Update September 1: It was a long 5-1/2 days, but the lights just went back on here a little before 4 pm. I'll be the rest of the week catching up, but things will soon be back to normal here! All orders paid through midnight last night have been shipped and no further shipping delays are expected.
Update August 31: Well, I hope you weathered the hurricane as well as I did here on the North Shore of Long Island. Basically it's just been an inconvenience here. It's Tuesday mid-afternoon right now, and still no power. We have a tree down at each end of the block and one of those was thoughtful enough to take a power line along with it. But, all packages paid through this morning at 9 am have been shipped!
Luckily my next door neighbors are on a different power line and they kept lights throughout. On top of that they're swell people who volunteered to let me have a line running from their home to mine. And so packages got done, emails have been checked, and this post has been updated while the refrigerator takes a brief break. Obviously I want to make this brief!
I've been busier than I expected, but relaxed some reading Kirk Douglas' 1988 biography The Ragman's Son in preparation for TCM's September schedule featuring Douglas as Star of the Month.
I also managed to log into eBay and put all trading and tobacco cards on sale. It's a small sale but combined with my new lower shipping rates for cards over there: 99 cents US; $1.29 Canada; $1.99 the rest of Europe for an unlimited number of cards; I think it offers a nice little savings. Buy them now, the sale lasts a week and I should be shipping at least every other day now.
(It might take a couple of hours from the time I write this for the sale to appear)
Okay, time to save the perishables, talk to you soon!
Just a quick note to let customers know that all items paid for through 11 am Saturday morning have shipped.
If you've bought anything from me after 11 am Saturday, first of all, thank you!
I'm located on Long Island and expecting that the power will go out sometime Sunday so shipments could be delayed a day or two.
If the lights stay on I'll be shipping weekend orders on Monday as usual ... assuming the USPS is picking up, that is.
If the lights go down, I promise I'll get your order out to you within 24 hours of their coming back on.
All of my fellow East Coasters, stay safe, and a special thanks once more to my customers!