08:55 – It’s still early July, and the rate of kit orders is starting to scare me. We’re already shipping them faster than we can build new ones, and the rate of orders is accelerating. We’ve had four kit orders so far today, and it’s not even 9:00 a.m. From everything I’ve been told, the order rate in August and September is likely to be at least three or four times what it is now.
I remember laughing to myself when I read the USPS page about scheduling pickups. It said they didn’t need an exact package count, but they needed to get some idea so they’d know whether or not they needed to send out a separate truck. At this point, that may not turn out to be funny. Those 30 chemistry kits in final assembly and 60 more chemistry kit currently a-building may not last long. I was planning to do 30 more biology kits next, but we may do 60 more instead. And we’re down to less than 200 shipping boxes, so I need to re-order those from USPS.