Cleverchimp has been just me for a few years, half-time, as Martina, my dear wife of twenty years has continued to work for the Man, and I’ve been house dad.
A couple weeks ago Martina quit her job. Her company was going to send her full-time to Los Angeles for six months, which would have meant Cleverchimp slowing way down when it needs to speed up, way up, to fulfill existing and projected 2007 Stokemonkey orders. It would also have been very hard on a four-year-old boy going through an extreme mama-attachment phase. So Stokemonkey is now our only bread and butter.
It feels good, so far. I’ve taken a new interest in dental floss now that we’re between insurance plans.
It would feel better if we had all the stock on hand we need. Big battery shipment is being held in port (don’t ask), while small batteries arrived only last week. Product assembly is proceeding a little more slowly than usual, for a little while, because everything is now an important teaching/learning opportunity, and my private (lack of) organizational skills are getting challenged and starched up to support more hands.
I’m headed to London and Amsterdam in December, too, on business (really). Stay tuned.