sidelined…stupid mistake

So, they say you become smarter with age.  Some would say that’s true.  I’m a pretty smart guy but apparently I didn’t listen to that “inner voice” that was saying “don’t do that”.  In an effort to move a heavy object down some stairs, I almost made it to the bottom…one step away, when my right foot caught and then the object came down on me and my leg causing my right leg to collapse underneath me and ultimately breaking my right ankle.  Hmmm….should have listened to that inner voice.  So, after surgery tomorrow to repair the damage to my ankle, and my ego, and a cast for the next 6 weeks…I should be on my way back to a full and active life.  In the meantime and at the busiest time of the year, we will have to learn to adapt to what is thrown at us.  It’s funny how “accidents” make you appreciate how good you have things when life is going day to day normally and you just don’t have time to think of the “what if’s?”. 

So…good health to all of you out there and hey…have a “Great Adirondack Day”.
Your Adirondacy Candle Guy

Open House planning

The warm summer nights have turned to that much anticipated “cool night” weather we love to move into in Upstate NY.  The leaves are starting to turn, the nights are cooler, the garden is giving up its last of its products….and the phone has already started to ring off the hook with orders for candles.  We just love this time of year!  Unfortunately the only down side is we can’t really enjoy the season like most people do because we’re so busy working long hours trying to make candles, and more candles, and more candles.  On top of the normal business we are (as always this time of year) in the throws of getting ready for our Annual Open House the first week of November.  Continue reading

Setting up my blog

Okay…learning something new is never easy, many mistakes happen.  But if you never try, then you never give yourself the opportunity to succeed!  I’m an’ll learn that over time on our journey with my blog.  Maybe that’s the “sales” side of me…you see, the candle business we created is actually my second job.  I’ve always been in sales and I love the challenge of that type of work.  Sales has also helped me to be a better business Entrepreneur as we grow our business.  Creating our business (back in 1994…wow, that’s along time ago!) has really been a great learning experience.  We did it all on our own, made some mistakes along the way, but have had so many success’s too.  We keep challenging ourselves each year to grow a little bit more.  Are we growing as fast as I’d like to?  No, but we’re growing at our pace.  So….continue to challenge yourself in whatever it is you want to do….shoot for the moon, if you fall short you still land in the stars. 

From where I sit, looking at what we’ve created and the beautiful family and life we’ve built along the way….well…”now ‘Dack’s a great life!”   ‘Dack’s” is a slang for Adirondack’s, and a great life is what we again, “Dack’s a great life”.   One more thing…check out our company at, or become a fan at  Thanks, Have a Great Adirondack Day!

New Journey

Hello everyone!
This is my first post as Adirondack Candle Guy…not sure where this journey will take me and you, but let’s record our time on this path together and see where it leads.

For now…have a Great Adirondack Day until we get together again soon.