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It's Not Over

Before we get started on something new, I think I should take the time to close out the story of our Salida Art Show saga.

It turns out our water well did not dry up after all. What really happened was our pump had electrical problems. Without getting too technical, an electrical problem outside the house created an electrical problem inside the house, which resulted in the pump not being able to bring water from underground into the house. The truly great news is once the electric problems were corrected, we have more water than we have had since we bought the house.

Coming back from Salida was not without its challenges. First, I needed to get my brother’s truck(s) back so he could use them in his concrete business. My nephew and I anticipated the truck pulling the trailer would overheat going home. It did! Leaving early in the morning, taking advantage of the cool mountain air, helped a little. Of course, as the day got warmer, so did the truck. Needless, to say we took our time, letting the truck’s engine cool and we made it home.

Over the past weekend, I discussed with Elaine that I would not attend another Art Show. Elaine said she understood and agreed. We had been to our last Art Show. I had been trying to get Elaine to have our own Art Show in Fort Collins. I was so happy, we were in total agreement.

Driving home Elaine brought up how nice it was that the Salida Art Show organizers invited her to another show.

Elaine: Salida is really pretty in September. Me: I imagine it is. Elaine: The September show is a lot like the show in Taos we used to go to. Me: I’ve heard that. Elaine: A lot of our friends now go to Salida instead of Taos. Me: I’ve heard that also. Elaine: I was sure nice to be invited like that. They said they really want us to come. Me: Yeah, that was nice. (I feel tears welling up inside.) Elaine: Maybe we should take Ivy and the twins. We can get a double booth and Ivy can sell her stuff too. Me: (Sobbing) You’ve already signed up, haven’t you? Elaine: No, but I think we should.

I don’t know if we are going to Salida, or not. I do know Ivy likes the idea, also. I think about who is going to watch the dogs, chickens, llamas and Mac the Yak. I also know before Salida comes the Hot August Knits Yarn Crawl and the Wild West Knitting Retreat. I have tons of work to prepare for those events. OK, I relay don’t do anything for yarn crawl or knitting retreat, but Elaine and Ivy do a lot. If they want to ruin my life and send me to another Art Show, I can’t stop them.

I guess I will be getting ready for another trip to Salida.

Our crazy lives!


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