Monday, April 07, 2008

That was a loooong weekend

Another Medieval Fair is over. This time the weather worked out nicely: some storms blew through Thursday night but it stayed partly cloudy and cool-to-warm Friday through Sunday*. Which meant neither mud to slog through or hot temperatures to sweat through. And a good time was had by all.

Did demos on the forge all three days, spaced through with "Can you fix this?" and "Can you make this?" Ran into the people I only see at fairs, Fenris & humans came by to drink out of the quench bucket as usual, and got a bit sunburned. As usual. By Saturday afternoon you can see all the women who come out in low-cut blouses and push-up bodices- or just plain skimpy attire- who forgot sunscreen; some of them must practically glow in the dark. And you do see some of the people who caused Jeff Foxworthy to announce "Spandex is a privilege, not a right". Yeesh.

Today, I'm achy in joints, tired, and really could have used about another hour of sleep. However, since they're talking about rain I had to unload the truck, put tools & metal away, mow, do laundry and, since there's a big trash pickup this week, pull together a bunch of tree limbs that had been cut up and set aside and carry them around front. And soon as that's done, put away all the stuff in the living room floor. THEN I can catch up on things.


*Weather at this fair has ranged from damn cold and sleeting to 80's with strong, gusting winds: pouring rain to dry and dusty. I have on some weekends moved the walls on the tent around each day because the wind had changed direction each day..

1 comment:

Fire said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. But I'm glad that I am not you...having to do about 50 things before you can settle in. That sucks.