Look where Ryan’s blocks have shipped!

Posted by Ryans Dad on 21st September 2010

Part of the fun in this business for Ryan and I has been to watch where his Easy Builder building block sets actually go. A while back I added a fun map to his website which shows just that, the destinations to which he has shipped the block sets.

Easy Builder building block sets have found their way to locales nationwide!

Easy Builder building block sets have found their way to locales nationwide!

Naturally, most of his orders have been right here in the central New York area. But as you can see his orders have shipped nationwide, and not just to family either!

People have had fun showing us how much they are enjoying the block sets too. So far we have seen some photos of children enjoying the building blocks and even spotted a YouTube video of some kids opening up their Easy Builder building block sets on Christmas morning! I am not sure who had more fun, the kids opening their presents or Ryan watching them do it on YouTube!

If you would like to share your experience with Easy Builder building blocks with us please do. Send Ryan an email and let us know how the blocks are being enjoyed. We love seeing the pictures!

Categories: Easy Builders
21Sep

Delivery of building blocks leads to meeting a craftsman!

Posted by Ryans Dad on 21st January 2010
Ryan visiting Robert Gaube woodworking shop

Ryan with woodworking craftsman Robert Gaube

Earlier this week I took Ryan for a ride to make a delivery of Easy Builder building blocks. Little did he know, this delivery would wind up with a personal tour through the workshop of a local woodworking craftsman.

Off we went to deliver four sets of building blocks to a customer in Kirkwood, NY not far from home. I had an idea what could be in store for us and it was not disappointing! In working out the details of when and where we could drop off the order of blocks I learned that there was a cabinet making shop on the premises.

When we arrived we were greeted enthusiastically by our customer Wendi and Mr. Robert Gaube, a custom cabinet maker of some 30 years or more. After accepting the delivery of blocks from Ryan and congratulating him for his efforts both in business and for charity, they invited us inside to see a true woodworking craftsman’s workshop. It was wonderful!

Robert gave Ryan and I a nice tour of his workshop showing us each of his tools and describing how they are used. He explained how he builds cabinets from scratch with tools we saw there and years of experience. Ryan was interested to learn how these cabinets were constructed without the use of any nails or screws to hold them together, just wood joints and some glue.

Ryan with Robert's Harley Davidson motorcycleThere were two things in Mr. Gaube’s woodworking shop that impressed Ryan. First was the impressive quantity and variety of clamps which could be found in almost every nook and cranny of the shop. I don’t think Ryan missed a one. Second was the item shown to the left. As Mr. Gaube put it to Ryan, “This is what woodworking can buy you if you work at it!”

I had a lot of fun with Ryan and watching him experience what a real woodworking shop would be like. For me, I would love to go back sometime and spend some time doing photography in the shop. There were tons of interesting visuals there to be captured. Wendi and Robert be warned, I may be giving you a call one of these days!

21Jan

The first out-of-town Easy Builder orders shipped today!

Posted by Ryans Dad on 1st November 2009
Excited about making his first order shipments

Ryan, excited for his first out of town shipments

Today is the day for Ryan’s first out of town Easy Builder building block orders to be shipped. Our first order of business this morning was to get two orders all packaged and ready for shipping, then we were off to the local FedEx Kinko’s location to drop them off for shipment.

In a way this was a good reminder to me that Ryan is 6 years old. For him the simple process of putting his blocks into their shipping boxes, taping them up and taking them out to be shipped yielded great delight. Maybe it was using the packaging tape gun on the boxes or adding the large air bubble filler into the boxes to keep things from bouncing around too much I don’t know, but he was delighted and that is what counts.

If you are in Illinois or Florida and waiting for your order of Easy Builder building blocks, sit tight they are on their way right now!

Categories: Easy Builders
1Nov

Waiting… waiting… waiting… they are here!

Posted by Ryans Dad on 13th October 2009
Ryan receives his FedEx package, finally.

Ryan receives his FedEx package, finally.

Sometimes it seems like an eternity when you are waiting for something you are excited about. Even more so for a six year old! Ryan has been waiting for a week now for this delivery. This would be the cloth (muslin) bags that we ordered to use for packaging his Easy Builder building blocks. The same bags Ryan insisted on paying for with his lemonade stand money from earlier this summer.

As luck would have it, the FedEx delivery man arrived this morning at the very moment we were going outside to wait for Ryan’s school bus to arrive. Ryan’s face lit up when he realized that the package was for him and that the long awaited bags were finally here. Oh happy day! I grabbed a quick photo (I always have a camera somewhere nearby).

For the last few days he had been anxious to deliver his two most recent orders to friends at school but we didn’t have anything to package them in. ryan-fills-bagsProblem solved. The only down side was that he now had to wait till he got back home to put everything together. His bus arrived just a few minutes after the package.

As soon as Ryan got home from school he couldn’t get that package open fast enough and begin putting the building blocks inside for his friends. So now there are two packages of new Easy Builder building blocks ready and waiting for him to take them to school with him and make his deliveries. He’ll have fun doing that for sure.

Oh, and while he worked his school day away, he accumulated three more sales.

Categories: Easy Builders
13Oct