Though I’ve written about Bempton Cliffs today the reality of my day was slightly less open air. With a couple of short bursts of visiting the front room of the shop I sat in a windowless room typing all day.
The eBay auctions for the silver stamp ingots ended today with an average price of just over £6, which was disappointing. We should perhaps have put them out a few at a time. In terms of taking the rough with the smooth we’ve been taking quite a lot of rough recently.
I was given the job of sorting out how to make a listing with a drop-down menu. It seems simple enough, and it sort of is. Unfortunately I didn’t save my work often enough and ended up wiping out several hours of painstaking labour.
This, as I loudly remarked, was quite irksome.
To make things worse I actually did it twice, though I wiped off different work each time. The second time was while I was shutting down after paying for some items I had bought in auction. This was very embarrassing as I should not, of course, have been doing private things in work time.
When I eventually finish listing the first series (85 Cards) guess what my next job is. This has the potential for making the shillings look like top grade intellectual exertion.
It’s 21 hours later…
I didn’t finish the post, though I did go to work and sort of cracked the problems of posting eBay listings with drop-down menus.
Not only that but I did it via a couple of near disasters, one of which saw me with several thousand entries instead of 85, mostly unpriced and with all the stock counts re-set to one.
It was accompanied by much wailing, rending of clothes and a good helping of dust and ashes. Say what you like about the Old Testament, but they knew how to do lamentation with style.
Anyway, thanks to my newly developed enthusiasm for saving my work, disaster was averted. As a reward I…
…was allowed to carry on with Numbers 86-170.
At least they are all proper footballers, with names like Billy and Mick and Ron. Quite a few had evidence of facial trauma, of the sort associated with “old-fashioned centre-forwards”. In some ways it’s quite refreshing to see footballers from the more muscular days of the game, and to see cards rather than stickers.
In other ways, it isn’t. Every time I close my eyes all I can see is football cards.
More from Bempton Cliffs to follow…