Update on Craig | Thermometers | 4-Post Rack Rails | Overcoming Adversity | News to Start Your Day
(October 14th is National Dessert Day! What’s your favorite dessert?)
It’s Hump Day, friends! I hope your week has been productive. This time of year it seems like the days fly by around here. I guess that comes naturally with more activities, less daylight and a push to end the year well.
Many of you have asked for an update on Craig. He’s doing well! His knee is completely healed now, no more limping or brace. He’s working with a friend on some clean out, organization and other projects around our place. So far they spent a week cleaning and organizing our barn, and it looks awesome! He’s always been good at big clean up projects. They even mopped the concrete floors and pulled the RV into its home. The kids are loving riding their bikes in the big open space now.
This week he is working on some wifi improvements in our home, has a tree company coming to remove some dead trees, and is working on little handy things like adjusting doors that don’t catch just right. Rest for him rarely involves sitting and relaxing. He is enjoying the mental break for sure. We appreciate you all asking about him!
Make sure you check out our product updates below. Rebecca, Jason and team are working hard to bring you good content each and every day. Besides the new product, bundle and pricing updates, I especially love the fact section that Jason curates for us.
See you on the other side of the hump…
Today’s Product Updates from Rebecca:
Happy Wednesday! Today I wanted to point your attention to a few products we haven’t highlighted here in a while… thermometers! We have two great options and phenomenal prices! These are both non-contact infrared thermometers for quick and precise readings!
Don’t forget about our selection of face masks! We are offering great deals on the 100 Pack Bundle and the 1,200 Pack Bundle of the Medical Grade N95 Face Masks! If you’re buying in quantities, don’t miss out on the savings from these bundles!
We’re also quickly selling down our stock of our 3M face masks so grab them now!
- 3M 8200 N95 Protective Face Mask (20 Pack) – $80
- 3M 8511 N95 Protective Face Mask w/Cool Valve Technology (10 Pack) – $65 (Only 26 packs left!)
- 3M 8210Plus N95 Protective Face Mask (20 Pack) – $120 (Only 2 packs left!!)
Reminder: Get free shipping on your PPE orders by using coupon code PPESHIP at checkout!
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Today we’re also taking a look at our 4 Post Rack Mount Adjustable Rails! These 1RU adjustable rack mount rails are made from 14 gauge powder coated steel and are adjustable from 20.25” to 33.25”. These universal rails offer simplicity and versatility to get the devices you need mounted in the rack quickly and safely! They can be installed in any 19”, 23” or 30” four-post rack and hold up to 200 lbs! These rails come with (4) 10-32 and (4) 12-25 rack screws so that you can install straight out of the box!
Overcoming Adversity – by Gary our Chief Administrative Officer
(If you missed the previous parts of this series, you can read them on our blog.)
Apollo Mission Moment #8
The explosion aboard Apollo 13 destroyed a major portion of their power generating capacity and forced them to shut down all but essential systems. As a consequence, the crew of Apollo 13 had been living at 36 degrees Fahrenheit with no coats or blankets for several days and functioning with little or no sleep. One crew member had a 104 degree Fahrenheit fever. And, there was not enough power to run the guidance computer for a course correction burn necessary to keep them from dying in space. Yet the crew overcame all these obstacles to successfully complete that burn and other death-defying tasks in the mission dubbed the “successful failure.”
Adversity comes to every business. Each of those moments is an opportunity to learn something—about yourself and about your business. We must meet adversity had on or it will derail us. Adversity which merely distracts us is best ignored for if we allow that distracting adversity to divert our energy and attention from the objective, we infuse it with destructive power.
LEVERAGING THE MOMENT:
- Set aside time to periodically rest and recharge. The emotional energy to overcome adversity is tightly linked to a healthy mind and body.
- Periodically reassess what’s important. A deep understanding of the important helps you avoid effectiveness-sapping distractions by the urgent but trivial things in life.
- Surround yourself with a few close personal friends who will both support and challenge you when the going gets tough.
“Never, never, never give up!” (Winston Churchill)
News to Start Your Day With:
- Right at 38,436,000 cases worldwide, with 28,891,100 people who have recovered, with 1,092,124 deaths AND 8,094,900 cases in the US with over 5,227,700 people have recovered, with 220,939 deaths.
- New research out of Japan suggests that airborne coronavirus particles travel farther in dry environments, potentially making humidifiers a valuable tool for fighting contagion. The study is the latest from Japanese research institute Riken, which has been using the world’s top supercomputer, Fugaku, to model how the coronavirus spreads in different scenarios. At higher humidity levels, particles hung in the air for shorter periods and were less likely to reach someone seated on the opposite side of a dining table, the researchers found.
- Walmart said Wednesday that it will have in-store Black Friday sales, but it’s breaking them up into three different sales events. The big-box retailer is taking safety precautions, such as having employees distribute sanitized shopping carts and limiting the number of customers inside the store.
- Panera Bread is the first national restaurant chain to label menu items as climate friendly. Sara Burnett, Panera’s vice president of wellness and food policy, said that more than half of Panera’s carbon footprint comes from the food that they serve. A 2019 report from the United Nations found that the global food system accounts for 37% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
- The New Orleans Saints, unable to have fans at home games amid the coronavirus pandemic, met with LSU officials Tuesday about the possibility of playing games in Baton Rouge, and the NFL said it will consider adding the 18th week to the regular season if it cannot play every game during the 17 weeks scheduled.
- Netflix has ended free trials for new customers in the US, after years of giving away the first month of its service free. The streaming service’s US sign-up page said trials are no longer available, with Netflix instead touting how it lets you cancel anytime at no cost. “We’re looking at different marketing promotions in the United States to attract new members and give them a great Netflix experience,” a Netflix spokeswoman said Tuesday.
- If you are still trying to catch a deal on Amazon’s Prime Day deals, CNET.com has broken down some of the best deals on Amazon. Prime Day ends today. Meanwhile, Wired.com has a list of the best deals from Amazon’s top competitors.
- Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has unveiled prototype robots that can inspect individual plants in a field, to help farmers improve crop yields. The robot buggies roll through fields on upright pillars, so they can coast over plants without disturbing them. The goal is to collect huge amounts of data about how crops grow.