(Editor’s note: This isn’t, strictly speaking, one of Marada’s dispatches. But it is a case in point about schedule being our greatest free resource and tool at our disposal. The only holidays we stop for are the ones that mean that people aren’t at their places of business. In trade, we schedule around Thanksgiving and Christmas to get people their vital victuals and give our crew a chance to collapse and veg out ourselves.
Adapting schedules and routes can be eye-crossing, but it’s also the fun challenge of this work. I like to think it’s like running railways, except if you could move the rails, and there were side rails you knew how to invent when you needed them.
At any rate, a routing update, amidst the dispatches …
Alright folks, we kept you fed all summer, and we’ll keep you fed for the holidays–just follow our handy plan…
Here it comes … the big food day …
Alright folks, here it is: we, like you and our farmers, like a break every now and then. And we, like you and our farmers, don’t tend to stop between April and well, ever. We make it through the summer midnights in the warehouse by promising ourselves a bit of rest around Thanksgiving and Christmas.
So, we will NOT be delivering or on the road at all the week of Thanksgiving.
We will be eating. And sleeping. And maaaybe driving to relatives.
Order this week, by Friday at noon, for everything you’ll need to get through Thanksgiving.
This is your last shot for deliveries BEFORE Thanksgiving.
We will be back in the office Friday, November 29, to take your orders for delivery the week of December 2-6.
Thank you, very very much, for keeping us so busy, and thank you, very very much, for letting us take a break.
Order up, eh?
Leah & the Crown O’ Mainers