Rough Start Getting Back to Book Selling
I am back to book selling. I need the income from any sales I get, and I got two orders to process today. It's been so long I've almost forgotten how to do it. It's also not as easy as it used to be. I have both desktop computers over here in Paso Robles. Most of the books are in Templeton, as are the shipping supplies. But I still can't carry my iMac, which contains the shipping software, up the stairs to my office at home. It's too heavy for my weight restrictions. It's also an awkward shape.
So I downloaded my shipping program to the Windows computer, which meant signing up for a separate account from my iMac. I get a 30-day free trial for the Windows version, and I have until February 11 to cancel the Mac version before I get charged for another month. I see the doctor again Tuesday and will find out which restrictions I may be free from by then, but it's cutting it close. The Endicia rep I walked to walked me through the installation of the Windows software and assured me I would also be able to install it on my laptop at no extra charge. I have also loaded my bookselling database onto my laptop and I can olnly install that on one computer.
So this morning I went home to pick up the rest of the books I needed to ship, and I was hoping to process the orders and ship them today. I got the cards charged and printed the invoices and got everything into the unsealed packages, and then the fun began. I managed to install the shipping software, but I couldn't set it up and connect it to my account. It asked me for the pass phrase I had used when I placed my order. When I had installed the software on the desktop, they made me change it to set it up. I forgot to write down the entire new pass phrase. I kept trying things, and then I got locked out and was told to call tech support. Of course, they were closed today.
Now I'm not even sure I can use what's on my desktop until I call and get this straightened. And if I can, I'm not sure my printer will work for the label here because the new toner cartridge I ordered from an Amazon third party seller seems not to be fresh enough to print right and it's probably too late to get a refund. I need to somehow get this shipped on Monday, and I don't want to have to take it to the post office and pay full price for tracking, when I'm getting discounted prices with the shipping software.
I gave up on the order processing for today and put everything back in the car to bring back here to work with Monday. Then the rain stopped for a bit and the cats came to get their treats. I walked around my yard and took photos of the green grass every where and discovered that the fallen butterfly bush hadn't kept the daffodils from blooming after all. Then I cooked some broccoli for Hubby to leave in the refrigerator there and headed for home.
I still hadn't had a walk today outside of my own property, so I stopped at Niner Estates, a winery I pass on the way home and took my photo walk there. I posted one of the photos as the introduction. Be sure to open it in a new tab to see it full size.
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