It's festival time again. That means two consecutive working weekends for us, in addition to our regular work schedule. Everything is pretty much ready. The house is somewhat presentable, the store is stocked. M is taking a bath right now before he goes back in to work for last minute preparations. He told me I might need to come in and wake him up if he's quiet in the tub too long. A bath is a rare treat for him, but apparently very therapeutic. He probably won't even head in the store till 10:30 p.m. and I'll be dead asleep when he gets home. These two weekends are very important to us because the money we'll make from the festival-goers sustains us through the winter.
The weather tomorrow looks pretty crappy, which is unfortunate because that's when the family is coming over to enjoy the festival. Latest forecast is for:
Rain...mixing with snow and becoming windy in the afternoon. High 39F
. SW winds at 10 to 15 mph, increasing to 20 to 30 mph. Chance of precip 90%. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
It makes me pity the outdoor vendors. Winds in this area are always pretty serious. They practically have to sit on their tents to keep them from blowing away.
Noni and Popi, Uncle B and Aunt K. and the kids are coming. They're bringing along their friend W., who's here from his regular duty station in Germany. After freezing our asses off for the day we'll come back to the house and have a little birthday party for Emma's cousin M. It should be a good time.
Since no one wanted to cook tonight we went to the restaurant for supper. Here's a picture of Emma giving herself a Sweet and Low. She appreciated it so much she gave herself a kiss.
UPDATE: 10:30 p.m. He did fall asleep in the bath tub. I'd probably better fish him out before he gets hypothermia.