Still this morning we awoke to a drier than dry landscape. Even the dew can't touch the ground without being sucked out of the air before settling on the dusty earth.
Yesterday, I threw the garden hose into the pool to add a little water. Since the filter was actually making a hissing noise as the pump pulled air, I knew we needed some water addition. I put the open hose end into the pool and turned it on around 6:30 or so in the morning. Sometime around 1:15 in the afternoon, Vick let the dogs in and said to me that she hated to be the bearer of bad news, but something was leaking in the pool, under the deck.
PANIC....THOUGHTS OF BEING STUPID...EMBARRASMENT... and probably several more expletives came to mind, as I sheepishly headed for the swimming pool. Vick, of course knowing me like a book well read...asked, "Okay...what's wrong?" Knowing I was caught, I related that I had left the garden hose on for a mere 6¾ hours and the water was now running out of the skimmer box because the pool was probably pretty full by now! To my surprise, Vick said, "Oh, I'm glad it wasn't something more serious than that!", her non-salient reprisal delivered so eloquently, without even breaking stride, as she made her way past me to return to our friend Isabelle, who was visiting in the kitchen. Sometimes Vick knocks my socks off with the element of surprise, because I though she would seize the moment, to push my buttons as I sometimes (almost always) do to her, (knowing of course, she loves it once it dawns on her that I'm kidding) but she didn't!
Anyway, I'm going to the Wilson House and pulling some fiber from Bollero, Luke and Iggy and picking and carding it into sellable lots of mats, which I will then place in bags, label and tag.
We'll have these fiber mats, fiber felting animal project kits, Vick's stained glass artwork, her watercolor art prints and my book to sell from our vendor stand.
The event goes from 10:00Am until 5:00Pm and is a great place to spend the day! Check it out at this link..... http://www.gcswcd.com/wap/EO/bksc/