What do you do when the seagull of life poops on your windshield?
Now that I have your attention . . . it DID actually happen,
both figuratively and literally!!!!
I'm sure many of you can relate to this story . . . the saga of the van
with trailer breaking down short of our show destination.
Translation: the *seagull* of life doing his job. Friends rallied to
our aid, and--despite having to do their own show setup,
they jumped into their trucks and vans to rescue at
least part of our inventory so the show could
go on. Jim had to return home and
take care of towing and
repairs. So . . .
What does one do under these dire circumstances?
Hmm--enjoy a good bottle of wine at the end
of a tough day, right?! So I brought sweet
Paula (the show promoter and rescuer)
a bottle of Chardonnay, assuming
that she had a corkscrew.
WRONG!!! So . . .
(apologies for poor cell-phone photos)
Here's our tried-and-true, do-it-yourself corkscrew method
(short of breaking the dang bottle--which I was
so close to doing!). Girls with tools--gotta
love 'em! Paula's next rescue feat with
power drill and screw. Yep, you
CAN try this trick at home!!
Great form Paula. I
give it a "10"!!
Once the screw was in position, another useful and
commonly available tool was used
to pull out the cork. (Insert
lots of laughter!!!)
Ah, sweet success!!! So, if a seagull gives you crap . . . break out
the tools. It ain't water into wine, but this reasonable
facscimile was just fine. Life is hard sometimes,
but oh-so-sweet when shared with friends
like Paula Williams, nephew Steve,
and Phil Torres. We did it!
* * *
When the going gets tough (or stops in its tracks),
the tough help each other out . . . and share
a nice glass of wine (or two) together
Paula, you are truly, truly a
pearl in the cabbage
patch of my
* * *
I'm feeling such gratitude . . . and the van got
fixed in time for Jim to come back to
Greenbank and help me load out.
We even sold a bunch of
stuff too . . . nice!!
xoxo ~ Debi