JOE’S CORNER: Pulling A ‘Rommel’


The past few weeks have been rough, both physically and emotionally.  I have pushed out two full months worth of sales in two weeks time.  This means a lot more hours standing than usual, and my back has suffered for it.  It also means a lot of opening and closing the pressure pots, and my wrists are sore from that, as well.  It’s like carpel tunnel syndrome, but it’s different.  After work, I’ve been trying to keep up with the house chores and property.  Five acres takes a bit of keeping up, as you may know.  On top of all that, I have a puppy who has seen to it that I am on combat hours again.  So, in short — I’m whipped!

This is why I have decided to take the next two weeks off.  The virus canceled two of our scheduled vacation trips this year already, so I’m past due as it is.  So, from tonight, June 19, until Monday morning, July 6, I will not just be slow, I will be shut down entirely.  I am giving myself two weeks off — entirely off!  No obligations whatsoever.

You can still order, but your orders will not be processed until I get back to work on the 6th.

Folks, I’m just trying to keep myself healthy and prevent burnout.  I  hope and pray each of you will understand, and that you will forgive any inconvenience this may cause you.

So, with that said, I’m off.  See you in two weeks.

Stay safe,



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