Tomorrow’s the first of July already and we’re finally getting summer up north. And you all know what that ultimately means.
I’d planned on heading for the woods this upcoming week. HOWEVER, our politicians in Minnesota can’t come to an agreement on how much more money to spend next year, and if they can’t come to a decision by tomorrow, all non essential state offices will close down including our park system. So for now, the field trip is on hold. But I’m thinking I may have to take an extended trip later to make up for lost time!
It just reminds me of an old joke.
Does anyone know the difference between the government and a troop of Cub Scouts?????? The Cub Scouts have an adult leader.
IF I don’t head up nort’ next week, I’ll most likely hold another auction to raise funds for the flood and tornado victims. I have another of the Lace Wood 56 Factory Test Production knives that will be offered. Shortly after that, I have the IKC Black Buffalo Horn Prototype Sunfish that will be auctioned for the Wounded Warrior Project. Both of these have also been most generously donated by GEC.
The really big event will be Great Eastern’s Rendezvous July 28, 29 & 30. I believe (hope) we’ll get some more updates from Jan right from the show, in real time! Really appreciated her posts during the Blade Show and look forward to more. And along with the Rendezvous will be the release of …… The Whaler!
I’m really glad to see the increase in blogs and discussion groups dedicated to Great Eastern. It wasn’t that long ago that I felt like the lonely voice in the wilderness and now….. I think it’s great that the interest just continues to grow.
Something I’m going to focus on the balance of this year is spending more time evaluating some of the GEC’s. I got wrapped up keeping up with posting information about upcoming releases and really drifted away from one of my passions, testing new products. Each year it’s has steadily gotten busier and busier making it more difficult to actually get out and cut some stuff!!! Somehow, I’m gonna make that happen.
Another thing that’s happened is I’m serving more and more customers that are doing crossover buying between the knives and the shooting related items I’ve got in the store. Some came in looking for pistol magazines or brass and ended up buying a knife plus I find there are more than a few of you that are not only knife collectors but shooters as well. This has had some interesting side affects.
I’ve never made a huge point of advertising it, but I buy and sell a fairly large amount of used shooting and reloading accessories. I’ve done some trading with a few of you for knives, bought some stuff locally, on Ebay, Gunbroker, etc. It’ seems like I end up selling the stuff before I get a chance to list it in the store. Again, one of these days…… Anyway, if any any of you have hunting, shooting, reloading, parts, scopes, etc you want to get rid of, drop me an email. Might be able to work something out.
Well, if you made it this far down the page, that’s probably about all you can stand for today!!! Me too. I have to go make some calls to my congressman.