First post on the new server

A couple of months ago, our server took a dump. It was a good server and had been running for the most part of a decade. I decided that it was time to finally do the big upgrade and rebuilt it from scratch (with the exception of the RAID array which was newer). So I […]

Some of the joys of owning your own business

Got a call from our manager today and found out he was in the hospital the night before. He is unable to work and the “assistant manager” can’t work any more than his scheduled hours. So, we end up having a couple of the non-managerial employees covering the store. They haven’t been trained on returns […]

Manager training day two

Another productive day working with the managers. I think they are starting to realize that we need them to step up and actually manage the stores… go figure. 🙂

Manager training

Today was the first day out of three for our manager training. I’ve been working with the full time manager for our Idaho Falls store and our assistant manager for the Bountiful store. So far it has been going pretty good!  After a bit of resistance from the manager, we got him roleplaying “bad customer” […]

Dang back!

I was getting ready for church this morning and all of a sudden felt a pull in my back. Now my back is out and I have a full day tomorrow doing manager training. Hopefully it feels better tomorrow or it is going to be a really long day!

Grand Opening!!!

So, this post has been in drafts for about four years, so I am really having to think back to the grand opening of our Idaho Falls store. It was a bright and sunny day and the birds were singing…. just kidding! 🙂 Most of the day was a total blur. Being the introvert that […]

Good to be home

Got home from a long day of work. My lovely wife made some homemade pizza which was YUMMY-O-LIOCIOUS! I then spent the last thirty minutes wresting with my little five year old.  He is sure a sweet little guy and I love him more than he will probably ever know! I hope when he grows […]

Talon’s Kindle Fire

We got Talon’s Kindle Fire today. I think Talon was in shock, he kept asking Stacia if it was his Kindle Fire. I think he will really like it! The real challenge will be teaching how to take care of it properly.

A day trip to Idaho Falls

Stacia, Talon and I made a trip to Idaho Falls on Sunday to look at a possible new location for the store. We woke up at 6:15 and noticed that it had snowed about two inches over night. I about cancelled the trip, but we checked the road reports and the roads looked clear with […]