As many of you know from Stuart's update to our email list, the French shipment was delayed. We had been promised this shipment would be delivered in DECEMBER. As with all French shipments, in spite of our best efforts to avoid last minute arrivals, we got yet another call that the books would arrive at the most inconvenient time..... in this case, Tuesday February 24th, our scheduled departure date for WonderCon. So instead of driving to the Bay Area on Tuesday, we decided to wait for the books. The truck arrived around 1PM. We off-loaded the 27 boxes from the delivery truck, stacked them in the hallway and started doing inventory. Here's a pic of some of those boxes:
And here's a view of some of the unpacking and sorting process inside the showroom:
Stuart says he's used to the stress of these situations. It was a difficult time for all of us... but Stuart was convinced we could prep enough of the French shipment to bring to the convention. So all of us (that's Stuart, Peggy, myself, and Stuart's sister Nancy) got to work......moving boxes around, doing inventory, putting price labels in all the individual books that were being re-packed to take to WonderCon.
Here's a view from the back of the van, where you can see the tables and other shelves that we bring:
So here's the van... all packed (by Stuart, me, Nancy & Peggy) and ready to go.