The Hunt

April 5, 2012

This Sunday is Easter Sunday

 

 

A big day for the Hutchinson family

 

 

Every year….

 

 

 

After we go to Mass….

 

 

 

We all head over to my Mom’s house

 

For Easter Brunch

 

 

 

Everybody chips in….

 

 

 

We have it down pat by now…

.

 

 

We all bring a dish

 

 

 

My sister Maureen coordinates

 

 

Janet always brings her sausage and egg casserole

 

 

 

A family favorite

 

 

 

There so much food there

 

You would think there were a 100….

 

People there

 

 

 

 

In a few years we may not be off the mark..

 

 

 

If all the grandchildren start having kids

 

We should hit the 100 mark pretty fast

 

 

 

After the meal is done….

 

 

 

 

The fun begins

 

 

 

We do an Easter egg hunt with a twist

 

 

 

There is a battle for the……

 

 

 

Hutch Trophy

 

 

 

This is a competition between the adults and children

 

 

 

We buy 2 puzzles and we take the pieces…..

 

 

 

And place each piece in a plastic egg

 

 

 

Then the children take their puzzle eggs and hide it

 

In the front yard

 

 

 

While the adults take their puzzle eggs

 

And hide them in the back yard

 

 

 

It can be vice a versa…..

 

 

 

When all the eggs are hidden, we meet inside

 

 

And then….

 

 

 

We are off and running

 

 

 

 

Who can find all the plastic eggs and….

 

 

 

Assemble their puzzle first

 

 

 

 

Think there is a little bit of competition going on?

 

 

 

Last summer I told you about the Hutch Olympics….

 

 

 

 

This is training

 

 

 

 

 

Each team is fighting to get bragging rights

 

 

 

The trophy sits in my mom’s kitchen all year….

 

 

 

As a gentle reminder…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family get togethers’ are great

 

 

There is a special bond that is reinforced

 

 

 

 

Time and time again

 

 

We all find ourselves laughing….

 

 

 

When we all……..

 

 

 

Are acting like children

 

 

 

We remember the simple……

 

 

 

Pleasures that life brings

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy and……

 

 

 

Treasure the time……

 

 

 

You share with your family

 

 

 

 

It is one of life’s little miracles

 

 

 

 

Happy Easter and Happy Passover to all

 

My family and friends

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Humbled

December 8, 2010

I hope you don’t have trouble reading this entry. Recently I fell, separated my right shoulder and now I have to write left-handed. 

People who know me say my handwriting is terrible. (I thought you went to Catholic School, didn’t they teach you the Palmer Method)? 

You should see me trying to write and do everything left-handed. 

You never realize just how much we take the everyday things we do for granted until they take your rights (arm) away from you. It might be okay if I was left-handed….. 

But somehow I feel discombobulated. Everything has to be done is slow motion with my left hand. Go ahead try it! 

Try eating with a fork left-handed. 

Comb your hair or brush your teeth. 

I feel like I am going thru rehabilitation. Come on George, I know you can do it. 

How did I hurt my shoulder? Don’t even ask. I wish I could give you a great story. 

You should see what the other guy looked like. 

But no, it was humbling. 

I was actually trying to cross the street at night in front of my office. It is dark and as I was going across the street a car was coming from my right. My first thought was… they seem to be going a little fast. I started to take a couple of quick steps to get to the other side of the street. 

Little did I know that why I am looking to my right at the approaching car and breaking into a jog that a 

“Beware… Pedestrian Crossing” sign was right in front of me. 

What was that? 

Was my first thought, as I was tackled head on… 

glasses flying off my face…. 

I am falling and stumbling to get the first down (across the street and out of the car’s path). 

I throw my right arm out to catch my fall. And as soon as my right hand hit the street….. 

I felt and heard my right shoulder pop out of joint. 

Now I am lying in the middle of the street, (fortunately, the driver stopped and got out of the car) 

The owner of the pizza shop down the street, seeing the whole incident, came running over to help me. 

Are you all right? What happened? Let us help you up? 

I am half in shock…what and the heck hit me?……And in severe pain. 

My first response…… don’t touch me, I just thru out my shoulder

Looking back I can see the sign lying in the middle of the street and my body is locked into crippling position. 

I could not stand up; 

Dragging myself up to my office, (looking like the hunchback of Notre Dame), I yelled to my wife: 

Janet!!!!!! (In extreme pain) 

I threw my shoulder out….. I can’t even stand up…… I need a doctor. 

Seeing me she says, 

What happened?????  Did you get shot?” 

Thinking fast, she ran down the hall. (We happen to have a chiropractor in our building)

Dr Jon comes in, takes one look at me and says: 

Take George to the hospital. 

Did you ever notice that everything takes soooo much longer when you are in pain? 

We headed out to Virtua Hospital in Voorhees and let me tell you they did a great job. 

Kudos to my old classmate, Rich Miller, keep up the good work. 

I have a doctor, a doctor assistant and a nurse all pulling me in 3 different directions. Move a little more to the left, hold still, higher on your end…. but all of a sudden…. 

….Pop….my shoulder went back in. 

How do you feel sir? Are you still in pain? 

Anything has to be better than how I was feeling when I got here. 

What did you give me?  

Am I going to feel more pain later? 

What should I take if it starts to hurt later? 

Are you going to give me anything just in case it starts to hurt? 

So it goes, they put Humpty Dumpty back together again. 

For the next three weeks, I have my right arm in a sling……No Driving.

The doctor says there appears to be no ligament damage and I can start rehab on my right shoulder around the Christmas Holiday. 

Sounds like good news to me…. but how am I suppose to cut down my Christmas tree? 

JANET!!!!!!

The Little Things

November 30, 2010

I was driving down the Garden State Parkway a couple of weeks ago and I was enjoying the full color spectrum of the fall trees. Some of the trees were beginning to lose leaves but looking on a mile or so ahead, it presented a beautiful view. 

I really love this time of year and how God uses the landscape to paint a perfect picture. 

Turning onto the Atlantic City Expressway, I started to notice that the picture was fading. No longer could I see the brilliant colors ahead, for the trees were almost bare once I got to mile marker 13.5. 

I was a little surprised, for you would think that the fall splendor is universal in the area? 

I didn’t realize that there exist little pockets; that have their own hours to shine. 

We all must exist on our own timeline! 

What made mile marker 13.5 the breakpoint? 

That started me thinking. All the little things we just take for granted on a daily basis. 

What made me stop and take notice of the difference? 

Why? 

Because that is part of my character and that is what we do here at HBS. 

We look at the little things, the cost that most companies just take for granted. 

Most of our items are just budgeted for. 

What did we pay last year and how much do you think it may go up? 

     Electric…. Natural Gas…. Voice… Data…. Unemployment Taxes…. Sales Tax 

Need I say more? 

We call these costs the unsung heroes! 

These are daily cost of doing business that most companies tend to ignore. 

We find many people are resistant to change but: 

The only thing constant in life is change!  

Each client is unique. 

Each opportunity opens the door to defining what the client is currently doing; 

Exploring various options and 

Providing solutions, designed to increase efficiency and savings. 

We understand that the current economic climate has been difficult for many businesses. 

HBS provides: 

Smart Solutions for Smart Business

Many times, it is the little things that provide the best opportunities. 

Would you like to know more? Email george@hbsadvantage.com or call 856-857-1230.

Visit us on the web www.hutchinsonbusinesssolutions.com

A Lot of Singles

October 20, 2010

 The baseball playoffs are in full swing and already I’m feeling the angst. Somehow the Phillies can do that to you. They have proven that they are as capable of playing and beating any team in the league (on any given night).

It seems to be feast or famine. One night everyone is hitting and they score a ton of runs. The next night, H2O is throwing a great game and the Phillies will not put a run on the board.

We find ourselves sitting there, on the edge of our seat. Victorino singles; Utley gets hit by a pitch, Palanco walks and then here comes Howard. Just one swing of the bat and the momentum will change. Howard is more than capable of doing it, but will he?

Many of us are always looking for that one big play that will break the spell and open the floodgates. Put us back in the game.

Well, we may hit that homerun at times in a clutch situation but I have found that life is made up of a lot of singles.

Singles aren’t bad!! If you are going for singles, many times you may find you get an extra base hit. Go on, stretch it out and slide in there for a double.

It’s what keeps the juices flowing. Go ahead; mix it up a little.

If we are constantly swinging for the fence, we are more apt to find disappointment. Not to say we won’t put one over the fence eventually but you may also strike out a lot.

There has to be a balance in life.

Have you ever heard…It’s the little things mean a lot.

As in baseball, I have also found this to be true in our business.

HBS provides Smart Solutions for Smart Business.

Have we ever hit a homerun? Yes we have.

But what have we built our business on?

Service!!!

People like to deal with someone they know, feel comfortable with and trust to do the right thing.

It is these qualities that form the bond of friendship and can help grow any business.

It is the little things that mean a lot.

Let’s keep hitting those singles!!

Go Phils!!!