I'm not entirely sure where the past 50 weeks went, but here we are with only two weeks to go before New Year's Day.
Christmas Day and New Year's Day both show up on a Tuesday, making it entirely too tempting to schedule a pair of back to back four-day weekends. The good news is that both Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve will likely be quiet as most of our business customers aren't going to bother opening up for a single day in the middle of a four day weekend.
The bad news is that I suspect every business we serve that needs something absolutely positively done between now and New Year's Day for tax purposes is going to be looking to get it done during the three days after Christmas. I expect those three days to be pretty busy. As the old expression goes, we'll need roller skates to keep up.
I'll be working up one last set of orders from our distributors early this week so that we've got everything here by this Friday. I've been having trouble keeping new computers in stock, which I take to be a good sign for the economy.
On a personal note, I've had my wife's presents picked out and purchased for a couple of weeks now. I have never quite mastered the art of doing every bit of Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve like one of my brothers, but three weeks before Christmas has got to be something of a record for me.
Carolyn even shipped out our son's present last week so that he should actually get it before Christmas! Shipping to California is a lot faster than shipping to Japan.
As you head into the holiday season, take the time to spend time with family and friends. There is something magical about the last two weeks of the year. People become more friendly and it is the perfect time to try to mend any relationships that have become strained over the past months. Don't let the opportunity pass by.
That's it for this week. Time to strap on those skates so I can keep moving fast for the next two weeks. Feel free to drop me a line if you have any questions about your computer.
Rob Marlowe, Senior Geek, Gulfcoast Networking, Inc.
(Rob also serves as deputy mayor of the City of New Port Richey. Opinions expressed here are his own and do not necessarily represent the position of the city.)