Wednesday, January 20, 2010

On the Back Burner

My little Manor Hall has been online for five years. In all that time I've only ever had to close the web site once. That was when our shopping cart crashed and the whole site had to be rebuilt from scratch.

Tonight, for the second time in five years, I've had to close the web site. Techy husband guy is having major surgery on Friday. I depend on him an awful lot. He handles most of customer service, he does the invoices, the worksheets, the labels and just about anything and everything that requires the computer. It's just not practical to keep the web site open for orders while he's out of action.

Besides all that, I don't think I could keep my head straight after being back and forth to the hospital, knowing that there are orders waiting for me that may need urgent attention. I hope everyone will understand.

Meanwhile, the buy me button on all the product pages has been disabled. Hopefully, his recovery period will go well and the web site will be ready for taking orders again in mid-February. I'm looking at perhaps Monday the 15th. I will be updating the blog regularly as time permits. Thank you.


Holly said...

Good thoughts for hubby and for you as you both go through this. I'm sure your customers will be understading.

cHim-prints said...

It's now after the fact - hope that all went well with the surgery. Time now to pray for a quick recovery.

Squirly said...

I just happened to go to the site although I had already ordered this month. I thought I would order some other products, always good to have extras, and was surprised and almost brought to tears at your blog. I know that I would feel the same if my husband was going through the same thing. I will keep your family in my prayers. I hope everything went well and recover is going good.

Anne-Marie said...

We'll keep you and your hubby in our thoughts. Major health issues are never fun and they are always incredibly difficult to handle when you're self employed.

Best of luck and prayers for a speedy recovery.

Manor Hall said...

I'd just like to say a thank you to the comments. Though it may sound a bit cliched, being in thoughts and prayers really does mean an awful lot to us. It's truly appreciated. Thank you to everyone. Thank you so very much.