Monday, June 29, 2015

Can't Make Lemonade Without the Lemons

Lemons:  Last week we installed Norton Anti-virus on my two work computers.  They both crashed!

One was saved, the other...  not so much.

Lemonade:  And so, I ordered a new 27 inch IMac to replace the one that Norton killed.  I am pretty excited!  Also, my files were able to be saved.

Wouldn't you know it though.  I had just paid off my last credit card and I was debt-free and that felt oh-so-good!  Every charge card was paid off including all business debt.  I guess you could say it's been a pretty good year at All About Hearing.

Lemons:  Some guy decided he wanted to return his hearing aids today because he could not afford them.  I wonder why he even bought them in the first place?  But even though his 30-day trial period was over I decided to refund him anyway.  I believe its good for business to keep everyone as happy as possible.

Lemonade:  I made a sale today and was able to give the customer a phenomenal price thanks to Siemens.   Our Siemens rep sent an email stating that our second to the top of the line hearing aids have been discounted almost 48% to us.  This peeked my interest since July is our anniversary month and we do a booming business with sales, discounts and low prices to celebrate.  This year, we go into our 5th big year!   Then, since I was already warming the Chase Ink business card up with my computer purchase, I bought three sets of stock aids at the sale price to have in the office for July's celebration!   I am confident July will end with all  hearing aids sold!  And this purchase puts me in great standing with Siemens which will give me even lower prices going forward, and more perks.

One of my fun promotions for July:  Get ready to Spin the Wheel for even More Savings at ALL ABOUT HEARING!

It has been a roller coaster of a ride this week but it's all good.

Gracie's Turn:

Lemons:  I'm hot.  I'm dirty.  I stink.  I have boogies in my eyes.  I can't stand myself.  I got a bath.  I now smell like flowers.  

Lemonade:  I got to ride in the Buick today.  My fur is cut short and I feel cool, like a pup again. Mom keeps hugging me saying I smell marvelous.  I feel so much better.


  1. How exciting to be getting a new computer. ENJOY. You did a nice thing reimbursing that guy after the deadline was over. It is wonderful your business is successful. All your hard work has paid off. GRACIE, you look marvelous, sweetie. And smelling like flowers is an added bonus.

  2. Glad you were able to save files!
    About the big screen - I can't find my way around anything so big. My son has one - I still can only see so much of the screen at one time. LOL!
    Looks like a great year coming up, Bobbi! Yay!

  3. Just checking in on you. Are you not retiring? That would be such a shame; you have worked hard to get where you are. How is Gary? E-mail me and catch me up.

  4. Always seems to happen the minute you get the charge card paid off - there's some sort of emergency! This has happened to me so many times.

    Miss Gracie looks so pretty after her bath!

  5. Gracie, You look so pretty and I like your patriotic bandana.
    Congrats on how well everything is going; I know you have worked very hard. Hope all goes smoothly with the computers.

  6. I understand the word hot,, cause its hot here too!

  7. Gracie, you look (and smell) marvelous! Sometimes we have to spend money to make money; I think you are on that track with the business going so well Bobbi!


  8. I'm excited for you on the iMac! woo hoo! You'll have to blog about how much you love it! ;-) And it's awesome that you got some deals. Siemens used to be owned by Gores group I think - that also owned us at the National Envelope before it closed and was sold to Cenveo.

    Gracie - Tugie and Roger say Spa day rocks, doesn't it? A few extra hugs by the family on that wonderful smelly good day! So are you all off on Friday like the rest of the world? We are. Looking forward to it. I love 4 day weeks. Of course last week was a 2.5 day week for me. lol That wasn't as much fun though.

  9. Lemonade: I read somewhere that the hearing part of the wellness industry will be booming in years to come. Congratulations to you, I know you are working hard.

    Lemons: Samson says he would love to "clean" Gracie's teeth, but is so mad she's so far away. Lemonade: My sweet Gracie, I know you must smell so sweet and good after your bath. I will have lemonade dreams tonight. XOXOXOXO, your Samson.

    Lemonade: You both made me laugh, thanks you so much. And I think of you two all the time, when I look at my hearts. You guys are the best. Hugs, Inger



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