Well, we had rain yesterday... all day. There were times when it looked as if a thick fog bank had enveloped our parking lot, and usually that means you're getting some sort of misty drizzle. Nope, a walk to my car at lunch was a walk through a constant rain shower. As the day wore on, it got windy. Sitting at a red light after taking the Enola exit off of I81, I watched as the steel posts holding the traffic lights swayed and bobbled in the breeze.
This morning the sun is out. Predictions are for our temps to climb up into the middle 40s (F), and the next few days are supposed to be bright and sunny. Bring it on. I'm tired of the overcast skies.
Retail wise, the store was terribly slow yesterday. There was an interesting article in the NYT about corporate America's struggle with pricing power. I'm seeing that first hand. People have only so much disposable income and are willing to only go so far into debt to buy what they want. I found it interesting to see that some retailers are now talking about profit margins rather than market shares. For years, that was drum beat I heard rolling thunderously down from corporate, "we need to lead in market shares." Not that attitudes have changed substantially, but there is now a hint of reality seeping into that need to satiate Wall Street's demands.
I like monster movies, always have, so when I saw the trailer for Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, I thought it might be an interesting movie. I was wrong. It's a series on Apple TV. What makes this series so intriguing is that it stars both Kurt Russell (remember him) and his son Wyatt, playing Kurt 40 years ago, and the series juxtaposes the current story with the past story. Interesting casting.