Another great weekend at the school and another Ramble under our belt! Sometimes I wonder if the original builders of the school would find it amazing how it has transformed through the years. But this week, it served us well as showhouse, emergency rain shelter (fortunately we dodged that bullet once again) and backdrop for a sale ~ or as I like to call it ~ our chance to make room in our storage container!
This year, I didn’t think we would have much to sell. But like our tradition of buying Halloween candy and hiding it from ourselves throughout the house all October long, once we started pulling stuff out of all the nooks and crannies, we came up with quite a lot. On top of that, Mom and Dad contributed some great antiques and extras of their own.
We had our Consessionairess to sell snacks again, and warm coffee was NICE! We had to try a couple different location to get one that people could see AND was warm enough to tolerate. The back of the trailer came in perfect!
We loved all the people who stopped by to take a look, say hello and browse around. We even had a community vote on ‘Best Roof Color’. Since we can’t seem to make up our mind, we decided our neighbors should get to have a say in the matter. It looks ~ much like the current presidential race ~ that it’s down to two final contenders!
We got a few knowledgeable people to lend some advice on the tuck-pointing saga and the ever present question ‘how to best hold up the roof??’ We depend on the smarts of our neighbors!
As we wrapped up for the evening, we had one final visitor. We have named her Gary. Why not?
What’s next? Hoping to finalize the plan to sturdy up that ceiling, replace the roof and start with the Putting Back In phase. Very exciting!