Yesterday we closed down the office at 1:00 and headed to the Connecticut River for a company-wide rafting and kayaking expedition, conveniently floating right up to Harpoon Brewery for dinner & rehydration.
It's been a long time since we had a summer event, what with this lovely economy. Over the last few years, a fun afternoon off seemed like a frivolous luxury. That's a shame, because an occasional non-business get together breaks the regular routine of how we relate to each other. I have no idea how to measure it, but there's value in just having fun together.
Speaking of momentous occasions, this morning we recognized Dee for her 20 years with Wild Apple, the first one (well, besides Laurie and me) to hit that milestone. And Patty joined 6 (six!) others who have devoted 15 years to the Wild Apple club. Fortunately, we're in the art business and not the math business, otherwise it would make me feel old. Even more fortunately, we're surrounded by youthful attitudes and positive energy, and I'm grateful to be in such company.