I realized earlier today that Thanksgiving is TWO WEEKS FROM TOMORROW. Wait, what? I feel like I should drink an enormous glass of wine (read: bottle of wine) while listening to Jim Croce's Time In A Bottle on repeat. You know, as one does when feeling a little overwhelmed. For those of you keeping track with #thousandthanksgiving (a nonsensical plan to make 1,000 pies on the day before Thanksgiving because it is a great alliteration), we are about 1/3 of the way to our goal. Orders are increasing each day and if you haven't seen our Thanksgiving video created by our favorite person, Aaron Ottis, then by all means...don't mind if you do. We are pretty keen on it....
(Behind-The-Scenes Tech Guru Jason also readied the online ordering system for us last weekend, making ordering just that much easier. Though, we can still call us or stop by and see us. And as a friendly reminder if you are new here, we will not have pies available for walk-in customers the week of Thanksgiving...this is a pre-order show only.)
A few people have asked me how we are fairing with number of orders comparative to last year. And the quick answer is "how the heck would we know?" Last year we didn't count orders on a daily basis (and funny, we ran out of pie tins and bags and needed to have both overnighted to us for the rock bottom price of a bazillion dollars). We closed the ordering system when it the pile of orders looked "scary big". And the only guess I have at a final number is to take sales from that day and divide by the average price of a nine-inch pie. (I know. I'm totally expecting to be awarded "Entrepreneur of the Year" soon. I suspect this is how Buddy from Cake Boss also manages his sales. Ahem.)
But whatever. We are seriously prepared this year and that it took three years to get here makes it all the more worthwhile to our story. (It is going to make a great segment on Undercover Boss when Jeanne and I can wax poetic about the days of yore wherein we wrote orders on Post-It notes that first year.)
So, if you haven't ordered yet...consider doing so soon. (We like to admire the efficiency of our process before we bake 1,000 pies, stay up for 48 hours, and suffer from an existential breakdown. You know, as one does when feeling overwhelmed.)