So, Monday morning my client calls and says, "We need labels for our mailing." I mentioned that I usually print out the labels they need after they've gone through the contact list and given me a list of doctors they intend to mail to.
This time, they wanted labels for ALL of the physicians and nurse practitioners on the list - over 300 names.
I gave up and went to Staples to buy the labels.
On Wednesday, they called and wanted another 100 brochures, and I was back at Staples again.
Other than that, however, we stuck with all local shops. We visited our favorite farm store with the hope of buying a big sack of potatoes (our winter staple), but they had a bad year, and the owner was debating whether he was even going to sell the larger quantities (at a reduced profit). The cashier (who likes us a lot :) took my name so that if they decided to do 50# pound bags, they could give me a call.
On Thursday, we received our (par avion) order of buckskin. By way of explanation, a few weeks ago, we were at the farmer's market and one of the vendors there saw Big Little Sister's pouch. The woman told Big Little Sister that if she'd make a few more, she'd buy them. And so, we ordered buckskin.
But we do not have a leather punch. Fortunately, our locally owned hardware store did have exactly what we needed.
At the Farmer's Market on Saturday, Big Little Sister sold two pouches and was commissioned to make a couple more, a little larger ;).
We did eat out, but only at local shops. Deus Ex Machina, who likes to drive-thru Tim Horton's every morning, even changed his morning routine. A locally-owned coffee shop recently opened not too far from where he works, and rather than visiting Tim Horton's he went there. He's such a trooper!
Unless my client needs more supplies, I should be able to have a confession-free "confession" next week ;).