It has been an insane week. Last weekend we participated in the Alpine, Wyoming Mountain Days Show and then we spent a day fly fishing Salt Creek, with our friends George and Val. In addition, our patio furniture and landscaping blocks were both delivered.
We have participated in the Alpine Mountain Days Show since 2015. It ha been one of our best shows and this year we set records for a single day and for the best show ever! We set up last Thursday afternoon and Friday, as usual was an average day, (it's so encouraging when people give compliments on our work and spend their money on our jewelry).
Saturday also started out slow, but the crowd increased, and we got so busy we forgot to take any images. Besides setting a one day record we also found time, before it got busy, to make a few purchases ourselves. One of our friends, Jim, is a stone napper and besides his knives he knapped a stunning blue arrowhead out of fiber optical glass, (I had to buy it)!
The next day our landscaping blocks arrived. We had had them shipped from Idaho Falls, we had to pay the shipping, but it was a lot cheaper then if we tried to haul them in our pickup. They weigh a little over twenty pounds each and so it would have taken us two trips to haul the four thousand pounds of blocks.
On Wednesday we got a call that our patio furniture had been found and was going to be delivered. We had ordered it from a major home improvement company on June 2nd. The shipment had been lost in Aurora, Colorado where Renita prodded the shipping company into locating the case and then shipping our furniture to us. A week later Renita fond out that the shipment had been lost again, with possible locations being Jackson, Salt Lake City, or even Provo, Utah.
We were surprised, two days later, when the company called to inform us that the furniture had been found again and would be delivered soon. It arrived three days later and so now we finally have an almost completed patio. Just a few more landscaping blocks, one hundred and eighty six, to set in place and we will be done for the year!
We have lots of company coming and now we have a place where we can sit outside and enjoy the mountain view. We still have some more landscaping plans, but we will save them for next year! We are also doing three more shows this summer, the first the Coy Wild West Extravaganza, another which is a half day long and the last isn’t until Labor Day weekend. So, it’s almost time for fishing and kayaking and white water rafting.! Clear Skies