He's probably been busy with work and stuff. Plus he had a LOT of stuff to sort for our care packages. He sent out an email to everyone who did the Spring Voyage/Happiness Year shopping trip I think last week that he's working on getting everything ready to go.
I was wondering where he had been too but I figured he is soooo busy with his regular life/work plus the monumental task of sorting SV/HY items for 30 plus of us! Hope you're doing well if you see this, Duffy D!
I'm about halfway through. Made some costly mistakes. I appreciate all the people who have been patient and had faith that if you didn't hear from me, it's because I'm busy trying to get your stuff to you. I appreciate that a lot. As I said when I announced this trip, my life is extremely busy right now, outside of Duffy and TDS. No one wants these boxes out of my apartment more than I do, I can assure you. Plus, I have my own money tied up in PayPal (from auctions and add-ons transferred later) until enough folks send funds for me to meet the minimum to avoid fees before I transfer. <--That sentence gives a clue to how exhausted I am! I was eager to get those totals out as quickly as possible, believe me. Now that some more folks have sent funds, I've already moved the first group and will ship as quickly as I can, likely breaking up the days.
I haven't left my apartment today. It is not easy to organize this many WLers at once, especially with two different merchandise events, and I will never attempt it again. Future Announced Days will be strictly limited to fifteen WLers, either first-come-first-served or with priority given based on length of Lists. Any additional days will likely be treated as Special Request Trips, and they will only be possible after the first group's Care Packages have shipped.
I have taken this short break because I didn't want anyone to worry (and I don't want anymore "where are you?" messages) and because my phone was nearly dead and it is a critical part of my workflow.
I have had to go back to TDS twice now to exchange merchandise that I could not check in the park because it was boxed (paint quality issues with Figurines were resolved^^) and to complete both My Friend Duffy and Happiness Pendant fetch quests. I still haven't seen any shows or taken any photos. I went one day this week, hoping to spend a few hours with a MiceChatter who's visiting, and it was rainy and gross and I didn't stay long. I am very sorry that some of you were worried. I am fine (except for being exhausted, moody and sleep-deprived), but I am busy. I cannot remember the last time I had a day off that was actually "off." I stopped packing right now not because it's 12:47AM and I have to be up for work in five hours, but because my phone battery was down to 3%. It's up to 68% now, so I'll be back at it again soon. I want these boxes out of my apartment, and I want every WLer to have their SV13/HY30 stuff in your hands while you're watching YouTube videos and before it feels like summer!:blush:
There are a few things I keep wishing I had time to post, so I'll make the time to do it now:
I thought I had actually snapped photos of these bells, but I guess not, so I'm "borrowing" an image from Marina's blog:
There are four of these little bells: Duffy, Shellie, Mickey and Minnie. They're ￥600 each, and if existing WLers want them, please let me know RIGHT NOW. You can wait to send funds with your shipping payment, though.
I will have to go back to TDS again tomorrow (I may wait until Sunday so everyone has time to see this; I may not. I was totally overwhelmed and I accidentally bought two of the large, human-sized sunglasses instead of the bear-sized ones. Thank the stars I only made that mistake twice (and it seems to be the only mistake I made, knock on wood^^). Anyway, if anyone was on the fence about human ones, you can have 'em for just ￥1000, no gratuity or extra fees. I could probably push and return them, but I would rather just eat the ￥2000 than deal with it if no one wants them. Lemme know, ok?
Also, I keep forgetting to post this. For the (3?) WishListers who spent ￥30,000 and got "My Spring Voyage," it turned out that you were very, very lucky! Instead of a sticker designed by me, my paid annual Funderful Disney Tokyo Disney Resort Fan Club membership got you an OFFICIAL "My Spring Voyage" vinyl sticker, featuring ONLY the bears, and EXCLUSIVELY available to Funderful members!:yea: I hope you're not too disappointed to get this instead of my design.
86%...I'm gonna go grab a snack (unhealthy, but soothing^^) before I pack one or two more up and hit the hay.:love: