Ot: the recent perils of annsan

ann sanfedele annsan at nyc.rr.com
Sun Aug 6 14:45:08 EDT 2017

Thanks, Rick!  It would be nice to think it will help...
I'm getting some replies (not on our list) from friends for other future 
calendar possibles, but
I still hope somehow cafe press will realize the error of their ways...

Now I have to go and see which one you bought :-)


On 8/6/2017 1:26 PM, Rick Womer wrote:
> Well, Ann, it doesn't sound as though you're having much fun at all.
> FWIW, I just ordered a wall calendar (for 2018). I would have ordered
> a 2017 one, too (ours disappeared during our renovation project), but
> I can't get one that starts in January 2017.
> Hope things smooth out!
> Rick
> http://photo.net/photos/RickW
> On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 12:02 PM, Jack Davis <jdavisf8 at comcast.net> wrote:
>> Not a pleasing answer as to where you've been lately, but your wily wit
>> and classy manner will keep you
>> buoyant  and creative as ever.
>> BEST!
>> J
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> On Aug 6, 2017, at 8:04 AM, ann sanfedele <annsan at nyc.rr.com> wrote:
>>> I'm semi-de lurking for the latest news for those of you who care :-)
>>> a couple of weeks ago the plumbing in my bathroom died to the extent that the bathtub would not drain... this took a couple of days of being invaded by the buildings plumbers and it finally got fixed . Happily, I wsa able to bathe at a neighbor's but it was quite an adventure.
>>> Then I thought I had more money than I do -- discovering I had made a $100 mistake in my checking account
>>> after having, in a way, spent some of it...
>>> Next I took a tumble on the subway stairs (fortunately, the second step from the bottom inside the station) and while I didn't break anything and there was a plethoria of millenials surrounding me to help, (new entry for Exaultaion of larks?) I got bruised and hurt my leg to the extent that I'm using a cane and an ace bandage today ... nothing broke.
>>> This was all after I took Ashley to the vet - and the good news there is she is in fine shape for an 12 year old but it
>>> was costly to find that out.
>>> Then.... then ... well, read below - I posted this to Facebook but most of you are not there  .
>>> "Still in shock from learning yesterday that cafe press (which has about
>>> twenty of my wall calendars for sale) is removing wall calendars from
>>> the list of products they offer. bad enough they have taken "wall
>>> calendar" off the list of products designers for them can select to work
>>> on, but they are gradually removing the CURRENT wall calendars from our
>>> shops and the market place. Adding insult to injury, there was no
>>> warning of this in the form of an alert or announcement - I stumbled on
>>> it when I was going to tweak the wording on the landing page of my shop
>>> https://www.cafepress.com/annsanstuff
>>> The nice thing about having my calendars on cafepress for the past ten
>>> years is that the template is renewed for each new year so someone who
>>> might want to buy an older calendar can do it. The calendar grid is well
>>> designed, straightforward and very user friendly for those who really do
>>> use them (as I do) for keeping track of to do's and did do's in a medium
>>> which is permanent and not subject to viruses, crashes, accidental
>>> deletions. Anyone I told about this so far has simply gasped and in
>>> audio caps said "WHY????" . So, for one thing, if anyone want's to grab
>>> any of these before they are dead it would be appreciated, but it might
>>> be even more helpful, in terms of getting them to drop this bad idea, if
>>> you simply bitched to them about it, or tried to order one of the wall
>>> calendars that have already been suddenly made unavailable.
>>> If you clicked on the /Twelve National Parks, Bouquet or New York
>>> Details/, those are already gone as wall calendars. If any of you (I
>>> know some of you are on cafe press too) have wall calendars up do give
>>> them your input. Please share with anyone you know who has any calendars
>>> by anyone that were produced by cafe press , or would want wall
>>> calendars in the future from anyone and might help to encourage them to
>>> reinstate the wall calendar format . Thanks guys, for reading, this
>>> really shook me up. "
>>> ----
>>> bay photo makes calendars but they cost too much, Lulu is reasonable but they are not for
>>> people who actually write on them  - as you know if you got the PDML calendars that look pretty
>>> but have no real boxes for each day... anyone got any ideas?  My self production was a disaster,
>>> too much work, printer problems, virtually little profit.
>>> sigh,
>>> ann
>>> annsan.smugmug.com
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