Not sure what happened to the many words written last week.
Considering I cant remember what I wrote means it might have been meant to be lost!
I do remember mentioning the many stormwater overflows, causing some continued major flooding, on the corner of Shepperd and Davies Street last year. Longest winter and many late nights sand bagging to keep water levels in the loading dock and Blue Academy Room water free. Just when getting to know where to place sandbags, the ceiling leaked quite a few times. Some stock damage and a few days without heating due to waterlogged gas heaters. A visit last week to let me know the gas lines in this end of Ballarat are being upgraded was happy news.
Summers here, winter in the US. Some good titles released and tho slow to hit my shelves due to fortnightly shipments when they get here it’s a good chat session over the following weeks regarding the artwork, storylines and what’s next.
Shipments are a continued consideration around costs. It would be great to have weekly shipments but…
Tim has brought the comics up from the airport customs point in Melbourne for the last 12 months, sadly for us he has changed employers and can’t take the time off work for the delivery run anymore. Finding a local comic lover (and courier) has been wonderful. Pat is in the customs pick up area at Tulla on Thursdays. It means shifting everything our end to suit, (shop hrs, staffing and Standing Order availability) across twenty four hrs. Hopefully the change won’t take long for our comic clock to adjust. A positive is that the occasional delay due to storms or plane malfunctions won’t be noticed as it will be as per usual for us with delivery being a Thursday.
Plans for the HHQ fluctuate. Thankfully the local comic book community are always at the ready when testing ideas or offering ideas. Epic Armory stock will increase. We won’t be doing a Comicon again unless Rural (like Bendigo) and we are now open 7 days (except public holidays)
On a global note - The World changed a major leader. As with the Y2K bug we didn’t need the stock pile of water, BBQ’s and first aid kits, mind you catching the 7 pm news every day is a must to catch what’s a foot.
Heroes HQ is celebrating 5 years in Ballarat this year in April. A huge thanks: to the many customers that have continued to support the Store during the change of ownership and move to new premises. The Facebook page is still the main social media drop in point to see what happening in store, future events, or what's locally coming up. We do keep the web page updated regarding events. Pat will be GM for the next Games night in Feb, he’s a true Leader – all hail Pat.
Sheroe’s Day in March, HHQ Birthday in April and Free Comic Book Day in May are a focus for for the team. Hopefully these events offer our local community a focus to plan for too.
Roll on Feb.