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You do not need to be a member of this community to sign up for a decant circle! (And, in fact, I'm the only community member, because I'm the only one who needs to post.) Just sign up when the signup post comes around. I take any and all signups happily. :)

This post (which will be made sticky in the community) is for linking to all the other useful posts I've made, to allow people to find information in a single place.



CURRENT ACTIVE CIRCLES:
Unicorns

PROGRESS

Sep. 25th, 2016 10:07 pm
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I got the last of the prep work done for the Unicorns circle today, and was going to do the actual decanting, but sitting in a chair for more than 20 minutes fucks my spine up this week. (No, it never stops.) With luck I should be able to do it tomorrow for shipping Tuesday or Wednesday, and then I'll get the Lilith order in and the invoices sent. Thanks for being so understanding, folks!

Ugh sorry

Sep. 21st, 2016 11:41 pm
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This week has been shit. (Our cat has aggressive cancer, our internet is broken, I keep fucking up my hips and lower back, yadd a.)

The unicorns have arrived but I haven't gotten to decanting yet, and I need to make labels still. (You might get plain labels this time.) If someone has a second to assemble the sign up list for Liliths I can at least order them. Otherwise I'll get it when I have time and internet, which Lord knows when that will be. Sorry, folks, things are kind of shit.
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-- Got notice our Unicorns shipped today, so either BPAL is being speedy lately or they bumped me in the queue because I was grumpy at them about how long it took for them to fix the shipping problem. So, I'm not going to combo Unicorns + Liliths after all, especially since the Weenies will be coming soon.

-- I'll do the lists and send invoices for Liliths tomorrow -- there's a lot of stuff and I have to clean up my PayPal saved item inventory first (they only let you have so many items saved), which is a pain in the ass and I'm procrastinating.

-- Advance notice: depending on timing, I almost certainly won't be decanting this year's Yules. We're running away from home for three weeks around Christmas this year, and last year the Yules didn't actually ship to me until just before Christmas. If people want, I can run a circle when we get back, but it's probably easiest to skip them.

I will do Weenies, and Anniversaries if they drop by early November, with the understanding that if the Lab gets backed up and the order doesn't get to me by December 15, it won't ship until after January 8 or so. (I'll remind you when we get there.)
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The Lab finally got back to me about the problem I was having with the website claiming there were no shipping methods, and it's been fixed, so the Unicorns order was placed this morning.

I'm also hoping to get the leftovers post updated sometime in the next few weeks, since I'm overflowing with bottles again, heh.

DECANT COST: $4.25/decant, $12/HB, $23/FB
SHIPPING COST: Standard shipping rates, which have been updated to include the new international rates
MINIMUM TO ORDER A BOTTLE: 2/6 slots filled
ORDER WILL BE PLACED: probably Saturday
HALF BOTTLES/FULL BOTTLES/RIDE-ALONGS: Yes, although half bottles are still operating under "fucking leaky dram bottles" rules: unless there's a spare bottle, you'll get it as 3 decants. Add-on bottles will be a $1 fee.

PLEASE SAVE ME SOME TIME: When listing the decants you want, please list them in the order they appear in this post; it saves me a lot of time/effort/energy both while invoicing and while packing. If you want half/full bottles, list all the decants first (in order) and then list all the half/full bottles (in order).

COMBO SHIPPING: If you're in Unicorns, I'll hold your Unicorns for Liliths unless you tell me not to.

The signup to copy/paste:



Scents and signups )

sigh

Sep. 9th, 2016 02:29 am
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I still haven't been able to get the problem with "the site won't let me check out because it claims there's no shipping method" resolved with the Lab's customer service, and I'm really starting to get annoyed. Sorry, folks.

I'll do the Liliths (perfumes only), but I'm going to wait until the Lab's go up too before I take orders so I can put them all together on one invoice, unless it's more than a few days.

sigh

Sep. 2nd, 2016 07:30 am
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Tried to place the Unicorns order. BPAL website will not let me check out because their shipping setup is broken or something.

I emailed them; I'll try again tonight or whenever they get back to me.

unicorns

Sep. 2nd, 2016 01:58 am
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I have progressed to the point where I could sit up long enough to wrangle the lists for the Unicorns, so y'all should have invoices now. I'm waiting on one person to get back to me about a discrepancy in the signup (that will affect how many bottles I order of the thing), but will place the order as soon as we work that out!

I'm so sorry for the delay -- this tailbone thing is killing me, sigh.

quick note

Aug. 29th, 2016 10:45 pm
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I AM SO SORRY I will get the Unicorns caught up and ordered tomorrow, I swear, I've just been dealing with "it hurts to sit up for more than five minutes" all week and wrangling a circle has to be done at the desk. Sigh.

quick note

Aug. 24th, 2016 07:05 pm
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Sitting up is way more painful than it should be (stupid bruised tailbone) so I am behind and have not yet issued invoices or placed the order! I'll try to get caught up tomorrow.
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Guess who fell down the stairs tonight and bruised and/or fractured her tailbone? And I was already sick, sigh. I may be a bit slow to get the lists updated...

DECANT COST: $4.75/decant, $13.50/HB, $26/FB
SHIPPING COST: Standard shipping rates, which have been updated to include the new international rates
MINIMUM TO ORDER A BOTTLE: 2/6 slots filled
ORDER WILL BE PLACED: Monday or Tuesday, unless more disaster strikes
HALF BOTTLES/FULL BOTTLES/RIDE-ALONGS: Yes, although half bottles are still operating under "fucking leaky dram bottles" rules: unless there's a spare bottle, you'll get it as 3 decants. Add-on bottles will be a $1 fee.

PLEASE SAVE ME SOME TIME: When listing the decants you want, please list them in the order they appear in this post; it saves me a lot of time/effort/energy both while invoicing and while packing. If you want half/full bottles, list all the decants first (in order) and then list all the half/full bottles (in order).

It's okay to abbreviate the names, btw, since some of these are ridiculous!

The signup to copy/paste:



Scents and signups )

quick note

Aug. 18th, 2016 08:07 am
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Ack, I missed the first half of the Unicorns (I've been lax about checking the Lab's site and they cannot seem to make their "notify me of updates" mailing list send mail to me, plus my email was broken for two days and then DW's email was broken for a day and people's comments about it here in the community came in then), and there is apparently now a part 2. I have the ick right now but will come back tonight and put up a circle for it.

Do people still need the first half of the unicorns? I can do both.
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As you may have guessed from the "your thing shipped!" emails from PayPal just now, Sarah went out on her lunch break and got a new black ink cartridge. :) The packages will go out with tomorrow morning's mail pickup.

Naomi, the grey tabby half of our new cat duo, was very intrigued by the printer. She stood on the cat tree and kept watch the whole time. Thankfully, she is not as helpy as Ginny is.

ARGH.

May. 10th, 2016 04:12 am
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Got everything packed. Started weighing things to print labels. Got printer-out-of-ink message. Went to replace printer cartridge. Realized that dumbass me forgot to reorder black ink cartridges when I put the last one in the printer (I buy 2-3 ahead to avoid precisely this situation). Realized the printer is set up so you can't cheat and put a blue or magenta cartridge in the black ink spot.

I don't think I can feasably create the labels all at once and then get Sarah to print them at work or use our tenant's printer, because that would fuck up my process like whoa and would mean I'd have to figure out how to use the peel and stick labels with an unfamiliar printer, but I've ordered the replacement cartridges and they should be here Thursday. (Hooray Amazon Prime.) Which means pickup Friday, because the Amazon guy gets here after the mail pickup.

Sorry, folks, this one's entirely on me being a dumbass.
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Spent some extra time with my parents today, which was good! but meant I did not have the time to bubblewrap the decants or pack them up.

I might wake up in time tomorrow to have time to do the packing and postage for the Monday pickup, but it's a slim chance. If not, they'll go out Tuesday.

(We did the picking-out-the-orders after breakfast while Dad looked on, though, and it was very funny -- he could not quite figure out why anybody would want to do this, but he was quite game about "here, doublecheck these names as I call them off". And he was fascinated by the process even though he doesn't understand it; I got my process nerdery from him.)

I really need to learn to start padding my time estimates a bit more, sigh.
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Decants have been decanted and labelled! My parents are in town this weekend, so I will not get them out for tomorrow's pickup, but I should be able to do Monday.
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CD bottles arrived today! I am feeling lousy this week, but will try to get them out by Saturday.
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Still no sign of the CD package, and USPS tracking is down right now. Sigh!
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Writing this up as I make the labels for this circle so I can point people at it in the future so they can help make labels!

Instructions )
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1. Got the shipping notice for the Carnaval circle! Allegedly here Saturday.

I have dislocated my thumb (yeah, ow, but I'm hoping a few days of immobilization will help) so it may take a bit of wrangling to get the actual decanting done -- yes, of course it was the thumb on my dominant hand -- but I'll keep you posted.

Now I wish I'd gotten aroumd to writing up the "how to make the labels" instructions in time, sigh.

2. Due to lack of signups, I'm going to cancel the "shiny and new grab bag" circle -- only four signups and only two of the scents hitting 'order' status would make it more trouble than it's worth. Sorry!
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EDIT: Due to having so few signups, I'm cancelling this circle! Sorry :(

For posterity )

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