Over its history, the company has been through a series of evolutionary steps. Even in the past five years, we’ve remodeled our store so many times you wouldn’t recognize it. We’ve added custom installation, better displays and a new storefront. The volume and the size of the business have grown 40 times in the past 23 years. The business will celebrate its 99th anniversary in November.
My dad, who turned 80 earlier this year, even to this day, is extremely insightful. He always set a good example ethics-wise and taught me the value of relationships. He’s always thinking about long-term things. He’s the hero of my growing up years.
As for the fourther quarter, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, I’m afraid we may be pining for the relative sanity of Q4 in 2006. It’s very possible that by comparison we’re going to think that Black Friday and the balance of 2006 was relatively sane compared to what we’re going to see at the end of 2007.