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MaryJane
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MaryJane
Moscow Idaho
USA
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Posted - Nov 04 2023 :  11:09:35 AM  Show Profile
Our Sisterhood Merit Planner is finally up for sale again on our website. I apologize for the long out-of-stock delay.

For starters, we'd outgrown the 1-inch spine on the binder we'd been buying from Staples. It took me several weeks to locate a source for a 1.5-inch spine. After that length of time, they shipped us black binders instead of white. Another delay.

Next, our commercial printer gave us fits with a software program called Fiery (aptly named). None of the technicians that came to fix it could figure out what was wrong. That meant long telephone waits on hold with Xerox. Regularly. Like a lifetime on hold.

After that, someone I hired who said they could update a few things like cut marks, ended up losing some of the files.

Along the way, I decided to step back, take a deep breath, and read it word for word. I ended up finding internet links that no longer existed and some style inconsistencies between badges (a result of the many years we've been adding new badges). Carol did the actual updates in her design program. That took her two days.

I tackled our lending library to make sure we had the required or suggested books found in some of the badges. Spending time with books is always a pleasure for me. I had to do a bit of book shopping.

And last, our local Fed Ex store who uses their big cutter to cut through the pages we print several feet deep couldn't get their cutter to work properly. "It's old and tired," one of the staff members told me.

Yesterday we started to assemble planners again. It felt good to finally reach that hallelujah high-five moment.



https://shop.maryjanesfarm.org/merit-badge-planner.aspx

MaryJane, Farmgirl #1 Plowin' Thru ~ giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting ~

Blessed in Colorado
True Blue Farmgirl

6486 Posts

Debbie L.
Oregon
USA
6486 Posts

Posted - Nov 04 2023 :  2:33:55 PM  Show Profile
MaryJane thank you and your staff for working so hard through all the frustration with problems to get the books ready for us.
Y’all are truly the best. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Big Hugs,
Debbie
#1582
Blessed in Oregon
With Colorado on My Mind
Farmgirl of the Month September 2012, February 2018, September 2022
“My altars are My Mountains
and the Ocean.” Lord Byron”

When I am Old I Shall Wear Purple, I am Old now!!


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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

6548 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
6548 Posts

Posted - Nov 05 2023 :  4:04:40 PM  Show Profile
What a hard project the planner booklet turned out to be! I can only imagine how happy you were to get it together again. There will be many Farmgirls who will be so happy that it is in stock again!!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

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Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
9270 Posts

Posted - Nov 06 2023 :  04:52:12 AM  Show Profile
Thank you MaryJane for all the time and work you and your staff there put into all you do for we farmgirls! We appreciate you so much. So glad the binder is back in stock for everyone who has been waiting for them. You all are the best!

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6789 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6789 Posts

Posted - Nov 06 2023 :  7:04:36 PM  Show Profile
I am so sorry to hear that the binder was such a pain. You have put in a lot of effort to make the planner perfect and it really shows. Those who have been waiting for a binder will really be happy to see them in stock again. I know that I absolutely love mine.

Krista
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Cissik
True Blue Farmgirl

578 Posts

Sylvia
Kent WA
USA
578 Posts

Posted - Nov 07 2023 :  10:25:57 PM  Show Profile
Whew!

Sylvia
Kent, WA
Farm Girl #5389
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Alee
True Blue Farmgirl

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Alee
Worland Wy
USA
22937 Posts

Posted - Apr 11 2024 :  9:37:15 PM  Show Profile  Send Alee a Yahoo! Message
I just got mine today! It’s absolutely beautiful! I am eager to start using it to work on my badges!

Alee
Farmgirl Sister #8


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