What a week! I only now realize that we missed our normal post on Monday. Not ideal, but we’ve been working on a lot of things.
Better than death. This is the first year for us filing with the LLC, which makes things more complicated. Let’s just say we’re still working on this. But this week I was reminded of another tax implication of the business – we have an inventory and that’s taxable business personal property. As a result, we get to file a property tax rendition soon. The joys of owning a small business!
Quite honestly, regulatory compliance poses a far greater burden that I’d ever imagined as prior to owning a business. It feels like a treadmill of one filing after another. But that’s a significant part of why we run a business. We want our kids to grown up knowing how these things work and being able to take them in stride. It covers a significant weakness in my own education and I learn new things weekly.
Parting out LEGO® sets.
I finally finished parting out, listing, and putting away the five copies of The Temple of the Ultimate Ultimate Weapon that I’ve been working on since the end of January. That’s a load off! Larger sets can hit a point where they become a much less efficient use of time, and this set hit that point for me. A larger workspace would likely help with this issue, but the room we work is hasn’t gotten any bigger recently. So for now we continue making it work.
I also parted out 11 copies of Merlock’s Library from the Nexo Knights product line (set #70324). Here’s two highlights from the set:
There’s a bunch of these 4L bar elements in transparent neon-orange. Also known as a lightsaber blade. As such, lots of these bars sell in transparent colors – but this is a color that no Jedi or Sith has ever wielded in the Star Wars franchise. A chance for something unique which stands out against the bad guys red sabers!
Also, the set belatedly brought the elements for a favorite minibuild. We’re two days past, but it’s never too late for a Valentine!