Monday, August 20, 2012

Gold Rush... August 2012... History...

Gold Rush...2012... History..
Oh My... What a Ride...
What a Frickin' Roller Coaster Ride!!!
When Laura....e-mailed...and said she was in the ER... that's when the the little Coaster Car....began.....on it's 'Journey'...
I was worried sick...for her... and...Thankfully....she is home...from the hospital...and sounds like is perking along...: )
{She was Missed by All...at Gold Rush!!!}
My head...always races... before a Show... anyway...
Thank God...For Peg....
I had to load another truck...fast...to fill Laura's space....and...as much as I Love to drive...
I knew...I couldn't drive two trucks...at the same time....
Thanks to John...and the Boys...for helping load! In a Hurry!!! oh my...
I was Leary about having Peg drive the Fusie...{driving the Ford...wasn't an option... it's a stick...Peg...doesn't 'do'..a stick}...
But...she assured me..she could handle it...
and...By Gosh... She Did!
She should get her CDL...and we'll go Over the Road....
Truck Drivin' Mama's!!!
When we arrived... to set up...it was all I could do...to get the Bigs off... Thankfully....I found Porters...later...{thanks Cindy B. } and...Peg did more than she should have...then....Lynn and Lea... arrived... That's when it all started coming together! Holy Smokes! Bless Their Hearts!!!
But...I gotta tell ya... I was whipped...Don't know what I would have done without all of them...
This was a Load... a Big...Big...Load!
We worked on it all day, Friday... and it was Wonderful...seeing everyone...the Customers....{friends : ) } who make it a point...to come see us First! What Angels....
That is why...out of all of the Shows... I do... 'Gold Rush'... has always been the one... I will keep...no matter... I have such a Loyal Following... Wonderful People...
and...the other Dealers... in our Building...Bruce...and Nancy... across from us... I Love those two...{Sorry, Bruce... I wouldn't Dance...on the table..at Michael's...for ya....: ) I have to try and behave...after last year's..."Incident"...it's too soon...for doing that...Last years...episode..is...well... a bit too fresh...in their minds...: ) ahhh...I'm...Walkin' The Line...at Michael's...for a while...oh...ya...: )}there are some Great Folks..in our building... who have been there...forever...
I had a Wonderful Surprise...when Nancy S. and her Darling Husband....Walt...came to visit us...I now have their Old Booths.... We were neighbors... for Years....
When they left Gold Rush...for good... it was a Huge Loss... Every time..I pull in...for the Show... I think of them....and miss them...so....it's not the same...without them....
The Show...was Very Good! Friday and Saturday...We Smoked...
Sunday...was quiet...
It was so nice outside...I think the Customers....shopped outside....in the Sunshine!
We spent two...Lovely...Evenings...at Michael's...
Folks always tell me about other places to go eat...when in Rochester...
My reply...
"there...is only...One Restaurant...in Rochester...and...that is Michael's...."
Love it!
Thanks..to Mary...Kevin...Lois..Chery...Sheryl...Terri...Sarah...Kelsy...Mark...
Lynn...Lea...Allison...Shannon...
and...Pegadoo
For making it Fun....Evenings...
{sorry about my 'melt down'...Friday... I received...some bad news {heartbreaking...}...over dinner...and couldn't seem to pull out of it... a 'Mad Hatter'...thing.. wearing...my emotions... on the surface....}
Sunday...was a Tuff day....
I was carrying a Heavy...Heavy... Concrete Bunny... to a Sweet Girl's car...my foot twisted...on the Large...Lava Rock...beside the building... and I fell...I knew....I didn't dare drop the Rabbit....so...my legs...and feet... took the brunt...but...the Bunny...survived....
Then...an hour later...as I was sweeping the Fusie out... in preparation...for Load Out... I scooped up my pile of dust....and was going to step out of the truck.....and dived face first.... out of the back...
Poor Peg...{and  Customers...: ( }Just stood there in Shock... as they watched me dive....like I was jumping into an empty swimming pool....
oh my...
I got...pretty tore up...
and...am pretty sore today...
I kept loading...and moving... knew...if I didn't...oh my... I'd be frozen solid...today....
{ don't know why...someone...didn't have a camera... I'm sure it looked....Hysterical!!!!!! If not...taking an image of me....take one...of the expression...on Peg's Face....oh my Gosh!!! It was Priceless!!!! I thought she was going to Pass Out!!! {she said..."all I could do...is stand there...in Shock...and was thinking to myself..."Barbara...What The Hell..are YOU DOING!!!"... } {The others...that saw it...too... They were in  Total Shock!...stood there...frozen...jaws...dropped...when I picked myself up...off the ground....I think...they expected me to Stay There!!! What a Frickin' Ride!!!
{That's why...the 'Calamity Jane'...pin...is sooooo perfect!!!!}
just...call me.. " Grace"... : )
I think...I just get so...tired...and my mind...is miles ahead...of where my body is....I get myself...into trouble...oh dear...
We need someone..to follow us around...with a video camera.... what a Show.... : )
Thanks...to Everyone...who came by to see us!!! Blog Friends... {Kari...it was great meeting You!!}
and...for All of the Angels... Lynn...Lea..and of course...My Peg....
I have to get busy...
This Fall... is Going to be CRAZY... BUSY!!!!
Love...to Ya!
Barb C.
Walt...and Nancy...Lord...I Love These Two....and....Miss them So....as my Neighbors...at Gold Rush... Wonderful...Wonderful...Folks... : )
This is the Sweet Couple...that bought the Old Rolling Tool Chest!!! I told them about the Amazing Preston Auction...and the Sweet Family....It's going to a Lovely...Lovely...Home...Inside...and Showcased!!!
These Little Darlings...were a Joy!!! They were having a Great Time...at Gold Rush...They Cracked Me Up!!!! They hauled off...the Wonderful...Old Primitive Cupboard...they are posing in front of.... We Had So Much Fun!!!!
When their Sweet Friend...came to haul..it for them...She..Bought the Massive Amish Cupboard!!!! They already had a big cupboard...on their truck...but...thanks to some fancy strapping...we got 'em All On!!!!
Yeeeee Haw!!!
I always thought....skinned.. hands...knees....elbows...heels...and toes.... were for Children....oh...my..
Guess....some Kids...never Out Grow...this kind of stuff... oh dear...: ) {Guess...me, and 'Ol Jethro...have a lot in common...these days!!!}

7 comments:

summersundays-jw said...

Your poor body.....how does it stand up to the abuse!!!! Don't know anyone who works as hard as you. How about takin' a couple days off & sit back with some Gatorade & Advil. You deserve it! Have a good week! Jan

simplyiowa said...

My little Friend..and 'Light'... Girl...Julie... says...I have a Bubble...around me...
I believe...it's true...a Big Bubble...and Angels... with Smokin' Pin Feathers...for wings....from keeping my butt...out of the Fire!
Holy Smokes...Jan...
The phone was ringing off the hook...this morn...folks...needing my help...
I told them all...at my earliest... I would be movin'...in the morn...today...is mine... : )
I am getting my schedule....together...for October...
Oh...My...
I had better...have LOTS of Caffine... and Nicotine... pumping through...these veins...
It's Gonna Get...INSANE!!!
But...I do feel so Very Blessed...
and Thank God... for those Crazy...Angels...
God Bless 'Em!!!
Love to You...Sweet Jan!
Barb C.

simplyiowa said...

and...Jan...
Gatorade...ain't what I have....on tap... : )
Love...to ya!

Amy N said...

Lordy Lady!!!! Note: Gatorade is a good mixer ; ) trust me

Kari from Meadowview Farm said...

Oh Barb....I smiled, then winced with your pain.........you are such a true story teller..your posts keep me always on the edge of my set!. Loved meeting you in person.....you are one sweet and talented person! Your booth, oh my! Seeing Peg working at your side made my day complete!
Kari

simplyiowa said...

Knew...that...Amy Girl...
That was my mixer...with UV Blue...at the hotel... : )
it was...pretty...good!
Ring me....
We missed ya...
Love To Ya!

simplyiowa said...

Kari...
It was Lovely...meeting you!
Thanks...so much for popping in...on the Mad Hatter...and March Hare...
What a Ride... oh my...
We were both....exhausted... oh my : )
It was like Old Times!!!!
Love to Ya!