Thursday, October 8, 2015

I am still here!

Tired and worn out... but still here.

The past two weeks have been a mad rush to move out of 1423. I will be honest. It has been totally overwhelming for us. Not only did we have a September 30th move out deadline to meet, we had to orders to fire and a wedding to go to. Despite hard work and long hours, we didn't meet our move out deadline. We fired the gas kiln on the 30th, and on October 1st we were on the road to New Hampshire for my niece's wedding. I wanted to cancel the trip at the last minute. The trip was not only bad timing, but a financial strain as well. Even with lower gas prices, driving 1800+ miles is hard on the pocket book. My sister was so disappointed that I couldn't let her down. Her disappointment made me realize that this was her first child to marry and she was sort of going it alone. Her husband passed away two years ago, and my Mom last year. Sure she has Dad, but he needs a lot of care and needs someone to care of him.

So we packed our bags and went.

And I am so glad we did. The bride was beautiful, the groom handsome, and my sister was so proud. Look at my Dad standing there without a walker!!! Back in June this moment seemed impossible for him.
 My great niece, the brides daughter, loves her Pepere. She spent a good part of the reception sitting with him, when she wasn't dancing that is.

There was no wedding cake, instead it was wedding pie. Perfect for a fall wedding in chilly New Hampshire.

Our whirlwind trip lasted 6 days. Four days on the road and two days with family. We returned home in the nick of time for the town council meeting on Tuesday night. Jeff took our application to the meeting and came home with our business license.

It's official, we can now sell pots in the town of Seagrove! We were very relieved that they gave us approval that very evening.
The last two days have been spent packing up the gallery at 1423 and packing for the CCM Fall Pottery Festival in Charlotte. That's happening on Saturday- detail in the side bar of the blog.
Did I mention that I am exhausted?
Well I am.


  1. Wow that's a lot of doing !+

    Wow that's a lot of doing ! Good luck in Charlotte.

  2. Being in the midst of getting a house ready to sell and packing to move, I totally relate to your exhaustion, and I have no idea how you were able to get in the car and make that drive. I can barely drive into town some days! Glad it was worth it, looks lovely.

  3. Holy cats, and now off to a show in Charlotte!

  4. You win...if there ever was a sadistic competition to move in incredible circumstances! I sure hope you remember the extraordinary efforts you have gone through (and still to go). Congrats on being legal!

  5. Wedding Pie looks a good idea...and it is good for you to be with some happy people!


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