Diary of a Demented Store Owner

Monday, 5 April 2010

Literally Walking Out the Door

Just doing a final check on some emails, while almost walking out the door for a quick vacation (store will still be ably run of course), and I got some news- one disturbing, the other almost as disturbing.
Firstly, to Gary Brown, someone that gets picked on and teased mercilessly in this blog- not out of meanness, but out of my affection for him and Dot (how she puts up with him, I'll never understand)(do a quick search on Gary Brown, or any derivative of that name and see the onslaught of entries referencing him and you'll see what we mean). Over the weekend, his family were the victims of an unfortunate and devastating household mishap, that will affect them for months to come. We all sympathize.
Secondly, our One and Only Glass Supplier sent me wonderful news! They've reduced their U.S. surcharge down to just under 2% (actually 1.9%).
Hmmm. let's check the dollar...
at the exact moment their email came in, our dollar was 0.3 cents away from parity, at 99.7 cents.
Yup, makes total sense...

1 comment:

FusedLight said...

My Dear Sir:

Thank you ever so much for the kind words! The Little Lady (WHACK goes the 2x4 hitting my head as I say that) I, and The Youngsters are currently ensconced in a humble domicile a mere 10 minute scooter ride from The Manse. We'll survive, as will the house, but it will be a trying experience.

I shall endeavor to chronicle the triumphs and travails of The Event in my blog http://selbydale.com .

Your h'mbl & o'bt s'vnt. etc etc.
G. Brown

(In all seriousness (from me??), thanks. The support The Dot and I have gotten from our friends has meant the world to us.)