So just when life is rosy, and I’m feeling spunky, I made a big booboo. You see I am showing my shirts at Art in the Park this Saturday, (June 6, 2015) and recently booked a booth space at the Deer Creek Fiddlers Convention for the following weekend (June 13) to make the most of the time it takes to prepare for a show and load the van…. I just figured I’d leave the shirts in the van between shows…
So, the booboo: I was taking non-show stuff out of the van a couple of nights ago, and got distracted. I left the side van door wide open all night. Why was this a problem? Well, it rained about 4″ that night and my carpeted van was quite saturated. Luckily no art work was in there, but still a wet van is nasty. So I shop-vacced it, ran a little space heater, even used an iron on the carpet with a blotter fabric…and finally remembered the dehumidifier (which is working great.)
Why haven’t we had the hot Maryland days that we had last week to help me dry out? We went weeks without rain and now its is raining every day which doesn’t help me much. Now I’ll have to unload all the shirts as soon as I get home from Art in the Park so they don’t absorb funky smells from drying carpet. Ahh, the best laid plans.
So my bins of hand-printed shirts and much more await loading until the very last minute. By the way I have a ton of shirts and I hope you will take one (at least) home from Art in the Park or the Deer Creek Fiddlers Convention.
Then to top off this streak of bad luck, I slammed my finger in the van’s sliding door a couple of hours ago. It’s not broken, but it is a fat and damaged finger which I can not bend–well maybe because it is splinted. How do you like my professional bandage and splint job? Thanks for letting me take a few moments of your time to whine and share my booboo wirh you. I do feel better now. See you this weekend or next. And know that I have gone to great measures to keep your shirts smelling fresh for you! Cheers!