It is an eventful day, because of our pets. · Ryder Family Farm- Southern Illinois
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It is an eventful day, because of our pets.

It is an eventful day, because of our pets.

craft-show-table-2-dec-2007.jpgFirst of all thank you to everyone who wished me well for the craft show! I did pretty good, got 3 custom order inquiry’s. Will deliver one on Monday! A local business woman will be giving my ornaments away as “meeting favors” at her board meeting on Monday. I am delivering them to her, also another man asked me to help him come up with a nice gift set for his wife. The good thing about doing craft shows it that it gets your name and business out among the locals and that is aways a good thing! I can actually take local orders and fill them up until the day before Christmas because they don’t need to be shipped far away! On top of that I did actually make more than it cost me to rent the spot at the show so it was a success and it snowed all day yesterday so it really felt like Christmas! If you are looking for gifts ideas Check out my store: Custom Gifts by Talina. You can still order for Christmas delivery!

Last night N and I were Santa bell making machines from 6pm- 12am. We did a pretty good job too, with the help of a large cup of espresso! We were so tired from the long day at the craft show! We went to bed around midnight, fed the pets and were hoping to get some sleep. We had planned on making the drive down to see my Niece and my family today but we woke to a rather startling scene.

Our cat Hailey has to be in the middle of whatever you are doing. She normally jumps in your lap when you read, she literally sleeps in the middle of the two us at night and when we feed the fishes she has to be rubbing against

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the fish tank and trying to block our view of the fishes.

This morning N wakes me up by telling me we are running a half hour behind in our schedule this morning and that we have a “major catastrophe” to deal with. Hearing this I roll out of bed, grab my PJ’s off the floor and begin questioning him about what happen. Apparently the fish tank was drained about 2/3 of the way. Was there a crack in the glass? Were the fish okay? Turns out the tubing that blows bubbles in the tank came off the air motor thingy and filled with water, then it siphoned water out of the tank and all over our floor. Till the tank was 2/3 of the way empty. We sopped up all the water and now we have a fan on the area to dry it out real good. Our poor fish, they must be so confused!

Well, the rain and snow has stopped, our home is not flooded and we need to leave pretty soon so we can go meet my niece. Hope everyone is doing well! Take care and stay warm!

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  • Congrats! It sounds like you had a fabulous time. I’ve participated in a few craft shows they are a lot of fun but boy can they be tiring. Did you have anyone to help you out? Your crafts are lovely. I’ll have to check out your website when I have some downtime this evening.
    It looks like snow here in Maryland!

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    December 2, 2007 at 12:33 pm
  • I forgot to add…
    I’m glad you could fix the aquarium; hopefully, your fish will be fine after the minor shakeup.

    Have fun with your nephew!

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