was not the easiest thing for me as I am not computer savvy, so to speak. I know some stuff to be sure. I do the banners on the home page of Perfect Magic and write on facebook, do the editing of the products on our site ( so if you see mistakes or items with a zero price tag, let me know or words running into each other. I’d appreciate it.) and the blog and a few other things, but Phil is the man when it comes to the computer for Perfect Magic. He does all the nitty gritty stuff. This is one of the reasons I was feeling so gloomy. Everytime I had to do something I had to phone Phil to find out how to do this or that. Not that I don’t bug him when he is here, but at least I don’t have to pick up a phone.
So there I was alone in the shop, ordering stuff that customers ordered on line (Phil had to tell me how to get to the orders out of the computer) and trying to figure out how to get the messages from the phone ( While the rest of the world is is busy with their tablets and what not, I’m still trying to figure out the phone) and getting stuff for orders, customers started coming in. A lot of them. I only opened in the afternoon as I had a doctor’s appointment in the morning and left a sign on the door that I would be back at one. Some had come earlier and actually went for a bite and came back and were so thrilled that we were open.
There were teenagers who came and youngsters with their mothers, some with their grandmothers and one of them said he doesn’t have the chance to come up as school will be starting and then I realized why so many of them were here. They were all so happy and they made me happy and I forgot all about my back, which is not 100% yet and I realized that you, my customers, are the reason we stay here after 35 years, when family and friends are telling us to retire. We appreciate your support and are happy to make you happy. Thank you.