Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Here today, gone tomorrow

I've spent an exhausting day getting two columns written and submitted as well as packing like crazy. This is because I'm leaving for Portland, Oregon early tomorrow morning. It's a ten hour drive and I'll be gone for eight days.

The reason for this once-a-year excursion to the Big City is business...and a little pleasure. The business is a four-day retail show in which we'll be selling our tankards. (This is why we've been busting fanny for the last few weeks. I have nearly 300 packed in the car at the moment.)

It's an intense show but hopefully a good money-maker. Then afterward I drop a little further south and visit a girlfriend for another day or two before heading home next Wednesday.

Here's a view of the insane packing spree as of this morning around 11 a.m.

Shelving units.




Not sure if I'll have email or internet service while on the road, so if there's a loooong period of silence, don't worry! I'm taking bets that I'll have over 400 emails waiting for me, groan, so that will take another week to sort through. Be patient!

Prayers for a safe trip would be appreciated. Ta ta! See you when I get back.


  1. Best wishes and prayers up for a safe, successful and trouble-free journey. I hope you have a lot of fun and come back with good stories to share.

    And stay away from those wi-fi joints!! We don't want the bad guys to snatch yer 'stuff' and SPY on ya!! lol

    God bless ya, goin' and comin' dear girl. We'll miss you.


    A. McSp

  2. I won't bother to pray if you don't mind Patrice. Just off to the hairdressers. But I wish you a safe, successful trip.

  3. Have a safe trip and hpraying you have a successful show!

  4. Patrice, you have to set up and take down all that shelving, etc. alone? Sheesh, girl, don't get hurt! Yes, praying for a safe trip and a profitable one for you.

    Take lots of pix if you can. Haven't been to Portland myself.

    Anonymous Twit

  5. Praying for a safe, prosperous and "relaxing" trip.

  6. I believe this will be a good trip Patrice. This story reminds me of the anxiety that I always get before heading out into the great what if. About 300 miles into it you will calm down. Of course that would getting you close to where you want to be. I wish you well and try to get some rest.