New Beginnings

Goodbye – Hello!

Debbie is leaving! I’m really bummed. Debbie has been such an invaluable asset to Hocus Pocus for the last two years; I’m not sure what we’re going to do without her. She’s helped us streamline our warehouse operations and other systems making us so much more efficient in so many ways. She will be sorely missed, but our loss is someone else’s gain and we’re happy to have been able to have Debbie’s time and talent for as long as we did. Every company should be lucky enough to have a “Debbie” on their team.

Go forward, Debbie will be working in the agricultural field and we wish her the best of luck. We may be sad to see you go Debbie, but we’re happy to see you excel, wherever that may be.

And so, another chapter begins in the Hocus Pocus story.

On the bright side, we found a replacement! Actually, Debbie found her own replacement; did I mention how efficient Debbie is? Isaac will be joining us in customer service beginning next week. You can see by her pictures that she’s not your standard Isaac. It’s a nickname someone gave her over ten years ago and she’s been going by it ever since. Welcome aboard, Isaac. We’re glad to have you as part of the Hocus Pocus family.

Will the real Isaac please stand up!

Here We Go Again

Yesterday started out like any other day at Hocus Pocus…phones ringing, orders incoming, shipments outgoing…then I get a different kind of phone call at about 2:00 in the afternoon. One of our Hocus Pocus members wants to liquidate their magic collection. And, they want it picked up by Friday! I quickly gather the team to discuss logistics, by 3:00 Betty has reserved a large 17′ UHaul truck and Tim is on his way home to pack a bag. By 4:00 Tim has picked up the truck, loaded some empty cartons and packing materials and is on the road to Los Angeles.

Tim called this morning and has had to rent a trailer in addition to the truck. There are so many great magic effects in this collection that they cannot fit into the truck! Plus, Tim and the help he hired will not even be able to finish loading the truck today; they need another day!

This collection will take the next several weeks to get on the website because it is so extensive – I can’t wait to get started!

Tim packing the private collection for Hocus Pocus

Working for the Weekend

Betty and I are so excited to get the chance to babysit our grandson, Zachary, this weekend. Zachary’s mom and dad are going to trust us with his care since they have to take a quick trip out of town. Needless to say, as a doting grandfather, I’m ecstatic about my grandson spending his first night ever at my house!

Betty and I have raised a few kids, so I think we’ll be okay.

Zachary in Grandma and Grandpa’s backyard

Hope you have a great weekend – I know I will.

Until next time,

Paul

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