After August 17th I will be out of the office vacationing up north to visit my children and will return on August 31st. I will fill all orders prior to my departure. I thank all of you who have patronized me in the past years, and I look forward to providing continued good service. I am placing this message ahead of time to allow you to become aware of my upcoming absence. Even while I am away I will respond to emails and provide purchase acknowledgements, but I will not be able to fill them--of course--until I return.