What’s going on with the site? Why doesn’t the online store work?


Well, we started to replace one plank that we knew needed replacing,
then we got a good look underneath.


That old familiar sinking feeling.
No simple, quick fix. Not rot, not exactly, but we have rather abruptly discovered that our online store
needs some major new structural parts before she is back in the water and running with all sales set.

Meanwhile, we’re back to the old-fangled way of doing business online: by phone or by email order then we can bill your card (or you) using Paypal. Paper and stamps still work also, of course.

Yes, it’s a royal pain. We apologize profusely. We’ll have the store repaired as soon as we can, but it will be at least a week, possibly somewhat longer. (We don’t like that “somewhat” but until certain things are complete, it’s not clear how long the rest will take.) The fact that one key piece of software has to come by mail (yup, we’re waiting for the pony) doesn’t help speed things up.

When we’re done, not only will our online store work again, we’ll be adding new features to the site, including more images and slideshows, etc. It will all be good but she’ll be in the shed for awhile longer.

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We truly appreciate your interest in our designs and we’ll do everything we can to make this awkward time less annoying. We’re here and working (and Ruth is back from China,
please see our updated “About Us” page). Email or the telephone will find us. Please leave a message on the office answering machine if you miss us, and we’ll get back to you. Email is a little quicker some days, since we work the ends of the day at home (John after 4:30 a.m., Ruth after the kids go to bed.)

Thank you,

John and Ruth