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Happy 4th of July: Word on the Street — June 27th thru July 1st

July 3rd, 2011 COMMENTS
July is Upon Us

Word on the Street by Kevin Carty

July is Upon Us

You can always tell when we hit July. Crickets can be heard at night, but their sounds are almost louder during the day. Yes, I am referring to how slow our industry gets in July. You can almost always set your calendars and clocks to it.

Not that I don’t like busy times, but it’s nice to have some down time. Not just for business but for personal stuff as well.

Personally, July means that I can take days off mid-week occasionally without feeling like I might get behind. So I was lucky enough to take my son to his first baseball game. And our favorite team was playing just up the road. The Braves were playing an inter-league series in Seattle, so we drove up for a day game on Wednesday. And true to what I had been told by others, there is nothing  like experiencing that “first game” with your son. Pretty cool stuff! Even made the jumbo screen during the 7th inning stretch. And for those who have met my son, you know that kid has quite the melon. And seeing it on the jumbotron did not help make it any smaller. 🙂

Business-wise this is when we tend to focus on cleaning up, organization, and general housekeeping. Which also means I spend a lot of time with my head in spreadsheets. Yippee! NOT! Seriously though, I consider myself one of those weirdos who likes working on spreadsheets and burrowing into the numbers. Even though I complain about it endlessly.

In doing so, I do need to share that because of some very recent increases from vendors, some more severe than others, we will be making some selective mid-year increases over the next few weeks. We’ll send out specifics as those come to fruition.

Anyway, I hope you get some downtime over this long weekend with your loved ones. And take some time to enjoy the freedoms we have in this great country.

Take care and be well.

Happy 4th of July!

“Liberty is the right to choose. Freedom is the result of the right choice.”

–Kevin Carty

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