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Monday, December 12, 2011

This Week at ADB, Inc., 4-10 December 2011

Steve Cole reports:

This was the week that Captain's Log #44 was finished and the workload shifted from the Steves to everyone else in the office. The printer doing the cards for the boosters lost the work order when our contact there went out of town, and delivered them three days late, delaying wholesaler shipments of the new products until Thursday.

The weather this week was cold, dropping below freezing every night and staying below freezing most of each day. We had a snowstorm that started at 1am Monday and lasted until Tuesday noon. The spam storm mostly remained at well over 200 per day.

We did not get anything new put on e23 this week.

Steve Cole finished Captain's Log #44 on Monday, then started working on the FLAP list (finish like a pro). Steve finished Communique #72 in time for Joel to send in on Friday, a day early. He also set up the Captain's Log #45 files, and rumor has it that three or four pages are already finished. SVC also spend Thursday teaching Charles how to use graphics to convey information and make it easier to find. Steve Cole actually spent most of Saturday working on the assembly line due to the high volume of orders.

Steven Petrick worked on record keeping for Captain's Log #44 and started work on Captain's Log #45.

Leanna kept accounting up to date, started the wholesaler shipments for Captain's Log #44, Boosters 31-32-33, and Module E3. She started on the massive mail orders.

Mike kept orders going out, managed customer service, and (mostly) got the new products printed.

Joel did website updates, chased pirates, and most of all helped Mike. The Wall of Honor was updated for those who won Gold Star, Silver Star, and Bronze Star medals, but everyone else will have to wait until Joel returns on 18 Jan. Charles came in on Thursday and Saturday to complete his high school intern training program.

Jean managed our page on Facebook (which is up to 1057 friends), proofread the last pages of Captain's Log #44, proofread Communique #72 and the December Hailing Frequencies, and did a bunch of marketing for ADB and Mongoose.

We had the first half of the annual Christmas party on Wednesday because Joel is leaving for six weeks with his parents in Africa.