Ha ha ha ha ha ha! Just when we thought this was going to be a routinely awful year-end we get a new complication!
Sixty-four boxes of books were to be being put through before we could do this year's rollover - these having had their invoices ripped untimely from their wombs so that they could go through the 2007/8 accounts before they were closed down in mid-March. So far, so usually awful. The books arriving from the visit that Mary arranged a couple of weeks ago were a pain but not anything to worry about. Ditto the sudden influx of newly-ordered stuff arising from another mid-March panic attack, nor the sixteen grand of stuff that's had to be bought for one of The Reading Agency's buy-a-kid-a-book schemes. Me and the Acq team thought we had this week sorted and were ready for a grim but structured rollover...
Finance have told us this morning that we have to put all one-hundred and odd boxes in the building awaiting invoicing and any arriving today through the 2007/8 accounts by Wednesday week.
How do they know that there are a hundred and odd boxes?
Mary told them.