Monday was the first really busy day of 2008. Lots of orders to fulfill. It started with terrible news: Gerard’s wife called and said he was taken to the hospital because he fainted in the subway. We also had no internet connection and spent hours on the phone with Verizon. When the connection returned, the server was down. In short, we didn’t/couldn’t do anything until lunch time, when our fortune started to turn: we heard that Gerard was fine and would come to work the following day; Alan fixed the server, the Gustiamo holiday logo is up on our website and Antonio brought frittata for lunch. We started to pick, pack and ship after lunch. At the end of the day, we were exhausted, but still smiling.