For me the weekend started on Saturday around 4 AM. It was a 5:30 set up. It was a nice day and all was going well until around mid-day when the wind started picking up. And by late afternoon many of us were hanging on to our tents and discussing what to do about the evening since there were "wind advisories" for the area (on a two day show tents are usually left up overnight and security watches over things). So although a few craftsmen took everything down most of us lowered the tents and hoped for the best. As I drove home over the Sunshine Skyway bridge I thought of my little tent as I looked down at the whitecaps below.
There's a line from "Its A Hard Knock Life" that goes..."Don't it seem like the wind is always howlin?" It certainly did on Saturday night.
..."The sun'll come out tomorrow. Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow. There'll be sun"
I just checked the forecast for next weekend for Dunedin. Rain is predicted for Saturday! But Sunday is supposed to be nice. Guess I better get some trivets of the sunflower painting I finished last week printed. If its going to be sunny in Dunedin I may need of whole bunch of them!
Dunedin turned out to be a good show. But a few weeks later, in the Villages, another storm with 40 MPH winds blew up in the night and took out the tents of 12 craftsmen! One guy said that a tent ended up on the top of his camper! Fortunately, mine was spared and the sun did come out again on Sunday. But as Forest said " Life is like a bowl of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get".