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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:
Liliths
Weenies
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If anyone's looking for a Yule decant circle, [personal profile] vetchvesper is doing one on the forum, and needs to complete more successful circles so she can have more bottles in future circles (don't get me started on the forum bullshit rules again, heh). I haven't been in any of her circles, but she's told me that she's been inspired by mine, so hopefully they will feel familiar. :)

Forum thread is here!

Also, thanks to everybody who's sending good travel wishes! We leave in two weeks and I am super excited. :D

hoorj

Nov. 27th, 2016 03:30 pm
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Thanks to the heroic assistance of my lovely wife and the last of what little energy I have after Thanksgiving, the Lilith/Weenies have been shipped and are out for pickup with tomorrow's mail!

I did not (unsurprisingly, seeing how long it took me to get these decanted) get the energy to go through the leftovers and update the leftovers sale post, but I will hope to do so after our trip in December. At that point I'll also decide if I'm going to keep decanting or not -- as should surprise nobody who's been paying attention, I'm leaning towards 'not' (the burnout, it is real), but more time off may change my mind. :)
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I've been in a ton of pain this week and have had to save a lot of my not-in-pain moments for Real Life shit, but I have gotten the actual decanting part done and about 90% of the labelling. I'm hoping to get the picking, packing, wrapping, and shipping done by Wednesday but it might have to slip until Friday, since we're hosting Thanksgiving!
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Everything's here (i think, I haven't finished inventory yet) and I'll be decanting over the next few days. I'm having an even worse week than usual, so I can't promise any particular time, but I'm going to try to get them out as soon as I can!
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I got the shipping notice for one of our orders, but not the other! (I ordered in two parts.) The Liliths from the Trading Post got here this week, too. I'll hold off on decanting until everything gets here, and I'll let you know when that is.

It would be super helpful if someone could do the labels for me! (Also, there are a few of you waiting on adjusted invoices, sorry, this year is shit, I'll get them as soon as I have a minute.)
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Orders have all been placed, invoices all adjusted for stuff that wasn't getting ordered, and if I told you to hold off on paying your invoice, you can now disregard that and pay it whenever you get a chance!
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Six goddamn hours later...

I decided to stick with 2/6 signups instead of 3/6 for Weenies, since it took me so long to deal with things and I didn't want you to have to deal with the hassle, but we still had a few solo signups. I have contacted everybody who wanted one of the following to see if you want to double up or drop:

DEAD LEAVES, TOMATO LEAF, AND BLACK PEPPER
CHEESECLOTH GHOSTS
FAKE SPECIMEN JAR
THE DEAD CAN HEAR AND THE DEAD HAVE SIGHT
THE DEAD LIPS THAT THIRST TO KISS
TO KINDLE A FLAME IN OUR FROZEN VEINS
THE AVENGING VASE
THE GHOSTS' HIGH NOON
THE SMITHFIELD GHOST

I still need to check through the Liliths and adjust some of the signups there/pro-rate some full/half bottles for people, but I can't sit up anymore right now, so I'm going to go lie on a heating pad and whimper instead.

If I commented at you about double up or drop, I'll wait to hear back from you until tomorrow, and then place the order assuming it's a 'drop'!
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So things got unexpectedly busy last week (I forgot we were taking the train to Chicago to visit Sarah's sister, and we didn't have internet on the train, and then access was spotty at her sister's house and we were wrangling the four and one year old, and then the mobile germ factories got me sick, and blah blah I even bore myself) but I am home and upright now and working on the invoices & counts/ordering for Liliths and Weenies. I don't want to say I'll be able to get it done today for sure, but I'm actively working on it!

(My next goal once I get this all wrangled is going to be to go through all my leftovers and update the leftovers post so if people want them, they can order for shipping with Weenies/Lils, but lord knows when that will be.)
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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: 3/6 slots filled
ORDER WILL BE PLACED: I don't want to speculate, ugh. Friday?
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 NOTE: I've upped the number of slots filled in a bottle from 2/6 to 3/6 for the ordering threshhold -- I'm super behind on selling leftovers and so I'm running at a larger loss than usual this year. This may affect half bottle orders, since the most common problem I've been having lately is "have to buy another whole bottle because otherwise the half bottle would be slightly short"; if that happens, I'll offer you the chance to take "whatever would otherwise be left in the bottle", with corresponding discount based on how much the bottle will be shy of a true half bottle.

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: I will issue combined invoices for and ship Liliths and Weenies together. This is going to be the last circle I run this year (between planned travel, the fact that life is keeping me pretty battered, health issues, and just being so over dealing with the Lab) so anything I'm holding for you will be shipped with this circle. I'll decide after we get back from travel if I want to keep decanting or if the burnout is just too bad.



The signup to copy/paste:



Scents and signups )
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Hey -- sorry, I missed that the Weenies had gone up! I'll get the signups up tomorrow and then invoice for both Weenies & Lils together.
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I forgot Sarah would be home all day today instead of just taking the morning off to take me to the doctor, so she helped me get the shipping done before the post office closed and will be dropping the packages off in a bit!

Next step, Liliths, ugh.
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Got everything done on the unicorns today except the actual shipping party. Have to go sleep now because I have a doctor appointment first thing tomorrow, but I'll get them shipped tomorrow for Thursday pickup!

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.

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