Six Inches

It is Saturday night. I am sitting in a weekend rental house in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Elaine is a vendor at the MAVWA Fiber Arts Show, formally the Taos Fiber Festival, or something like that. We haven't been to this festival since 2013, and as our crazy lives would have it, we almost missed this one.

In all fairness, we are not prepared to attend festivals this far from home. The first issue is our vehicle. Our SUV is capable of driving that distance with no problem. The problem is that our SUV is too small to carry all our displays, the booth, and Elaine's wearable art. We were able to remedy that issue by renting the largest SUV the budget would allow. Elaine was able to rent a large SUV manufactured in Asia. I took one look at the SUV and said to Elaine, "This one is smaller than the American-made model we rented last time. ' She then said the person at the rental desk said they were the same size.

As we loaded the SUV it was becoming very apparent I was right and the rental person was wrong. With careful planning and loading, we were able to close every door on the SUV but we could not have put so much as a feather in the vehicle.