|Enrollments are still down at MTMS . Last I checked, we were still below 250, which isn't a good thing. This June is in no way repeating last June's performance. But we've cut back on some spending, and cash flow is holding steady.
The past two weeks has been chaotic. At work, the receptionist's dad fell seriously ill, so the office manager and I have had to pick up a lot of unexpected work load, including the receptionist's duties and training backup receptionists. Also at work, we're on our second week of summer camps and threw a Graduation Party last weekend, which involves planning, executing (sadly, not by gun squad), photographing and blogging. Related to work, I judged Ohio Idol the past two weeks and saw a lot of really good and really bad performances. Watch for my upcoming blog post: Top 10 Songs Not to Sing in an Audition.
And then the air conditioner went out at my house.
Today, my cranky-o-meter registers a tad lower than it did yesterday. Now two days removed from Idol (at least, until the next round), I feel the tension draining out of my pores along with the sweat. So that's good. The A/C guy should be by sometime this morning.
My next feat is to replace my weekly lunch gig. Senor Patron is getting on my nerves. They're super nice guys, don't get me wrong. But I have to chase down payment every damn week. And last week, I ended up not getting paid because he thought we were ahead, I told him we were ahead the previous week but were now caught up to even, he said are you sure? I looked it up on my fancy-schmancy new Quickbooks App for Android and said, I could have sworn, but by golly, you're right. Yeah. He was wrong. Android App FAIL. So now I'm out a week's payment because I already said he was caught up. If the freaking proprietor would just go on autopay or keep decent records, the discrepancy wouldn't have happened. And frankly, I don't like asking someone to hand me a check. That's my office manager's job. She sends out an invoice, people pay her, she puts the money in the business account. This whole standing-around-with-a-guitar-in-one-hand-and-amplifier-in-the-other-waiting-for-my-check routine is getting old.</rant>
If I had a little more time, I'd invest it in browsing for something closer to the music school, just for branding purposes. Senor Patron is close to home but far from work, and I'd like to make it convenient for customers and students to come see me. So that should go on the alive-and-thriving goals list.
I'll get right on that.