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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:
None

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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CD order placed: it's #80593. Now we wait!
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Last call for Carnaval Diabolique act 3: I'll be placing the order later tonight or early tomorrow. After that point, you can still sign up for open slots, but I won't be adding any more bottles.

Also, I asked this before and didn't get any takers, but I'll ask again: does anybody want to take labelmaking duty? I'll explain how to do it, don't worry. It's not at all difficult, and I can totally see it being a great soothing repetitive task for those whose brains enjoy soothing repetitive tasks.
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Circle status: Shipped from the Lab on 4/29 and signups are now closed.


oh look it is another release. LORD HELP ME

I'll be a bit slow to update the lists/issue invoices/place the order, but hopefully will get things wrangled by the end of the weekend.


DECANT COST: $4.50/decant, $12.50/HB, $24/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 Sunday
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).

NOTE: Because Faith and Hope are only sold as a pair, I'm only taking signups for them as a pair: you must order both. Price on that signup will be $9 for the two decants.

The signup to copy/paste:


Scents and signups )
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Plagues and Single Notes are decanted and out for today's pickup! (Just under the wire; the mailman usually gets here right about now.)
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Did not get to do the decanting last night (mostly because I was curled up in a little ball of drugged misery; fuck you, uterus) and we have stuff tonight and tomorrow, so I will revise the plan to aim for a Monday ship!

I did, however, finally make the !*&#$! labels. (Any of you want to learn how to do that? It's not hard, it's just tedious, especially for large releases.)
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the Plagues/single notes shipped to me yesterday, so should be here tomorrow. No, I have not made the labels yet. :P

I'll try to get them out for pickup Friday or Saturday.
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Thanks to [personal profile] lindra being awesome, we were able to order everything! I have placed that order; it's #79265. Now we wait!
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Had some more signups, so we should be good to go. I'll place the order tonight after we get back from the theatre (we're in NYC doing a Broadway marathon).

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