Business Cards and Orange-Scented Pledge

by Katie on February 18, 2009

I’ve been working in Photoshop a lot recently, trying to sharpen some skills so I can pick up some more work, aside from the marketing I do for Cattlesoft, Inc. One of my upcoming projects is a mailer for KB Structures that my dad and I plan to work on while they are visiting for Spring Break (which Brandon and I are excited about).

Brandon has been in desperate need of some business cards, especially before we start cutting hay, so we worked on those last week, and they just came in yesterday. All 1000 of them. The price difference between ordering 500 and 1000 was only $5, so we may have these around for the next 10 years or so. The printed version turned out a lighter green than we expected, but those things always change a little from the computer to the printing company. These will certainly do the job for now. Any requests for a Rocker 7 card?

Now that they’re in, I have a lot of pressure. Notice that “” in the bottom right corner? It doesn’t currently exist. It is one of those New Year’s projects I mentioned in the first post that hasn’t exactly come to fruition yet. And, as long as no one else knew about it, it didn’t matter much (other than my daily frustration with a giant project looming over my head). But, now that Brandon has these business cards to hand out, the race is on.

Needless to say, my spare time will be filled with Dreamweaver tutorials (Adobe’s web builder program) and lots of research. Wish me luck!

In other news, we have a clean house! It desperately needed attention; the floors were so bad I tried to keep the light in the kitchen turned off as much as possibile to disguise the filth some. We had Brandon’s family over for dinner last night, including his aunt and uncle who are visiting from Maryland, so I went on a cleaning spree yesterday. Everything is dusted, swept and mopped, and I still can’t get over how amazing it looks and feels.

Brandon ran in the house yesterday afternoon as I was wrapping up the mopping, and said, “It looks great in here. But the whole house smells like you just cleaned it.”

“Yeah, um, that’s the point. I just did.”

“Well, I just didn’t know if you wanted everyone to know you cleaned it for them right when they walked in.”

“Well, what do you want me to do, light some candles? I wasn’t really planning on trying to hide the fact I mucked out our house today from your family.”

And then, as he’s headed across the wood floors that were freshly Pledged and orange-scented*, I hear, “Uh-oh…you might want to come back in here…my boot dropped some dirt.”

Not something I wanted to hear standing over a mop bucket, with just four feet of scrubbing left in the entire house.

“What? Brandon Leister, you just get out of my house right now.”

And we wondered how the floors were so dirty in the first place? Oh, the wonders of living with a farmer.

*We are only allowed to purchase orange-scented cleaning goods. Orange is Brandon’s favorite scent, flavor and color.


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