A week ago I was changing the outgoing messages on the answering machines for Thanksgiving here at Ohmega. It is something that I have done for as long as I can remember being here. Those of you who know us, know that we are open 7 days a week all year-round. We are only closed for 7 major holidays. The seven holidays become signposts along the way in the journey through the year. It struck me, as it usually does, when I started to leave the Thanksgiving message than this year was almost over. Except this time it was a much stronger feeling than usual. This year, particularly, has been a very challenging year for Ohmega Salvage. I wont go into details as I do not want to diminish the challenges that all of you, out there, have also been going through. It is enough to say that there are people and businesses who started the year along side us that are no longer with us. So, as I was leaving the messages it struck me that I and all of us at Ohmega were quite fortunate. If you have been checking in with the blog you know that I have not posted in quite a while. I apologize for the long delay but this years challenges took charge of my time. I have been getting subtle hints, o.k. not so subtle hints, that I needed to get back into it. I thought tonight would be the best time to pick it back up and simply let all of our customers and friends know that all of us here at Ohmega are very much grateful to still be here serving the community and all of you out there both near and far. We extend that gratitude to all of you who have graced our doors over the years and allowed us to serve you. Please know that now, more than ever, we do not take for granted the value of all of your visits to us here at the stores and those of you who travel to us via cyberspace from places all over the world. Places so far away that it still takes me by surprise by your interest in us. As simply as it can be, Thank You!

Sincerely, Steve Smith


  1. I found out about you from looking online. I understand exactly what you're saying, my family has a business here in Modesto, CA. and it's been a grinding year, actually a grinding four years for us. We've been in business since 1979. I so wanted to come by your place in August when we were in the bay area, due to illness wasn't able to make it, but I am looking forward to checking out your selection next time I'm in your neck of the woods. I thank you for what you do hang in there

  2. I'm thankful for Ohmega Salvage as well! My other Bay Area family! Welcome back to the blogosphere, Steve!