Funded! This project was successfully funded on December 5, 2011.

Update #12

the learning curve.

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Hello everyone.  Hope this finds you well and happy.

We are writing with the unfortunate news that we unwillingly have to push back our delivery date for the Cheesus.  I say unwillingly because it is out of our control. 

When we signed up for Kickstarter, I read everything I could get my hands on about it .... tutorials, testimonials, advice, common pitfalls, etc.  One common issue was timely delivery.  I was aware of this, and determined to deliver the Grilled Cheesus to our backers on time.  What I didn't realize was that our conservative delivery estimate was A) not conservative enough, and B) was partially out of our control.  Where our factory has been very accommodating so far, they also have their own agenda to deal with.   That said, we will not be receiving our first order until the middle of May.  I'm sure some of you are disappointed .... we sincerely apologize.  We understand, no one wants these little babies more than us.

We keep telling you guys how much we're learning through starting this business.   I have a feeling this will never stop.   There will be more obstacles ahead and no matter how much we anticipate these things, the anticipation doesn't erase the aggravation and stress these problems create.   We give ourselves pep talks ...  we know there's a learning curve ... all these issues and all this exposure to a world we're unfamiliar with can only help inform us for the future.  Big picture, I love encountering these problems and figuring out how to deal with them.  (Full disclosure, we have some pretty experienced folks helping us steer the ship, so we are in good company.)  Learning how to deal with setbacks in business is helping us in other areas of our lives.  Staying cool, focused, and positive in the face of circumstances you can't control is extremely difficult.  The more practice you get, the easier it becomes.  It builds strength,  perspective and integrity.  Our business is still in its infancy, but every day we're learning valuable lessons.  Most of the time it's hard to understand why certain things are happening and what we're supposed to be learning from them.  I feel meg and I are working hard to understand what this business wants to teach us, as it's teaching us. 

How's that for a pep talk?  Honestly, not receiving our first order until May is extremely aggravating.  Again, we apologize.  I hope for nothing more than to avoid pushing back our delivery again.

Rob.

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      Creator Bradley Friesen on February 13, 2012

      I'm good with waiting. I've been there...

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      Creator Mary Massaro on February 13, 2012

      Hi Rob and Meg,
      Just thrilled this project is off the ground...I'll be happy to wait as long as need be!!!!!
      Just tell everyone the "press" in in the mail......Love ya, Mary

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      Creator Una Walker on February 13, 2012

      Hey Rob & Meg, it's a learning tool for us too! Thanks for taking us on your journey, I can't imagine how frustrating it must be. My daughter's birthday is May 22nd, maybe it'll be a surprise for her, if not my 30th anniversary is June 5th, if not...there's always something. Chins up, Una

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