What a great day! We spent the day walking around New York with our son, Greg. Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge and looking at the skyline actually made me think about tons of ways to use the new fabric line, Downtown!  The memorial at the World Trade Center is amazing and respectful and the construction on the new towers is inspiring and triumphant. It was a wonderful day.  There is a lot of chatter and planning for Hurricane Irene’s arrival tomorrow. The subways will be closed at noon and the stores are packed with people buying supplies “just in case”. Mike and I are planning to fly out on Monday, but we will have to see how that all works out!

Anne and I spoke today and we understand there have been several calls about both new and used machines. Thank you for your calls and we will be sure to call you all as soon as we are back home.