Oof. This was supposed to be a fairly relaxed week – just your normal family-visiting, get the decorations down from the attic, eat too much turkey and all the pies Thanksgiving week.
The only hurdle I really had to clear going into the week was wrapping up some loose ends from the massive system switch we (meaning me) pulled off Friday afternoon. Long story short, we dropped a complex quoting system we used a fraction of, and the trio of order/invoicing/payments packages we used got combined into one package. That mean downloading all of the related data, uninstalling the packages, running an upgrade, and re-importing the data. Everything went swimmingly.
Well, until Monday. When our reps actually started using the system. Then everything went to hell.
I’ll spare you the gory details, but I’ve worked far longer and endured far more stress than I planned this week. So it was nice to see a few trade packages in my mailbox on Monday evening, along with my latest haul from a Nachos Grande group break. I’m perpetually playing catch-up, so let’s try and stay out ahead of these latest packages. This one’s quick: a four-card package from Shawn, aka SShifflett at TCDB. I sent him a couple dozen cards from 2018 Series 2, and netted a few nice cards from Big League, including these two AL leaders cards featuring two Astros apiece. I was a little surprised to see Maybin listed as an Astro here on the stolen base leaders, but I’ll take it.
Thanks for the trade, Shawn. You made a miserable Monday just a bit brighter.