It finally snowed in Brooklyn yesterday, for real. M was so excited she was bouncing off the walls, but we only managed to step outside for a moment to play in the snow because we were waiting for a postal pickup which never came. So that meant Mark had to struggle through the snow with 17 large packages before the post office closed at 5. Never again. We paid for a postal pickup within a 2 hour window every day this week and it went fine, but I guess if you don’t pay the $14.95, the post office doesn’t take the pickup seriously?
As of today we are done with shipping packages, but it’s too close to really process it all. I also delivered a huge deadline for my project yesterday, so I feel doubly relieved, but I won’t really get a break till wednesday since I have a a few more work deliverables. Today I organize the house a bit and spend time with the kids. Mark’s back in the kitchen baking, this time for neglected wholesale orders and the Flea. He’ll be at “Gifted” tomorrow, which is also the last Brooklyn Flea for the year. It feels very appropriate that we end the holiday season with the Flea, the venue that started it all. I’ve been emailing with Eric Demby (Flea organizer) a bit, reflecting on this past year, remembering when he stopped by to sample our goods 2 weeks before opening weekend. I don’t know if either of us knew where the Flea or our business would end up after year’s end. I think we are both pleasantly surprised.
Update: Everything sold at the Flea! Thank god for last minute shoppers (speaking of which, we are planning on ditching the kids with the grandparents Wednesday and doing our shopping). Mark had to set aside some things that he was banking on saving for some wholesale orders since we didn’t think there would be such a crowd due to the weather, and now has to bake some more for some last minute requests. He thought he was done, bwahaha.