Handcrafted Candy, Tencel Sheets, Upholstery for Pets, and Sleeping Stressed

Fishbowl ep18

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Speaker 1: (00:00)
Hi, I’m Javier, this is Fishbowl. What are you eating now?

Speaker 2: (00:04)
I have been waiting for this moment all week.

Speaker 3: (00:08)
This is a peer like she eats the minute the camera starts rolling.

Speaker 2: (00:13)
This is a Hammond’s coconut cream pie. So it’s milk chocolate and creamy ganache, which Reddit, coconut handcrafted out of Colorado. That sounds wonderful. Now I get it. Cause why it was walking around in here eating this the entire time. Like I was like, what is he doing? And he couldn’t

Speaker 3: (00:34)
And Dallas was just watching them, our customers Dallas. And why we’re in here? Just looking at the mattresses and shopping. No, this was after the mattress. This was when they were just in here just to visit. And he had the candy bar and he was just like the entire time. And we’re all watching him, like, what is wrong with you?

Speaker 2: (00:50)
They were purchasing an adjustable base on top of that. That’s right. And the entire time that we’re ringing them out. And then even while we were loading, he was, he was still finishing his coconut cream pie and he just kept walking around going. Hmm. And now I understand because this is dangerously. Good. Do you want to try some? No, I’m good. Thanks. Oh my gosh. This is anyways,

Speaker 3: (01:14)
This is fishbowl. Our weekly program. Yeah. She hasn’t even introduced herself. This is fishbowl, our weekly programming, where we share questions that have been asked of us this week and sleep topics and just all around. Have a good time sharing what we’ve learned with you. So this week has been fun to say the very least, right. We went into a slow dip and then we just came out of it. Super strong. What was that all about?

Speaker 2: (01:44)
I don’t know. I was, I was really thinking that I had wished I had my pirate costume because this morning I woke up feeling like we were in the doldrums on a pirate ship with sails and we had woken up and there was a bunch of fog and the water was really still. And I thought we were going to be stuck in those doldrums for months. And we were going to have to eat horses. True story. She really

Speaker 3: (02:10)
Did say that this morning and it still shocks me that that’s the way her brain works. But no, it was, it was a week of doldrums. It was, it was a slower week. But then today it was like a rocket ship, right after we both said, well, let’s see what we can get done today. All of a sudden the doorbell starts ringing and ringing and ringing and it didn’t stop. It was great. Thank you to everybody who came in today, you made our day. Thank you so much because it’s awesome. It’s fun to have her company, but you can only have so much, you know, that’s not true. No, really? No. Yeah. Yeah. All right. Cheers. We haven’t said cheers yet. Our snazzy mugs. Cheers. These are mugs from the boutique, the boutique at well yup.

Speaker 2: (02:53)
Snark city mugs. What is your same mind

Speaker 3: (02:57)
Says in my defense, I was left unsupervised, which is perfect for me.

Speaker 2: (03:03)
Mine says I need more sleep, which is 110% true. I

Speaker 3: (03:07)
Would say it’s perfect for you because you don’t follow a sleep schedule.

Speaker 2: (03:12)
I have a hard time with that. I can’t, we’re trying,

Speaker 3: (03:15)
We’re trying. We really are. All right. So should we step into our topic for the day or

Speaker 2: (03:23)
I think we should sit into the topic and do it

Speaker 4: (03:27)
With our, with our, with our fancy mugs, with our finger up, it’s kind of hard to hold it Nancy.

Speaker 3: (03:34)
All right. If stress has ever kept you tossing and turning at night, you’ll agree that stress and sleep problems seem to go together. And I think that’s totally true. So today’s topic is how to fall asleep faster when you’re stressed. And I think all of us need this every now and then a lot of us need it now because of everything that’s going on has been going on, has stopped going on. I don’t know. I don’t even know what to say anymore. Everything it’s different.

Speaker 2: (03:59)
I feel like we went through some crazy vortex. I say that all the time, but we did definitely go through a wormhole.

Speaker 4: (04:05)
Yup. Yup. I’m convinced

Speaker 3: (04:07)
Now, now, now it’s just insane shipping everything. So yeah, we’re short on everything. Heck let’s just, maybe we

Speaker 2: (04:15)
Opened a warm home or a vortex where we’re short on everything. Well maybe instead of falling into a vortex, we opened one up.

Speaker 4: (04:26)
Yeah. Anyways. All right. So

Speaker 3: (04:29)
The first tip on how to fall asleep faster when you’re stressed is use relaxation techniques. Now this one is right up your alley because you listened to stuff all the time. So tell them about how you use relaxation techniques to find better sleep.

Speaker 2: (04:45)
Okay. I implement this on a nightly basis. Okay.

Speaker 3: (04:48)
Now, do you do it because you’re stressed or do you do it just because it’s helping you unwind after a very busy after work?

Speaker 2: (04:56)
Um, both. Uh, I started, okay. So I started doing it regularly as a routine, um, because I was stressed with my, excuse me. That’s really good to you and a good chocolate. Uh, I was stressed with my health and stressed, uh, yeah, with the, the, everything that’s going on in the world. I’m not really stressed out here cause this is an awesome place to work. And it’s um, I don’t know. We have fun here. We sell beds. If I ever get stressed out, I just go lay down on a really nice mattress. And she does. I told, I take full total advantage of that situation all the time. And I’m like, I’m just going to go hang out on this really nice furniture. So when I’m stressed out, I just remind myself that I’m blessed enough to be surrounded by soft, comfortable everything. But when I go home and she has

Speaker 3: (05:52)
A wonderful, wonderful, wonderful boss. Yeah. So I tried,

Speaker 2: (06:02)
Um, but going home, there’s all these responsibilities, you know, there’s a lot of home responsibilities, responsibilities as a mom responsibilities as a daughter responsibilities, you know, as a partner and fiance. So I have just a lot of responsibilities when I go home things that kind of can stress you out. So

Speaker 3: (06:26)
It takes a little bit to unwind. So what are you doing? What, what relaxation techniques are you using

Speaker 2: (06:31)
Even been just going to the grocery store nowadays can stress you out.

Speaker 3: (06:35)
Just the pricing. Yeah. Yeah. I would have to agree. Yep. Did I have your favorite something? Hey, reel it in what relaxation techniques are you using?

Speaker 2: (06:44)
Breathing. Okay. First thing that I do is I take a hot bath. Okay. Okay. Then I’ll uh, that’s actually in here. That’s on here too. So that’s how I start. So you have to create a routine and you stick to your routine. So the first thing I do is I actually change out of my clothes for the day. Um, cause I don’t, I think it’s very stressful to stay in your workflows. That is a mandatory thing. You take your work clothes off when you first get home, nothing else happens. You dress down. That is, that’s a rule in my house. Uh, then, uh, I will, uh, eat and then, uh, it’s bath timer, a shower. And then it’s, I’m listening to some really restful calming music or reading something relaxing, or maybe watching something, uh, creative or you know, something on YouTube and then, uh, drifting and going to sleep. But I usually fall asleep listening to some relaxing music or a guided meditation and do breathing. No.

Speaker 3: (07:45)
Well, yeah, there was something in here that I wanted you to bring up for sure. And that was the deep breathing. What, what does that do for you?

Speaker 2: (07:52)
Okay. So the deep breathing part, um, I think it helps you catch your breath and be mindful and kind of disengage your thoughts. Uh, but it really kind of, we don’t realize that our bodies are naturally breathing on their own. So there’s that. And once you kind of capture that, it really changes you physically and your, your processes inside of your, your body start to shift. Okay. So once you start to slow down, cause we’re always rapidly thinking we’re rapidly speaking, we’re rapidly scrolling through our phones and processing information. Once we start really slowing down, um, focusing on the tea that we’re drinking at that moment, or so

Speaker 3: (08:37)
The breathing, the breathing helps you slow down your thought process, right?

Speaker 2: (08:41)
And so when I breathe, I imagined myself laying in the bed first. I’m like, okay, I’m on planet earth. I’m in north America. Then you go down to the state level, I’m in New Mexico, I’m in Otero county, I’m in Alma, Gordo, I’m in my home, I’m in my house, in my bed, you know? And you just go smaller and smaller. That’s how I do it. I go smaller and smaller and smaller. And as I’m breathing and watching my breath, I just remind myself where I’m at in the universe. And that helps me personally. I’ve

Speaker 3: (09:15)
Heard of processes like that. I’ve just never had it broken down like that. I think I’m going to try that. Okay. The next tip is manage your screen time wisely. You have an issue with this. I do not. Gretchen has an issue with this. Oh my goodness. She has an issue.

Speaker 2: (09:32)
My issue revolves around my pain, tall, my pain level. When I’m laying on my bed, it doesn’t have anything to do with my bed because my bed is

Speaker 4: (09:41)
Amazing. But what does it have to do with your screen time?

Speaker 2: (09:45)
Well, this is how it has to do with my screen. Time is as I’m laying there, I can’t, my muscles are tense in my lower back from all those right use. I’ve done with my backpacking and stuff like that. So I have developed a crutch and my crutch is to lay there and get comfortable and watch stuff on my phone, go through Pinterest and hoard, ridiculous recipes and things. I’ll probably never look at it again, but I hoard all of my stuff on Pinterest as my back is relaxing and it has formed a crutch for me. And so I know that holding my phone has blue light and it’s harder for me to go to sleep holding a device. But for some reason, my phone has become my Binky as an adult. So

Speaker 3: (10:36)
There’s a lot of adults like that

Speaker 2: (10:38)
And it’s addicting and it’s a hard one to, to, to let go of and

Speaker 3: (10:44)
I’ve let go of it. Well, I mean, it was never an issue, but I do, I have caught myself sometimes doing it. I’m mostly a reader at night, so yeah.

Speaker 2: (10:53)
Yeah. I think I can, I can take mine and take steps to be proactive about it and maybe wait for a time, say okay. After nine o’clock I’m not going to look at my device anymore. I can listen to it, but I’m not shiny that blue light in front of my, my eyes. So maybe I listened to a talk or something peaceful. Yep. Nice. A couple of podcasts. A book on tape. Yep. Yep.

Speaker 3: (11:18)
Okay. The next one is drink a warm glass of milk. Now this is Gretchen Gretchen, and I have this, this thing down packed every night where we drink an herbal tea every night and we rotate from four different verbal teas. Yeah. So that way we’re not getting bored with one flavor. I will tell you that ever since we started doing this about three or four nights, three or four weeks, three or four months ago, um, to me, I’ve noticed that Gretchen does fall asleep earlier. So I think it really does help calm her down for me. I’m out like a light at nine 30. I’m literally in bed at 8 45. I’m reading till nine 30, sometimes 10 o’clock and then I’m out like a light. Oh, wow. Yeah, yeah. Um, I’m like done.

Speaker 2: (12:04)
My responsibilities are just ending at nine 30. Yeah. Wow. Yeah. So I do drink herbal teas. I make a really nice tea every evening. It usually includes some relaxing herbs, like camomile lavender, some sleepy time, herbs like that. Um, and I drink those while I’m in the bathtub. Oh no, I make a really nice cup of tea. I say good night to everybody. And then as I get into the bathtub and might have the bubble bath and everything like that, I have a pot of my teapot and my, and that, and that’s when I drink that now in my bathtub, I also have the magnesiums and Epson salts and aroma therapy stuff like lavender’s there. Wow. You

Speaker 3: (12:43)
Really spoil yourself every night. That’s awesome. Big time. Yeah. People need to be doing that. That’s that’s a nice relaxation technique there. Yeah. Okay. Avoid heavy meals before bed who isn’t guilty of eating a heavy meal too late in the day. Hmm. Talk to me about this. I know of right now, just because of what you’re going through medically, you’re not able to eat heavy meals, but I do remember conversations in the past where you ate and you were having issues falling asleep.

Speaker 2: (13:11)
Okay. I’ve had to change my, I have my biggest meal during the middle of the day. So then at nighttime, I’m trying to do smaller meals or soups, uh, but

Speaker 5: (13:23)
Not, not ramen, no

Speaker 2: (13:26)
Healthy stuff. Uh, real food. Uh, my problem goes back to, I usually don’t get home until about 8, 8 30 at night. So I don’t usually eat dinner until 8 30, 9 o’clock. I may be eating dinner at nine o’clock at night. So I really want to digest that food. So I stay up till midnight.

Speaker 3: (13:54)
I’m in shock. I’m in shock. Well you, um, yeah, yeah, you don’t come until later. So I mean, you have that time to sleep, but still that’s really late for me. We’re at, I mean, we close the store at six we’re home by six 30. I’ve probably got dinner going until seven. And then we eat at seven course. My way is kind of ridiculous because I’m eating at seven and going to sleep at nine 30. So mine is even worse than yours.

Speaker 2: (14:20)
You know what I, one of the reasons I stay up so late, it’s not because I have insomnia it’s because I also really truly enjoy how quiet it is. The phone’s not ringing. The dogs are asleep, Oliver’s asleep, John’s asleep, everybody’s asleep and it’s just total quiet. And I like that time of the night. So at 5:00 AM, I just feel like I can just finally just not do anything.

Speaker 3: (14:47)
So the reason that you can’t eat the large meal right before bed is because your body’s actually going to start digesting it and it raises your body temperature. It also, if you eat a really sugary meal or a really sugary dessert, what it’ll do is it’ll cost cause you to be restless. And then on top of that, you throw in people that get a bad case of heartburn. I mean, you could fall asleep. Sure. You’ll fall asleep for like a good 30 minutes or an hour, but that body heat’s going to wake you up about an hour and a half into it. And it’s going to take you hours to fall back asleep. So that’s why you can’t really do.

Speaker 2: (15:24)
I, I definitely agree with that. That happens.

Speaker 3: (15:26)
So, okay. So this one’s taken a hot shower, but you were just talking about a bath that’s part of your bedtime routine. What does that do for you?

Speaker 2: (15:34)
So it’s relaxing now. I include the magnesium sea salt and stuff like that. And the lavender oils and stuff in my bath time, um, I try to avoid chemical stuff. So I try to lend myself more to natural, like real plant-based oils and fragrances because we have too many chemicals and our inside air quality is already bad. So if you’re going to do that look for, for more plant-based natural

Speaker 4: (16:03)
Things to add to your breath, perfumes, less

Speaker 2: (16:05)
Perfumes. Yeah. Those perfumes are not going to be very good because it can affect your rest, your breathing, and you might have an allergy to that. Plus you’re going to have that chemical in the air. Um, I know that it wa what this article is saying is it helps to raise your body temperature a little bit, but then you go through a cooling period. Once you get out, you start cooling your body down. So you might feel really hot, but then you get out and you, you cool. And that is part of inducing the sleep cycle and falling asleep. Right?

Speaker 3: (16:35)
So the next one is exercise regularly. And once again, we’ll remind you, we’re going through how to fall asleep faster when you’re feeling stressed. So exercise regularly, I’ll take this one because, um, I know that nights when I’ve run in the morning after I’ve run in the morning that night, I know I’m going to sleep well. I mean, I’m out like a light, like I said, 9 30, 10. O’clock I’m gone. If there’s certain days or a bunch of days that I’ve missed running, because let’s say that work’s gotten taken over or distress is just so bad that I just really can’t do it because there are stressful moments in this work. Trust me. Um, it’s it’s those nights. I know I’m going to have a hard time falling asleep. It is it’s well, yeah. Yeah. And you w how do you handle it? I know you’re, you’re, you’re, you’re out there with the dogs. What are you doing?

Speaker 2: (17:30)
I don’t exercise at all right now. Oh, okay. I did go for a walk for the first time. I said, I need to start introducing a walk in the evening and in the morning, if I can, even if it’s just a five or 10 minute walk, just to be outside in the sunlight and to see the mountains and the vitamin D going right now. And I really like to see the sunset. I think the sunset is one of my favorite parts of the day. We have beautiful sunsets here in New Mexico. Um, I don’t have a whole lot of exercise of routine. I, I really don’t at this point, I’m just kind of conserving my, my energy. Well, you’re

Speaker 4: (18:10)
In recovery, you’re in recovery. You’re your, your body’s in recovery

Speaker 3: (18:13)
For some serious medical stuff. So that would be, I mean, that’s exercise enough sometimes. Yeah.

Speaker 2: (18:17)
Some of us can’t burn all those extra calories cause we don’t have any of those calories.

Speaker 5: (18:23)
I’m already losing

Speaker 3: (18:24)
Enough. All right. So the next one is, use a run with therapy. And I know here in the store, we carry a lot of camel meal, lavender, peppermint, stuff like that. But you just address this and I know that you went to sleep sanctuary or addressing this. So tell us about a Roma therapy.

Speaker 2: (18:37)
I like to sneak a Roma therapy any in anywhere that I possibly can throughout my day in case. So it doesn’t have to be in, you know, they kind of have this itemized as, oh, and then you do this. But the ways that I do that is, you know, there are certain oils that are energizing, like oil, uh, citruses and orange lemon. Those can be invigorating. So those are great for in the morning to help wake you up. Um, then during the daytime, you can, you can have some petroli or some bergamot, some more relaxing stuff during the mid day. And then at nighttime, when you go home, then you can start putting the lavender’s out there. And some of the more relaxing calling for you. Well, you know, it’s interesting because a Roma therapy goes back thousands and thousands of years to the pocket theory of pocket apothecary apothecaries.

Speaker 2: (19:29)
Um, and it was during the plague viruses and outbreaks. Um, they noticed that certain oils and lavender and certain oils and stuff in the air helped keep people healthy. Um, you know, it’s been, it’s been used as a medicine, so it’s not some of us think of it as a perfume or a scent, but actually there’s medicinal properties to all of those, just like eucalyptus or peppermint helps you breathe or open up. It can help with headaches, migraines, tension like that. Um, lavender though is, is really well known for it’s relaxing, it’s in our tea. And so you can sneak, you know, herbs into tea. I can smell it. So that’s part of the aroma therapy. Now you can also put it in a diffuser or place, um, diluted drops that are in a carrier oil onto your skin. So there’s lots of different ways to use aroma therapy, the trick about aroma therapy and doing it right, is not to purchase really cheap oils and to be selective in your purchase of oils because they’re everywhere, they’re on the market everywhere.

Speaker 2: (20:32)
I think it was a fad there for a while, and they’re still, it’s a, it’s a fad and you have to be careful because their packaging is really nice. They look really legit. Um, but you want to make sure that where they’re sourced, uh, there’s not going to be heavy pesticides used in the production of that because it’s going to be in the oil and then that pesticide, those molecules are going to get up into the air or into your skin. Um, so when you’re sourcing, uh, Roma therapies, what you pay for really does is watch you get so, and there are different grades, there are low grades, and then there’s pharmaceutical grade aroma therapy. So,

Speaker 3: (21:10)
Well, watch that. Okay. Write down your thoughts in a journal. Now I do this in the morning. Um, they’re saying to do this at night. What are your thoughts on that one? Because to me in the morning, I actually, it’s easier to journal like my S my, what I’m expecting stresses, but then I give my thoughts on that. And it actually helps me throughout the day because I’ve actually done this. You know what I mean? Like I’ve, pre-rehearsed a lot of the day in my journal,

Speaker 2: (21:39)
You’re journaling for organizing of your upcoming day, the people that are going to find journaling at nighttime beneficial are those that are dumping it out of your brain so that you, if you’re one of those people that wake up in a panic at midnight or two o’clock in the morning and like, oh my gosh, I didn’t call so-and-so back. Or, oh my gosh, I forgot to order that product. And I said, I would, yeah, that makes sense. So what it’s good to do is right before you go to bed is have your journal and write down everything that is emotionally tied to or important, or could cause issues that you really need to address. So you don’t forget them. And you just, you just dump it out. Some people need a journal for other reasons, because maybe they’re not busy working and they have other things that need, they just need to put out and take out a brain dump.

Speaker 3: (22:34)
So this is Gretchen Gretchen, and I need this, uh, listen to music or nature sounds. We have a, uh, a L X, a L E X a cause if I say it, she’s going to talk right now, uh, in our house and in our bedroom. And we listen to, uh, rain sounds every night, all night, and we’ve found it well, I’ve found that I can’t sleep with out them now because it’s addicting. Once you get on it, it’s addicting. You need that calming sound.

Speaker 2: (23:04)
It becomes a cue to your body. Yeah, yeah,

Speaker 3: (23:06)
Yeah. And whether, I mean, to me, I say addicting because in a way, to me it’s negative because what happens if I don’t have rain sounds, now I’m going to be like, what’s going on? So yeah. Yeah. I’ve traveled. And I actually will listen to rain sounds on my phone.

Speaker 2: (23:20)
And I find rain sounds irritating if it’s not real rain. Cause I can tell the difference. I can hear the loop. And I’m like, that’s not really ringing. That’s not really what the rain sounds like in the desert. That sounds like maybe rain and the tropics, you would lay there and overthink. I overthink the rain. I overthink the natural sounds. Just being a biologist. I’m like, that’s, you know, that bird doesn’t even need to hear. That’s not even a real bird. That bird key. It’s a loop. I can hear the loops and the birds, the birds, the birds snips. I can’t handle that. So, uh, I prefer now there are apps that you can download. I once found this app that had these different things that make people fall asleep. Some people like to fall asleep, just the weirdest things. There was the sound of someone eating French fries, no joke. There was like crunchy. Somebody’s eating chips now. I don’t think those are beneficial. Cause like that makes me so hungry. And I’m like, I’m going to be hungry before I go to bed. I’ll wake up in the morning. It’s like my Pinterest hoarding of my recipes. I’m like, I’m so hungry. Um, but there are all these weird random sounds that you can put that, that put some people to sleep, that they find comforting. So what you find comforting, maybe irritating. I find those fake rain sounds irritating. I prefer these weird biennial by Briar

Speaker 5: (24:44)
On your NOLs sounds.

Speaker 2: (24:47)
They’re like, almost like Saifai like, I want to pretend that I’m in a sleep pod, like in outer space kind of thing. And then I,

Speaker 3: (24:57)
So even in sleep, you’re not normal.

Speaker 2: (25:00)
Like I really like, I like my doctor who like I’m in outer space type of falling asleep with Deepak Chopra talking to me, Deepak Chopra and Eckhart totally can totally put me to sleep. Oh, if it’s a woman, I get all, I can’t handle that.

Speaker 3: (25:17)
The last one. Yeah. So you said noise. Are you done? Are you done? Okay. The next one and last one is create a relaxing bedroom environment. Now you recently redid your whole entire bedroom.

Speaker 2: (25:34)
Yeah. I T I took everything out. I funked wait. It, uh, based off of all this, I have been sleeping way better. I have been sleeping way better. One. My bedroom is more spacious. I’m not crawling over the top of John to go to the bathroom every night. So I don’t feel trapped. Um, I have a better perception my door cause I can see my door. Um, I also don’t have a bunch of clutter and, and things. Now you have to stay on top of it. Cause the clutter is starting to come back. But you know, as part of my, my thing is, uh, I, I, I focus on that area. If I’m going to clean the house, I make sure that I focus on the bedroom first. So, so that is important to me. Um, in part of my bedroom, I also now have an air filter that runs constantly that provides white noise and it also creates a clean environment for me to breathe. And I will just keep that bedroom door closed. And that air in there is kind of its own space, capsule environment. Yeah.

Speaker 3: (26:36)
Good. Now the air filters aren’t mentioned on this list, but I really do think that they’re important, especially right now with the allergens that are going on. I mean, we’re taught, we’re filming this in may of 2021. And right now I believe that the Mesquite is pollinating. Like you would not believe the Juniper and the Juniper. Yeah. So there’s a lot of people going around with like raspy voices and runny noses because they’re allergic to this stuff. It’s very heavy right now. So

Speaker 2: (27:03)
Yeah, very, very high pollen count. So yeah, just simply changing your room, creating a more relaxing sleep scape now. And functionally, there are some rules now. It’s not a functionally is not magic. It’s not voodoo. It’s literally just common sense and balanced sense of balance, right? The visual sense of balance and creating a quiet space where you are a room is specifically designed for a specific purpose instead of, you know, your bed being your office too, and your living room and your kitchen table and everything else. Yeah. You have your bed is specifically for certain things

Speaker 3: (27:38)
And there’s a reason for it. It, it, it really does help you. It really does unclutter your mind because you don’t it’s meant for one specific purpose. So yeah, well that was how to fall asleep fast if you’re feeling stressed, um, that article will be on the link on the bottom, in the description below. And we hope that you pick it up and read it because it’s actually pretty good. Got some really good information. So with that, we go on to what actually fishbowl was all about and what it’s named after it’s named after a fishbowl, which we use to grab the questions that we’ve been asked throughout the week. These are questions that have been emailed to us or just asked of us, of customers that walk in the door this week. Um, it’s customers that it’s actually a questions from the past as well. If we remember them, we’ll actually drop them in here because it’s like, it’s really good that we can learn from you guys. So that way we learn and then we share information with the next customer. Okay. So our first question, and I hope that you didn’t put any in here that were inappropriate because I know you,

Speaker 2: (28:40)
I would never do such a thing. I wouldn’t spice this up. Okay.

Speaker 3: (28:47)
This is actually really close to what we had last week, but we didn’t really get to last week because we’d lost our video feed. Uh, so if you look it up, it’s supposed to be episode 18, but we labeled it the non episode because it was a non episode. So yeah, we went

Speaker 2: (29:02)
Through the whole thing. We just didn’t realize that filming.

Speaker 3: (29:05)
Yeah, yeah. Kind of, kind of a bummer. All right. Why would I pay more for the brands of 10 cell sheets you carry when I can find cheaper ones online? That, that was, that, that was a question from last week, but it’s a question that we’ve faced before. So what, why, why would somebody spend more money on 10 sell sheets in a store rather than taking the chance and ordering online?

Speaker 2: (29:29)
Well, when I learned that there’s different grades of 10 cell, it blew my mind just because something says 10 sell on it. It doesn’t mean that it’s full 10 sell. It could actually just a cheap microfiber polyester sheet with a little bit of tinsel in there. Yeah.

Speaker 3: (29:48)
Her mind was blown. Uh, when we did the research on this, cause we did the full research on this. Uh, the question came up and then we, we kind of researched it together. We found that there’s some, some 10 cell sheets that are labeled 10 cell, but there’s no regulatory body on it. Right. I mean, it’s just, you can just say it’s there and they’ll mix rayon, they’ll mix microfiber. And then they’ll put a little bit of 10 cell and call it a 10 cell sheet. Yeah. Yeah. So you recently went home with some higher end and sell sheets.

Speaker 2: (30:19)
Tell me about that. It did. So in the non episode, part of what was cut off was you kindly gave me some 10 cell sheets to try out at home. Um, so I had been sleeping on the microfiber sheets that we have here in store, by Maloof she’s

Speaker 3: (30:34)
My Guinea pig. Uh, anytime we get new sheets is something that I want somebody to try out. She’s the Guinea pig. It’s awesome. Gretchen and I used to be the Guinea pigs, but now I have somebody else to victimize. So,

Speaker 2: (30:46)
So I was sleeping on Maloof, uh, microfibers. Those are so creamy and soft and just comfortable. I mean, we have returned customers, miss Mary, she comes in here like every weekend to buy microfiber sheets for different family members. They become a gift. So we actually their make perfect gifts and everyone in Mary’s family, hi, Mary, um, all have received these sheets cause she, she just loves them so much. So I thought those were like, it couldn’t get any better than those because I thought they were the bees knees. Well, now I have slipped into some of the 10 cells and boy. Wow. They are amazing.

Speaker 3: (31:29)
She came in the next day saying like, where have I been all day all lead or wherever they been all these years.

Speaker 2: (31:34)
Yeah. Well, I was intimidated by the price. I couldn’t like say okay, as a customer or as a consumer, I’m like, I don’t know if I want to spend that much. You know, I’m getting into the three digits there. Uh, that’s kind of crazy for sheets, but if you think about how much time you spend between your sheets every night, the properties of 10 cellar, amazing. They are cool and crisp. They feel, they’re just, I don’t know if you’ve ever been to like a luxurious hotel or motel or something and you’re always like, gosh, they got the best pillows. I got the best sheets. And here’s like, oh, and now I know how they make that magic happen. So usually they have, there’s some, some magic happening there. So part of that magic is a 10 cell fiber, really, really nice sheets. And um, what I like about these is they’re never hot and if I get too hot, I just have to move a little bit in my bed. And I’m cool, I guess.

Speaker 3: (32:34)
So she’s making me smile because the 10 cells, Gretchen and I have had 10 cell now for about two, maybe three years. And it’s, it’s funny because before this, we had had a discussion about how she used to sleep hot. And part of the, part of the things that she said is how much cooler she’s sleeping and it’s just the airflow, right?

Speaker 2: (32:55)
It’s an airflow. Um, I don’t recommend a lot of pajamas when you’re in 10 cells because you really want to feel that on your skin. It’s so soothing and it’s so soft. Sue things

Speaker 3: (33:07)
Are really good work. Describe that because I think

Speaker 2: (33:10)
That’s a big thing, scratchy. Um, it feels kinda like, it’s just, it feels if it’s just really, really soothing, it’s good for, uh, skin sensitivities. Um, with some of my health issues, I’ve been developing like itchy skin where I always feel like my skin has been bothered by certain fabrics or clothes. So these though they they’re perfect for sensitive skin. I

Speaker 3: (33:36)
Always liked it. Cause you could get underneath them. Cause you know, right now it’s already what? 80 degrees at night, 70 degrees at night. So I can lay in the bed and I can just let the sheets just lay on me. There’s no comfort. There’s no extra pressure. And the sheets just feel almost silky.

Speaker 2: (33:53)
They’re so soft. Yeah. Not, they’re not a heavy sheet, but they create almost our own little micro climate.

Speaker 3: (33:59)
Yup. Yup. So yes, there is a difference. Not add back to your question because we just got carried away with describing these things as they’re amazing. So there is a difference between cheap and there’s a difference between the quality ones. Um, as Mel said, they will set you back. They get into the three digits, um, a hundred, I’ve even seen some for 2 49. They, they get up there. But the, what you’re buying is you’re buying a fabric. That’s going to last you a long time. You’re also getting a fabric. That’s going to allow you to sleep longer or sleep, uh, cooler. Okay. So our next question, did I see Javier walking to work in the morning? Yeah. I think somebody did see that. Yeah, I think so. Yeah. No, definitely. You see me to walk into work in the morning? Uh it’s it’s it used to be every morning now I’m down to about every other morning and that’s just because we’ve gotten so busy and we have some family stuff going on that we need to have the truck ready. So that way I can just go. So yeah. It’s uh, it’s happened. You have seen me. Yes.

Speaker 4: (35:09)
Okay. Next question. Hopefully this is a real,

Speaker 1: (35:17)
Did you sneak all these in? No,

Speaker 2: (35:20)
I haven’t written any of these. We don’t do that. How

Speaker 3: (35:23)
Does Melanie find all her outfits?

Speaker 2: (35:25)
Oh wow. Okay. Every Monday. This is, yeah. So this is awesome. This is,

Speaker 3: (35:31)
This is a routine that you guys have to hear because this is true. I’ve already, I know the

Speaker 2: (35:35)
Story. I was really about this outfit. Cause this is my bowling outfit. I’m really, I miss bowling. I miss going to the bowling alley. These are not bowling shoes, but they are there. They’re my rendition of bowling shoes. And I’ve got some mushrooms, socks that our dear friend Laura gave me. Um, hello, Laura. Um, she came up and that was her gift because she knows I liked the mycelium. And then, uh, this shirt was a total thrift store. Find everything I find at the, through the, everything I wear. It comes from a thrift store except for my shoes. And so I go, I’m not going to tell people which day I go because I, I have a specific day. I go and I hit that thrift store up and I find the best stuff. And I’m like, how many thrift stores? Well, I go to all of them in town.

Speaker 2: (36:26)
That’s my, that’s my thrift store day. Usually two or three. That’s my thing is, I’m like, oh, dad loves going. That’s our thing. That’s our bonding time. As we go hit the thrift stores, dad likes to buy it, find a hat and records. I got him a record player for Christmas, John. Yeah. John and I found him a really nice record player. So that’s what dad’s scouting his records in baseball caps. Uh, this last Monday. Oh gosh. I said the date the day. Ooh. Now you know what, she’s going to go hit up the thrift stores Wednesday. You’re a lawyer. Uh, he found a baseball trophy and dad was like, I’m going to buy this. It’s only 80 cents. I’ve never had a baseball trophy. It doesn’t have his name on it, but he’s all excited about it. So,

Speaker 3: (37:19)
So you literally come back with a bag full of clothing

Speaker 2: (37:23)
Bags, bags, bags. Okay. Yeah. I am like anything and everything. That is amazing and awesome. I mean, I can’t turn a shirt down when it’s like $2 and 50 cents. I’m just like, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom. So the garage sale at your house is going to be amazing. It’s going to be amazing. We’re going to do one.

Speaker 3: (37:41)
You are. Yeah, yeah, yeah. We were talking about this earlier and she’s like, we’re definitely doing a garage sale. Cause I need more bags of clothes. I’m like more,

Speaker 2: (37:49)
Well, I need to, like, there are some clothes that are a couple of years ago, thrift store fines. And I have a different career now. So I have a different style right now. And so, uh, those, I need to transition out, but I think they’ll really go at a yard sale. Alrighty.

Speaker 3: (38:05)
All right. Now let’s get a real question going.

Speaker 2: (38:08)
Yeah, yeah. Yeah.

Speaker 3: (38:11)
Okay. I have two small dogs that shed twice a year. I would like to know what type of upholstery I should get to be able to clean up after them better. Okay.

Speaker 2: (38:23)
I would say foe, leather or leather just because you don’t want the hair stuck in there and it’s easier to vacuum and it’s easier to wipe the slobber off.

Speaker 3: (38:33)
Very good. Oh yeah. Oh, that’s true. Yeah.

Speaker 2: (38:35)
Yeah. Yeah. Just, don’t just, you know, but if you have cats that scratch and it’s a little different. Yeah. Maybe you shouldn’t be purchasing like a really expensive leather. Right. So I’m not upset. She wants stuff. That’s dangerous.

Speaker 3: (38:47)
You went with full leather and leather. I’m going to go with a sueded microfiber and I’m going to stick with suaded microfiber plus your two. Okay. So I’m going to throw in suede microfiber because it is such a tightly woven fabric that it’s super easy to clean because you can just take a, uh, a washcloth with a little bit. Let’s say you even put a little bit of tight on there. You take it. You’ll wash it and then you can just rinse

Speaker 2: (39:12)
It right off. Honk that out. A washcloth. T I D E I said a brand name. Oh dear.

Speaker 3: (39:22)
I said a brand name. All right. Well anyways. Yeah, those are the three fabrics that we always recommend when somebody comes in with a and they say they got puppies. Cause we get that a lot. Um, I need a sofa. I’ve got puppies. We get it constantly. Huh? Yeah.

Speaker 2: (39:36)
That’s that usually is one of the deciding factors is kids and pets, but we do have guardsmen protection. So for five years you can purchase that protection and it will help alleviate some of the stress for spills and chews and scratches and tears and stuff like that

Speaker 3: (39:53)
And stuff. This stuff like this works. It’s just that it’s harder to just, this fabric is more like a Shaneal um, it’s, it’s a little bit harder to clean as far as like for a wise, but this comes scotch guarded. So you don’t have to worry about that. Um, my thing is just a little for like from a Jack Russell or whatever it gets in here and it would be murdered to get rid of. So yeah, that’s what we’re talking about when we are recommending the other ones. All right. With that, we are going to take our quick break and we’ll be right back with, uh, what we’ve learned this week. And then I believe that you wanted to throw in a special section.

Speaker 2: (40:30)
Yeah. We have a new section. Mel’s hypothetical questionnaire question. Alright. Yeah. We’re gonna have to come up with a special name for that. Mel’s something hypothetical, right? Not

Speaker 3: (40:44)
Crazy. Mel’s hypothetic. No, Mel’s crazy. Hypothetical.

Speaker 2: (40:48)
Yeah. If you say crazy males that is wrong in the English language, we don’t reverse things. Oh, I do all the time. Yeah. But your primary here first language was Spanish. So if you just called me crazy,

Speaker 3: (41:02)
But it was, well, I guess I did with that. We’ll be right back

Speaker 6: (41:16)
[inaudible] and we’re back.

Speaker 1: (43:07)
Why are you always eating when the camera starts? Every

Speaker 3: (43:12)
Single time I say, okay, let’s go three, two, highly recommend the coconut one. Um, so, um, yeah. All right. So, okay. So this is a section that you wanted to introduce, but you’re chewing right now. She’s in heaven. Look at her. So good. These candies are available at the boutique at LivWell. Um, we started a little boutique last year and it’s been a great success. And we’ve brought in candies from Hammons they’re, uh, they’re old fashioned candies. That’s why we brought them in. And Mel has been experimenting with them, uh, for us just giving, just giving it all for this. Just giving it all. Yeah. It must be a hard job.

Speaker 2: (43:54)
This is a really hard job. It, it must be. He’s got to do it though.

Speaker 3: (43:57)
Yeah. Yeah. All right. So this is your section. So what are we doing here? Exactly.

Speaker 2: (44:02)
Okay. So this is going to be where the time each week that I present a hypothetical question and when Gretchen is back, I’m going to ask Greg the same hypothetical question. So I got coconut in my teeth and so, and it’s kind of like, it’s going to be fun. This is going to be a very, very fun part. So this

Speaker 3: (44:22)
Is Mel’s crazy hypothetical. Cause you corrected me. I can’t be crazy

Speaker 2: (44:26)
Melts. Let’s go ahead and just imagine that you have a super power. I’m my super power. You have a super power and that super power you get to, you have three things that you can do. Okay? Three things, only three things. Okay. Now those three things are that you can, you have a beverage, three beverages of your choice. Three beverages of my choice of your choice. How many? 3, 3, 3 beverages. Hold up your fingers. Three. Okay. So you have three beverages that are your superhero power that come out of your fingertips.

Speaker 3: (45:01)
They literally will come out of my fingertips. So what beverages Ortiz you

Speaker 2: (45:06)
Get to choose. I get to choose she’s three beverages of your choice, but that’s your super power at any at will? What fingers? Any three that you want to choose? Any three fingers.

Speaker 3: (45:17)
Okay. And I can shoot beverages,

Speaker 2: (45:19)
Like shoot them. Oh, you can just fill up your cup.

Speaker 3: (45:23)
Oh, like literally I’m going to go like this. Yeah. That is so

Speaker 2: (45:26)
Cool. And be like, all right, so you, you just picked the three different ones and those were always on tap on from your phone. Wow.

Speaker 3: (45:35)
Okay. And I get to choose them. All right. And you want to know what, what beverages I’m going to choose.

Speaker 2: (45:41)
Okay. Yeah. It can be, it can be hot. It can be called.

Speaker 3: (45:44)
Okay. So if it’s hot, is it going to burn my finger?

Speaker 2: (45:48)
No. Cause you have special super power. So it’s not gonna, it’s not going to be burning. Well, how is

Speaker 3: (45:53)
It not going to bring my finger? Cause if I say, if I say I want coffee, is it not going to bring my finger?

Speaker 2: (45:59)
Well, no, because you have this special vortex being in there that protects that that’s already just built into your superhero hero DNA. So don’t, don’t get hung up on that. Don’t get hung up on it being hot. Yeah. It’s not going to hurt anybody, but it’s okay. Might hurt somebody else. Cause it’s going to be hot. Kind of like, you know, you don’t wanna spill your coffee in your lap, but it’s not going to hurt you.

Speaker 3: (46:24)
So if I go and I make this assembly line and I can just shoot drinks out of my fingers, can I do that? And then we’ll just sell them.

Speaker 2: (46:32)
No, you’re not going to monetize on this. It’s just, you personally does this. He sees these limitations. We’re not creating you to be a, like a, your own little traveling shop. You’re just, this is just you. This is just something that you can do. So this finger RB sauce with it. It’s not a beverage, but I drink. Have you

Speaker 3: (46:56)
Seen me drink RBC? You saw me drink.

Speaker 2: (46:59)
There’s an RV shortage of sauce. Do you know what? When you go through there, they’re like they limit how much RBC. Yeah, I

Speaker 3: (47:05)
Know because yeah. Well there’s people like me. Okay. So no. Okay. So in all seriousness condiments. Okay. All right. So I’m going to go, I’m going to go coffee with this one because you said it wouldn’t burn. Okay? Yeah. Yeah. I’m going to go creamer out of this one. Okay. Cause I drink a lot of creamer with my coffee and pink lemonade out of this one.

Speaker 2: (47:28)
Pink, pink lemonade. I like that. Yeah. I love pink lemonade. Love it. Love it. Yeah.

Speaker 3: (47:40)
Why are you looking at me? Like I’m special. That was pretty

Speaker 2: (47:42)
Good. The pink lemonade kind of threw me through a loop there. Yeah. Yeah. It’s making me kind of rethink maybe one of my choices. What are yours? Well, coffee is number one. Okay. So coffee is for sure. Coffee is number one because I can’t imagine life without coffee. Okay. Number two is going to be water. Okay. Because I don’t, I, you know, I don’t ever want to run out a purified, clean water. That’s okay. I didn’t think of that. Okay. And with water you can make anything. So

Speaker 7: (48:20)
I, I didn’t even, I wouldn’t even like need to,

Speaker 2: (48:28)
Um, now that water spigot would be, I could go hot or cold with it and you wouldn’t burn yourself? No. Okay. Coffee. Okay. Or I’ve guess you could temper to regulate. Yeah. Let’s just say that. Let’s say you, cause sometimes you can’t make

Speaker 3: (48:44)
Up the rules after I’ve already said my three. What are your three?

Speaker 2: (48:49)
Kay. So high coffee, water, water. That’s I can regulate. Okay. Okay. Now the third one, I was kind of still thinking apocalypse because I really still feel like this is the most boring apocalypse ever the most boring. This is, this apocalypse sucks. Okay. I really like I’ve been waiting for zombies. I mean, this is just ridiculously slow. Okay. If we could hurry it up a little bit more, that would be fantastic. So I’m still thinking like survival. So survival thing is these are my survival stuff. Coffee, water, and moonshine. Just in case moonshine

Speaker 3: (49:29)
Because it’s flammable. So I guess, yeah. Okay. So moonshine, you’re showing, you’re showing your inner hick

Speaker 1: (49:34)

Speaker 2: (49:40)
Keep going. I have some moonshine just in case, just in case or coffee, but see, so the moonshine would come from like my Irish grandparents in Oklahoma and Texas that actually did bootleg moonshine, like back in the day. And there was this occurrence. It is flammable. Cause at one time I think it exploded the still or something. There was that story. And I do remember being like four years old and my grandad, he, uh, gave me a taste of moonshine and boy that put hair on my chest. Oh yeah. That’s

Speaker 4: (50:19)
That’s not a story

Speaker 2: (50:21)
That stuff can melt through. Um, it’s pretty bad. I don’t, I don’t drink alcohol anymore, but you know, there are times when, like, if there’s an emergency, it’s a great pain reliever. Um, it’s flammable. If you need to make some Molotovs or something, you’re thinking utility utility. And then also pain-relieving um, it can help with like, like if you get like a cut, I guess you can like put it in there. Maybe I was thinking coffee creamer now. Yeah. Cause like with the, with the water, I could be like, I could add it to some powdered lemonade or something like that. Yeah. Those three I’m thinking survival. No, you have to add an apostrophe in there. Cause English is weird in that way too. So if you said Mel’s crazy, um, and the posture fee is not in the right place. It could be. Mel is crazy. Yeah. That’s what I was going for. Like, Mel’s crazy. But this is Mel. I’m possessive of the crazy theoretical. You got to watch that.

Speaker 3: (51:29)
All right. So this is the section of the program where we share what we’ve learned this week. Um, I can say that we’ve learned a lot because we’ve, we’re kind of dead right up until the last day of this week. Um, what, what did you study? Cause I know you were on your computer quite a bit this week. So what did you study?

Speaker 2: (51:45)
I’m trying really hard not to throw it a depressing topic. I learned a lot of depressing things this week. Um, my heart and prayers go out to India as a country. Yeah. That’s that is definitely, yeah. That’s not good over there right now for lots of reasons. So, um, I did learn about some of the challenges that India is facing. Now. Some of the interesting stuff that’s gonna affect us, um, is trade and uh, you know, there’s a lot of tech that comes out of India. Okay. So there’s a lot of products that we rely on, uh, and, and manufacturing there. So, so it’s going to be an interesting, uh, kind of wild card here. So, uh, but I also learned, uh, that Ford has completely stopped manufacturing, not crazy. They go to a screeching halt on all production. Yep. Chip shortage again. Yep. So where they were kind of limited in their production uh that’s unprecedented. So that kind of shocked me unprecedented. Yeah. Yeah. Wow. Shocking is what it was now. Interesting.

Speaker 3: (52:51)
There was something that you taught me this week that I want you to tell them about. And well, you sent me the video on it and that was a shortage on certain chemicals that could go

Speaker 2: (52:59)
In. So I’m still trying to figure out this whole, like we’ve been talking about shortages and foam. No, I think that a lot of folks are just getting tired of hearing of, you know, there’s a shortage of this. There’s a shortage of that, but I always find it helpful to figure out why there’s a shortage. Why does, why, what is the why I want to know what the why is because it helps my mind understand the processes that are at place and what’s happening to cause that, so it’s not just another, it just doesn’t, it’s not overwhelming. I mean, it’s overwhelming, but when you start breaking it down into the why’s, it becomes fast. Right.

Speaker 3: (53:45)
Cause reasons are so much more fun.

Speaker 2: (53:47)
Yeah. And, and, and, and you really start to learn stuff about how these things are made. Um, so we’ve been talking about shortages of foams, uh, nylons, and some plastics when the blizzards hit, because there was already a preexisting scarcity of product. But then when the blizzards hit the Gulf coast, um, we’re talking about some petrochemical plants, right. That went down and like lake Charles and Houston area. And that was because the water pipes froze now. Now some areas, uh, down around lake Charles, they were out of power for a month

Speaker 3: (54:25)
And now they’re being flooded. So yeah, yeah,

Speaker 2: (54:27)
Yeah. Or hearts, man, I used to live in Louisiana. That’s that’s bad stuff. So you know, that petrochemical it’s, that shortage is not directly linked to any changes currently in oil production. Right. Okay. I did have someone today in the store that said, well, that’s, you can thank so. And so for that, because of additions, dishes, and they made that impacted oil and gas. Well, at this point we still have quite a bit of reserve. So that’s not a direct link to, we’re not seeing it there yet. It’s not there yet. This is due to, um, chemicals that are produced from oil, uh, Petro, but that have to be produced and then shipped across the United States immediately in a, in a constant chain. So, but in those, so they don’t that those facilities don’t just manufacture stuff for memory foam. They also manufacture stuff for nylons plastics, get this when glycerin and a whole list of other things, because we don’t even think, you know, when, when we start talking oil okay. And petroleum based products, it’s in so much of our modern day society. It’s an everything we literally like when we start talking about a shift to renewables and green energy completely. Like there is a lot of work at hand for that because you know, in a lot of ways, um, and I’m saying this as a biologist, there’s a lot of blessings to petroleum, uh, because it provides so much cool things like clean water and filters and medical stuff. So it’s an, every single product that we, I mean, everything that here every year, but

Speaker 3: (56:17)
Of this, what is the scariest? Cause there

Speaker 2: (56:19)
Was something that you said is a glycerin and other parts of include, um, medications, pharmaceuticals SU. So a lot of pharmaceuticals utilize, um, these different types of chemicals for stabilizing products and preserving products. And uh, in pharmaceuticals is a, it’s a big, big blow. Now with

Speaker 3: (56:45)
A topic like this, don’t take our word for it. I mean, yeah, we researched it, but do your own research on it. Uh, we kicked this out just because we want you guys to know it’s important. We’ve kicked it out to customers this week, just so they know. So that way everybody stays informed. Cause that’s really what we do here is we educate

Speaker 2: (57:02)
Them. And this is not to create panic for crying out loud folks. Those people I’m getting riled up. Those people that went out and got that gasoline. I could not get that relative. I got to calm down. I got to calm down. Cause that just infuriates me, do not panic over this. This does not mean that tomorrow. You’re not going to get your medications, your life siding, sizing medications. This just means that this is a big stress across the board. Okay. This is not going to be the end. All you know, now it’s coming back. They’ve got it back online. Okay. But it is going to cut down some of the supplies and slow down some of that availability. Now they’re not, they’re going to not, I’m not saying that they’re going to stop providing those medications. Cause that can be a very scary thing for somebody to hear. But we are facing a very different time in manufacturing. If you can think of this. Okay. I watched this, this talk, think of it this way. Okay. We just literally went through a time warp K manufacturing and demand in 2019 was here. Right. 10, 15 years ago it was here. Right. We have just reverted 10 to 15 years

Speaker 3: (58:22)
Because of the, because of everything that happened. Right.

Speaker 2: (58:25)
So that, that’s where we’ve gone back to. Um,

Speaker 3: (58:29)
But we’ve also increased demand tenfold. So yeah,

Speaker 2: (58:32)
We still have, the demand is up here high, but the capabilities of the manufacturing we’ve lost about a decade or so. Okay. In that power, um, it hasn’t come to a screeching halt. Now some products, uh, you may just have to go back. You may have to order and wait for them to be manufactured. Just like we used to a couple of times, it’s,

Speaker 3: (58:53)
It’s a different time, but we, we, we researched this to keep abreast for us for as far as our industry and everything. But we stumbled upon things like this and we share it with you just so that way you’re informed too. Cause it’s, there’s a lot going on right now. It’s just so interesting and mind blowing, and it’s just when she found this and shared the video with me, we were like in awe. Yeah. So what I learned this week was apart from was that, uh, we’re finally getting a, hold on our part as far as our foams and stuff like that. And there’s a guesstimate now that, uh, towards the end of June, we will be back to normal. So that to me is a big deal. Unfortunately, latex, we may have a little bit, yeah,

Speaker 2: (59:44)
Yeah. Latex is going to be a different thing where we’re getting back to normal,

Speaker 3: (59:48)
Normal ish. So that that’s a good

Speaker 2: (59:50)
Thing, memory foam, but we don’t carry pure memory foam stuff, but you have to keep in mind that foams and comfort foams and there’s, there’s layers of memory foam at the top of our mattresses

Speaker 3: (01:00:00)
Important. It’s important to have that, to be able to contrast construct our regular mattresses. So, yeah. Um, that was exciting. And then other things, um, there was a couple of shipping videos that we watched cause we stay on top of international shipping now, w which sounds ridiculous for a small business to be this involved in researching it. But we have to know in order to keep you guys satisfied, uh, shipping, they’re expecting shipping to, uh, be alleviated at some point in August, September. Now that’s not a hundred percent, uh, that they were very careful on saying that, but they are saying that we should be able to see almost normal levels of, uh, fulfillment, not normal levels of stock. They were real careful to say that. So around the start, uh, around September run the, the, the, uh, the end of the summer season, I thought that was beautiful. Um, but yeah, there’s good news coming. So it’s not all bad news. It’s just a matter of, uh, we need some patients. We need a lot of patients to deal with this. So,

Speaker 2: (01:01:03)
And as Helen Keller would say, there is always hope. There’s always hope. Yeah. So there’s always hope.

Speaker 3: (01:01:09)
It’s just, it’s just a different time.

Speaker 2: (01:01:12)
And with anything hope for a better world, hope for, you know yep. Yep. So much. So let’s just, let’s just hold onto that hope and, uh, so it’s awesome.

Speaker 3: (01:01:21)
Yep. So with that, we’re going to let you go because we’ve run way over time. So until next week, thank you for watching and have a wonderful week. Bye.