Going as fast as I can. After a slower August, at least business wise, which was a boon, considering how much else was going on. It's crazy how far behind I am even with August being slow.
Yesterday was the first day I really got it moving in a while. I shipped out a PILE of stuff. Caught up on a bunch of stock orders, even did a wee bit of bookwork, which is months behind. Went to the shop and made sawdust like a madman until about 6:30.
Pretty much a one man show again. My brother has moved back to OK, Sam started school, so I'll only see him on weekends. He's frantically trying to get his shop setup in a new location in Lawrence to take some pressure off the old man. I have several people who will help, but the problem is this is so specialized it's really tough to train somebody. It's a necessity though. If I'm going to grow this any bigger, time to lay out and spread out the work.
On a fun note, I started an Autocad class last week. I need to be able to run a CAD program desperately. I've played with Sketchup, but the learning curve is pretty steep. Easier to take a class than spend hours searching and screwing with commands. A CNC rig will show up in my shop in 6 months or less. Not an option. I need the speed. I'm sure I'll hire an outsourced programmer for it, but I need to have at least the basics under my belt so I know what the hell he/she's doing.