My friend that was supposed to "help" flaked out. She let her controlling mom cause chaos. I was NOT going to participate in the drama, so I just let it play out and didn't really react. It ended up costing me a lot of money on top of creating extra work for me and making me lose quite a bit of business on Saturday as well as making more work for me to be able to do my market on Sunday.
It is what it is and I am DONE relying on anyone but myself. From now on when someone offers to help, I am politely declining. Because it seems like it always backfires and MAKES MORE WORK FOR ME!!!???
So, yeah. done. And when they ask ME for help? Yep, you guessed. I'm going to "NOPE" my way right on out of it. I'm not going to be petty enough to say "remember when you were supposed to help me and made more work for me?" I'm just going to say "No, I have too much of my own to do" and when they offer to help me if I help them? NOPE. Been there. Done that. Tired of getting...the short end of the deal? (how's that for a politically correct save??
I've apparently got a decent grip on cost accounting, so I'm loving that (so far). I'm on track with everything else, as far as I can tell...
I worked with the tutor for a while today and I'm meeting with her again on Wednesday. I have my first auto apps class tonight, so we'll see how that goes. I'm seriously hoping I'm in it alone, but I'm relatively certain annoying neighbor is in it. Sigh.
She's going overboard being solicitous in the tiny rooms, making sure that EVERYONE knows I'm claustrophobic and having problems dealing with it. She's such a jerk. I may actually end up being petty enough to file a complaint about her if she keeps gossiping about everyone and starts gossiping about me. I'm not dealing with childish bull.
Oh, and she's still trying to play the "I'm better than" game. The classroom next to ours was dealing with one of the beginning math classes and she did that superior crap and says "I wonder what class that is? Oh, it's one of those "SIMPLE" classes" I swear you could HEAR her smirking. SO annoying. Not to mention inappropriate and RUDE.
Again, it is what it is.
I got on the evil scale from hell this morning. 330.8. Not great, but also not 335! I'll take my victories where I can right now.
I didn't manage to get my machinery back into the shop or get any of the new materials and supplies into the store, but I did get some things accomplished.
I was able to clear enough of the van out from the disastrous "help" of Saturday to put tables into it to do sales on Sunday. I left all of the "joint projects" in the storage and I'm dang well not fixing any more of her screw-ups or hauling joint things to sales. If she wants profits, she has to start doing some of the work. END OF STORY. I told Hubs I'm not making more work for myself taking things back apart and trying to fix it all. It's better for me right now to just get more materials that she won't have a chance to wreck and just make products that are 100% my materials and profits. He agreed that's probably best (he really is awesome). So I got materials for blankets (yes, shirla, I have destiny's) and a bunch of towels so I can have plenty of inventory for the festival in two weeks. Provided I can manage to get my machines back up and the supplies into the shop. It may take me a while, but I will figure it out.
I got another awesome review on the FB page for the business, too! Obviously not from Saturday with my pouting friend (my other friend that got me the invite to the expo asked me sunday at the market "what was up with your "help"??" yeah. sigh. It was from a customer up from Texas! How cool is that???
So, even though it's been pretty crappy, I've got a decent grip on things and I'm not staying down over it. I'm making the most of things and doing what I can with what I have.
And you know what?
IT'S TOTALLY FINE!!! My best is going to be good enough. End of discussion.
I've got this.