...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
(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.