Hi all! I made it home!
Attended the Mane Event over the weekend and what an event it was!
Spent Thursday getting packed up, and running around here getting things set up for the weekend. We had snow forecast for Friday , so with cows calving I wanted to make sure we had dry pens. Took out 3 bales of straw , fed the geldings , cleaned the house ,and went through what chores needed to be done with the neighbor and my cousin Kirk, who with my brother in law Marc ,kindly offered to help out while I was away .
Up at %am on Friday , did chores and away I went ! Picked up my sister in law Connie (who was sharing the booth with me , and we drove through a bit of a blizzard till we got to highway 2 .
Arrived in Red Deer at 9 ,plenty of time to unpack and set up the booth (not) for 11am opening . But we got it done! .
As you can see we had a shared booth , this worked well for us manning the booth (after all we need to go to the ladies room now and then ) But the big banner for the insurance proved to be a bit confusing to patrons , so we took it down Saturday . Connie still got lots of contacts and inquiries , but it reduced the confusion and I also was able to make sales and speak to folks
My side of the table , I had my calenders there and flyers for Comet and Quinn, no calenders sold , but several people took a flyer for both colts. Also my photo cards were there.Interesting outcome with that, no cards sold , but I had a couple people ask if I would sell the photos (enlarged ) to them , as a poster size. I gave them my email, and we will see if there is any follow up on that . I did sign and sell some books as well, and got to meet some wonderful folks as well as to see several friends . Crystal , came for a book , and a visit , and we finally had a good chance to hang out and really visit. Matter of fact we talked her into having dinner out with Connie and I as well !
I fully intended to get to some of the sessions , and do some shopping and picture taking , but it just did not happen. We had a young lady from Denmark with us, selling "Cadence beads " and she was such a sweetie, and so excited to see all the things , Connie and I felt like we would have another chance to see the things , so we let her go to most of it . I did do some shopping , but mostly managed to earn more than I spent !
Course if I had seen this...
Saw a gal walking by with it , and just had to grab a shot of it for Mikey!
This little guy was one of so many kids that fell in love with our rocking horse (I bought this a few years ago,one for Miss Abigail, and I guess one for a spare), I actually had agreed to sell it at the end of the show , but I think most folks that said they wanted it were long gone by then , almost wish I had more of them , it was a pretty popular item!LOL Oh well, I like it and there are lots of little ones in my life who will enjoy it
The show was 11-9 Friday 9-8:30 Saturday and 9-5:30 Sunday
A lot of hours! sitting standing walking etc. It was great fun, and a success, however I am one pooped participant , and I believe my feet have filed for divorce!
Home today , and after the wonderful care over the weekend I had to take over and get back at it . The family and friends did great and all was well here when I got home.
When I got up this morning , not so much. But that is a story for another day
Stay safe and well