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Category: Herb Garden | Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 3:50 am

It was so windy today. We got up early and went to the flea market in Prescott Valley. it was just after 6 am when we arrived. DR set up the tables and he went to walk around while I put the stuff on the tables. It was a bit breezy but I was okay. I figured when the sun came up it would be warm and we would want a breeze. Well, by 8:30 am it was WINDY. The flags were flying straight out and whipping some. Some stuff began to wobble so I put the big vases away.A few things fell off the table, I stuck them in a box under the table. A shelf in the next spot fell over, narrowly missing DR. It was slow, no one wanted to walk around holding their hats. I changed to a hat with a string so I could keep it on. Several things blew away and we had to chase them. They went into a box under the table. When we had more things in a box under the table than on the tables we decided we'd just put it all in boxes and go home. We hadn't done very well. DR was in front of the table. He was putting books in a box. He bought a tool box for a truck bed. It won't fit our truck but it will fit Dan's truck. He was trying to figure how to get it in the truck with all our boxes and tables when a dust devil went through. It's like a whirlwind filled with dust, a mini tornado. It started the tables moving and I thought they would go over. I was trying to hold one with glassware so it wouldn't go over and stuff was flying all over. Not just our stuff. Stuff from other spots was flying every where. When the dust devil played itself out, everyone went around picking things up and they started packing things to leave. While we were trying to get it together, people came trying to buy things. Between dealing with people and trying to get things in boxes it was rather hectic. The air was full of dust. It was slow all day but the minute you try to pack every one wants something. Brian said set the box on the table to pack but I couldn't because when I did the box left for other places. I had to put the box under the table to put anything in it. Yuck!! At least it was sunny and sort of warm. I never took off my sweatshirt and jacket. The wind made it too cool. Or at least it felt cool. We finally got it all in the truck and got things covered with the bungee cover and left. We stopped for gas and bought a couple of lottery tickets and came home. I came in and had a cup of tea. DR went and unloaded the truck and put things away. I thought about a nap but decided I wouldn't sleep tonight if I had a nap. Dan came and we loaded the pickup toolbox onto his truck and it fits. Dan and DR were going to get out tools and drill holes and bolt it into place but I told them to wait until morning. They came in and we sat at the table talking. I got up and made omelets with ham, mushrooms, peppers and cheese. Dan left after we ate. I have to say, I stacked the dishes in the sink. I don't do that often but that wind just made me tired. I'm thinking about going to bed early. I think DR is sleeping. He was reading when I went past a bit ago, but it's awfully quiet in there. Chance is sleeping by the chair here. If I get up she will get up to see what I'm going to do. She has to go everywhere DR goes and if he is sleeping or gone somewhere I get the privilege. She "helps" with everything we do outside. I had nice rows made in the garden so I can transplant those squash tomorrow. She dug some more so the rows aren't so nice now. I'll send her to help DR and Dan tomorrow so I can repair the damage. After I get the squash planted I won't be able to let her in the garden area. She'll flatten them in no time or dig them up and bring them back to me. She's "helping". I think I'd better see that things are closed up for the night and go to bed. Dooley

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Gardenstew wrote on Sun Apr 23, 2006 2:46 pm:

I think "windy day" was quite an appropriate title for this entry Dooley :) You can scare Chance away from "helping" in the garden by telling her that if she "helps" a big dust devil will come along and sweep her away!


jubabe296 wrote on Sun Apr 23, 2006 4:28 pm:

Sorry you and DR had such a hard day at the flea market!! It's so frustrating trying to get something done in wind like that. Chance sounds like she tries to help a bit much!!LOL! Reading about your omelets made me sooo hungry!!I hope you had a restful night after all that work!!

cindyoh wrote on Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:09 am:

Wow, Dooley, somebody besides me likes to whip up an omelet, ha-ha. After wearing myself out with yard work and a bath, that's what I usually make myself, that and some strong coffee, especially on a workday (nite actually, I'm a second shifter) then head back to my PC till 11:30 p.m. Chance sounds like a character.

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