Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Can't Say I've Been Bored

Just so you all get to see what I've been keeping busy job board in my workshop is pictured above. It's from the beginning of November up until the present. The two left hand columns show key work. Each job is a three to four day turnaround time. Some of the individual jobs are multi-part, therefore requiring up to one weeks shop time. Divide all that in to less than 60 days! The upper right hand column is devoted to tunings, estimates, and small in-home repairs. The lower right hand corner lists upcoming repairs, minor and major and some known January jobs. Although getting all the key work out on schedule can be, and has been for the past couple weeks, stressful, I really like seeing so much work coming in.


Kippers Dickie said...

Working through Christmas then?
That must be a drawback having your 'place of work', under the living room.
At least when your 'Cookie Counter' shuts up shop, you can't sneak back in for a spot of overtime!

deb said...

Oh yes. I DO plan on taking Christmas Day off, though!

Kippers Dickie said...

A Fluid Piano!
See if you can connect to this Deb?
A real 'eye opener' and maybe a nightmare for some.

"Mark Brown talks to Geoff Smith, whose reinvention of the piano allows players to alter the tuning of notes either before or during a performance"

Kath said...

Crikey, looks like my diary during the last 3 months. Glad it's not just me! I have 2 weeks off now (unpaid) but I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to that down-time. Have a good Christmas.

deb said...

Thanks Kath, you too.

Yesterday was the first day that there was only one set of keys in the shop in over two weeks. I took an hour off in the morning and went out and bought some nice boots, came home to the phone ringing and booked another tuning for Monday, company arrived for the afternoon, and then another box of keys found my doorstep!

I have a feeling that February might be overly dull.