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DRAGON'S BREATH The Official Newsletter of Heroes and Dragons http://www.heroesanddragons.com ________________________________________________________________ From: [email protected] v7.16: January 4, 2002 - OPEN FOR BUSINESS ________________________________________________________________ CONTENTS: >> We Are Open, but Closing Early! >> New Comics Arrive on Monday, January 7 ... and Again on Wednesday, January 9 >> Other Delays and Schedule Changes at H&D >> About Southerners and Snow ... ________________________________________________________________ >> WE ARE OPEN, BUT CLOSING EARLY! ________________________________________________________________ As of noon today (Friday, January 4), Heroes and Dragons is open for business. However, we will close early tonight (at 6:00pm) so that everyone can get home before the 7:00pm Winter Freeze Warning here in Columbia. We should return to our normal business hours tomorrow (Saturday, January 5). >> NEW COMICS ARRIVE ON MONDAY, JANUARY 7 ... AND AGAIN ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9 ________________________________________________________________ Due to snow delays, we have NOT received this week's new comics. We expect them to arrive on Monday morning and to be on sale at our regular time -- by 3:00pm. Next week will be interesting, indeed: We expect our regular shipment to arrive on time, so there will be even *more* new comics next Wednesday, January 9! >> OTHER DELAYS AND SCHEDULE CHANGES AT H&D ________________________________________________________________ The snowstorm has also disrupted our regularly scheduled eBay auctions. If you're looking for new merchandise on eBay, please check back with us on Sunday evening. Due to missing several hours of work this week -- between the New Year's holiday and the snowstorm -- I won't be sending a regularly-scheduled DRAGON'S BREATH this weekend. I've got other projects to catch up on; otherwise, I won't have anything exciting to tell you about in DRAGON'S BREATH! Look for our next regularly-scheduled issue on or around January 13. >> ABOUT SOUTHERNERS AND SNOW ... ________________________________________________________________ If you live in a part of the world where snow is common, you probably think we Southerners are -- well, to put it politely -- panicky, reactionary whiners. I mean, closing the store for a whopping 3 or 4 inches of snow? Here's the deal: We aren't prepared for snow. We don't have many plows, we only have a small contingent of people who are trained for winter weather, and we just don't know how to drive in the stuff. I personally don't own snow chains or snow tires, and I don't even have a four-wheel drive vehicle. When you take all of that into account, it's no wonder we err on the side of caution when the snow starts falling. On the other hand, snow is such a rarity in South Carolina that preparing for it would largely be a waste of time. (We're much better off preparing for hurricanes in this part of the country!) So, in the rare instances when we *do* have a big snowfall, we close up and go home. We sip hot chocolate, watch the news, and reconcile ourselves to the fact that we're not going anywhere for a day or two -- unless it's on foot. So thanks for your patience, and rest assured that we're here to serve you. While you're at it, you might want to wish me luck in getting home tonight. After all, I am a Southerner, and I don't have snow chains. Call me when hurricane season rolls 'round ... .
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