Because we sometimes travel throughout Maine and New Hampshire to pick up new inventory, we thought perhaps our customers would like to know if we plan to be near their area at any time, in order to deliver heavier or more fragile items for less than a shipping company might charge.
So here’s a quick overview of some upcoming travel. We’ll try to stay on top of this in case it’s helpful for you! (The above photo is of our constant travel companions.)
Please Note Our Delivery Fees: Generally, our delivery charge is $15.00 around town (Lewiston/Auburn) or anywhere along a route we might be traveling on. (It can take time to package up inventory to be able to deliver it to you safely, and then time to go out of our way and actually do the delivery.) If you’re more than about a mile off the route we’re traveling on, there’s an additional cost of $1.98 per mile that we have to travel off our route.
Last week was so busy, I didn’t have a chance to update my travel plans… this week will be a bit slower. Whew!
On Sunday, January 24, 2021, I’ll be sticking around town (I have to work at my clients’ offices) but do plan to be in my own office during the mid to late afternoon, so could meet you there.
On Monday, Tuesday and Thursday all day, and Friday morning, I’ll be working at my office management business, out of my own office (where some of our inventory is stored) or at my clients’ offices. If you’d like to pick up an item, I’m more than happy to be here for you, but need a specific time so I can make sure I’m available. (And of course, I do have meetings via Zoom that are conducted from my office, and which I must be in full attendance for!)
On Wednesday, January 27, I have to be in Portland for about 9:00-9:30, leaving from Lewiston-Auburn. We (the dogs and I) usually take the pike but can instead travel along 202. We’ll be returning from Portland at about 6:00 pm with the same travel itinerary.
On Friday, January 29, we will probably be heading up to Palmyra in the mid afternoon. We’ll take the turnpike and interstate, and then head west. It’s possible – depending on the weather forecast for Sunday the 31st – that we’ll head up to Old Town first. (If it’s going to be reasonably clear on the 31st, we’ll skip trying to cram everything in on the 29th, and just make the planned trip on Sunday instead.) The expectation is that I’ll be leaving Lewiston-Auburn (ME) at about 3:00, and returning late that night. It’s quite likely that the Jeepster will be full on the way back, but we can make a stop along either 202, or the Sabattus/Litchfield area on the way up. (Alternatively, we could meet you off the Sabattus or Gardiner exits, as the turnpike is our preferred route.)
On Sunday, January 31, 2021, we will be traveling to Old Town (ME) from Lewiston-Auburn (ME), leaving here at 8:30 am and arriving up there by 10:45 am. As above, we can deliver within a mile along the route for $15.00 that morning, or further off the route for $1.98 per mile. There will not be room in the Jeep to deliver on our return back late that afternoon.
Please Note: If we do have to deviate from our planned route i.e. by driving 10 miles out of our way, it would require adjusting our time schedule somewhat, meaning we’d have to leave earlier in order to still arrive at our destination on time.
Any and all items plus delivery charges must be paid for in advance.