12/9/2008: It is with sadness that I report that my mother passed away yesterday, December 8 in Las Vegas following a long illness. She showed amazing stamina and kept her sense of good humor until the end. She will be sorely missed by family and friends and our consolation is that she is now in a better place. Funeral services will be held at the end of this week. We should be able to gradually return to normal website operations starting next week. Thanks to everyone who showed their understanding and patience during this difficult period.
12/1/2008: Thank all of you who have sent your positive thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. My mother is home from the hospital resting now so she is surrounded by loved ones. We will update you periodically over the course of time.
I would like to notify readers that at the present time my family and I are dealing with a medical emergency that will impact the operation of this website to a certain extent.
The time frame is unknown at this point and will mainly affect the posting of new blogs and the reply to email inquiries. There should be little impact on the shipping and handling of orders placed on a routine basis.
If we should be slow in replying to your communications please understand the reason and the fact that I am now spending very little time in the office.
Your thoughts and prayers at this time of need would be greatly appreciated by my family.