One thing I like about this March challenge is that when we get to the middle of the month and I am grappling for ideas for a daily post something takes place. March is the month when the first national quilt show takes place in Lancaster, PA. This is about an hour and a half drive from our house.
Since I retired three years ago I have always gone to the show with Kathy. This is one of her favorites because it is a chance to see in person the award winning quilts she has seen pictures of in the magazines. It is also the place to see what the new tools of the trade are. The fact that there is a restaurant that serves a delicious lunch right in the building doesn’t hurt either.
This show was always good for at least three posts for the month. This year I didn’t go. Bummer. I didn’t think I had it in me to be among the jostling crowd so soon after surgery. I wasn’t sure how I would hold up walking the floor even though there are places to sit.
I didn’t want Kathy to miss it so I told her to go. I knew I would be fine at home with my three nursemaids. So, after breakfast on Friday Kathy got herself ready and headed to Lancaster, camera in hand.
She said that she would take some pictures so that I could share them in my blog even though I wasn’t there. This would work for me. Problem. We didn’t recharge the batteries Thursday night. As a result, when Kathy went to take a picture the camera wouldn’t work. Bummer. To make things worse, there was no place in the building where you could purchase new batteries. Double bummer.
The only thing left for her to do was pull out her phone and snap pictures with it. This sounds simple enough, however Kathy has never uses the camera in her phone. This was an experience for her.
Anyway, she did manage to get some pictures. Now she has to figure out how to get them from her camera to my laptop. Luckily I can help her with this.
So, this means that I just might have some pictures to share with you in a future post. Hopefully I will be able to make next year’s show.