Back from Blade
First, a huge THANK YOU to all who helped make this Blade Show such a success for us. Richard came away inspired, enthused, humbled, and grateful. He may not have visions of sugarplums dancing in his head but rather new tweaks, designs, and ideas. It's always great visiting with good friends we usually only see once a year. Both of us are notoriously bad about remembering to take pictures. We suffer from camnesia - we either forget to take a camera or forget to use it when we do have one! All this to say we only came away with two photos from the entire show: [caption id="attachment_321" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Meet the Press![/caption] and [caption id="attachment_322" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Visiting with Clayton[/caption] The 4F Giveaway was a lot of fun. We got some interesting comments and looks when we said it was free, no strings attached. Guess people just aren't used to getting something for nothing. The winner was Sean from New Orleans. He had already left the show when we drew his number but he sounded excited to have won. And no, Richard did not think it was a good idea for me to deliver it in person so USPS did the honors. I told him I'd think of him while eating my beignets, but he didn't go for it - darn, maybe next time. [caption id="attachment_330" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The 4F for Giveaway[/caption] As soon as we got home we hit the ground running. Wednesday was our son's 21st birthday and he chose to do branding as a way to celebrate. It's true, The Boy ain't right! [caption id="attachment_323" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Branding[/caption][caption id="attachment_324" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The Boy in the chute, Richard on the right[/caption] On Friday my guys surprised me by finally starting the long-awaited wood floor project in our living room/dining room. You know how they tell you to acclimate the boxes for at least two weeks before laying, well, we won't discuss exactly how much longer than those said two weeks those boxes sat in our house. But the end is near, we are 2/3rds of the way done and tomorrow I'll be slip sliding my way across. And none to soon either as my Dyson decided to bite the dust on Friday evening. [caption id="attachment_325" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The Tangent in action![/caption] [caption id="attachment_326" align="aligncenter" width="300"] It's a snap-- and Richard's knees are snap. crackle, and pop![/caption] [caption id="attachment_327" align="aligncenter" width="168"] The Man isn't known for his fit and finish for nothing! [/caption] Because of all this non-knife related work that is going on around here we haven't figured out a timeline for opening the books on any of the models yet. As soon as we come up with a plan we will let you all know. Thanks again for your interest and enthusiasm. It means a lot to us.