attack_laurel (attack_laurel) wrote,
attack_laurel
attack_laurel

A vacation...

...was it a vacation?  It didn't feel like much of one, except for not having to get up at 5am every morning.

Yes, I've been off work for a week, and since I only briefly look at my computer at home, I didn't actually update or anything.  Sorry.

As some of you have seen from

sircorby 's pictures (http://gallery.mac.com/mdawson#100077), the old house came down the weekend before last, with much entertainment and silliness, and amazingly, no-one got hurt.  

(I forgot my camera, and he graciously let me use his to document the historic-oid occasion.  Thanks, Corby!)

The old house is now a pile of "to burn" wood and a smoothed-out  area of dirt behind the new house.  All that's left is the oldest slate chimney.  And the goofy mural painted on it.  The Buckingham Beacon is doing a story on it (and we got a few hints that they'd like us to volunteer with them when we move down there - great, a new wardrobe to make, ugh), and so Bob sent them a lovely informative letter and a few pictures.

I spent Tuesday through Friday setting up the shop for Holiday Faire and making sure theblueleader 's prize setup was all in place.  The prize went extremely well, and I almost hope it could be a model for future prizes, but we'll see (at the very least, I'm hoping the little paper flags will become a "thing to do", since it ups the crowd energy when they have flags to wave).  Everyone pitched in and made it a fabulous time - it was definitely a group effort, and I am very grateful to everyone who volunteered to help.  It really paid off, since she had a great time, we all had a great time, and she fought brilliantly.

Not so brilliant was the money-making side of the matter - I did okay, but not as well as I was hoping, and not quite as well as last year.  Sadly, it seemed like people weren't shopping as much, though I did sell all but one of my hats, and the hat pins and feathers did well.  While I sold a few higher price pieces of jewelry, there was a lot of looking and admiring, but not much buying from the general public (EDIT:  My friends and people I know bought quite a bit - just not random shoppers.  And my friends, lovely though they are, can't hope to keep me afloat financially.  :)).  I will have to go on-line.  

That's all the energy I've got for this post - more later.

 

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