Monday, June 16, 2008

Finally a moment for a long deep breath...

We made it through the GS trip and Cottonwood Festival. Now we have time to put our home back in order, before the disaster relief people start to show up because of the "tornado" damage to our home! What a mess. We came home Friday afternoon about 4:30pm and we were unpacked and repacked and back in Hastings by 6pm. While we were trying to set up, people were sorting through our piles (that was CRAZY)! We did very well sales wise over the weekend and had a wonderful time meeting and talking with other artists from Graham Gallery. Mina came home with some wonderful art from the children's art tent. Local artists were asked to donate a piece of art and then the kids got to purchase the art for themselves. Adults weren't allowed in the tent! On the GS trip front~EXCITING! We spent Wednesday evening in the storm shelter due to all of the tornadoes in the area. That was the same night as the Boy Scout camp tragedy in Iowa. Thursday brought paddle boating, water parking, and play in a giant playground at Mahoney State Park. Friday we cooked breakfast, and then went horseback riding. I had "Lightning" which of course didn't bode well. He was an "independent" thinker, eating when he wasn't supposed to, trying to bite me for stopping the snacking, thwacking me in the head with a tree branch after another snack of leaves came loose, and dancing in a startled circle after a fish scared him. We were definitely ready to come home on Friday. Exhausted, the girls slept from the time we loaded them in the car in Lincoln after gas fill up and a quick lunch, until we got to Hastings to unload one of the girls with her family. Last night after we got home, I slept in the chair for an hour and went to bed at 9pm. I so didn't want to get up this morning!

3 comments:

Angie said...

Glad you made it home safe and sound. Hope your damage at home from the tornado isn't too bad. Sounds like the festival was a huge success for you - congrats!

Carla said...

Congratulations on a successful show!

Stephanie & Chris Haussler said...

Thanks guys! Angie, the damage to our home was done by us! The whirlwind in which we have lived the last few weeks is what reeked the havoc at home! I sometimes wonder if we shouldn't just move and start over! It might be easier!

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