Thursday, November 23, 2006

A break!

Man......its been 11 days since I last posted, sorry about that. We've had a heck of a run during that time, and as usual very emotionally taxing. Last Thursday we did half of our regular business and I had a doomsday attitude in regards to thinking about what our sales were going to look like on Saturday. It had been the third straight day of soaking rain and I guess folks just said the hell with it and stayed in. Well Friday & Saturday rolled around and were both record days for us and we ended up having our best week yet. Then yesterday and Tuesday were almost double what we've been doing, so if we can just have a good Friday night and Saturday then I'll at least break even for this week, which is all I'm concerned with for this holiday week anyway. This past saturday nights music was off the map! We had a standing room only crowd and they loved them (it was Ward, Dan & Jill playing). I look for this Saturday night to be even larger because folks are wanting to bring their families in, especially those from "up nawth". Ill be in a deer stand the next two days on our farm in Mississippi. Bo is off too, Jackie and crew are taking over for Friday night. Hopefully Bo and I come back recharged!

2 comments:

racheld said...

What part of Miss are you from. I hunt just south of Memphis.

Slim

Rachel`s son.

Pat Martin said...

from Corinth, MS........the very northeast corner of the state

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