Yesterday I had some severe, piercing, very localized chest pains. You can read the details here about my night in the hospital.
I was able to get one package out yesterday that was under a specific deadline, but there are still several orders pending, along with other things that need to be done. They will get done, but at least for this week, I’m not going to bust ass to “do it all” all at one sitting. The yarns for these orders have been soaking for several days, on the assumption I would have dyed them all early yesterday. Obviously that didn’t happen, but the yarns are safe.
I have no idea how much all of this will cost, and I have a stack of paperwork to get a “Gold Card” — it’s what they use in Harris County for people like me who need health care and have no money or insurance to cover it. I don’t know if all of Texas uses the Gold Card or if that’s unique to Harris County. Money has been the primary reason I’ve not attended to pressing issues for several years.
I know I’ve said several times that I need to sell 30-40 skeins of yarn a week consistently enough to be able to commit to certain life expenses — like rent, utilities, food, and (duh) medical/dental needs. My needs are minimal compared to most, and I live on the cheap as much as I can. That will have to change.
During this immediate health issue, I totally appreciate all the kind words and thoughts, best wishes, and the donations sent via the Donate Button at the bottom of the left column on this page, or the bottom of the home page. Thanks to that I was able to obtain the prescriptions I got as I was discharged.
What I really prefer, of course, is selling yarn and actually earning everything I get.
So my challenge (to me) is to find new ways of sending out more yarns without simultaneously losing any profits. Selling at wholesale to yarn shops means putting out twice as much work for roughly the same money — volume sales are nice, of course, but means less profit per skein, no matter how you stack it.
Thus, this next week or so will be about figuring out what I need to be doing differently, and how it needs to be done. Changes may or may not be visible at your end, but I will be doing things differently here at the back end.
All I can ask is your best wishes. Many of you have already helped so much with your continued support over the years, and I will do all I can to continue earning your trust as a dyer providing good yarns.