I want to first straight up apologize for being so long in posting. It's not that I'm lackadaisical... I'm afraid I have to admit the old girl just ain't what she used to be. Getting ready for this sale took so much out of me, I've been recuperating. Between the heat, humidity, rain and mosquitoes...we were just whipped by Friday evening! A few times I felt my feet leave the ground...the skeeters mistook me for take-out! The first part of the week it was just so dad gum hot...then Wednesday, Fran, our able bodied assistant April and I looked like drowned rats. We were working like crazy in the pouring down rain...thankfully with no lightning!
Thursday morning we thought we were on the downhill stretch, but then...Warning Will Robinson...Liz hit her ankle on something and it mushroomed twice in size in a matter of seconds! If that wasn't enough...Cat Daddy had thrown his back out the night before getting our archway up AND had an infection to boot!
Not to fear...with two quick last minute phone calls...my every ready cavalry of The Amazon (translation...my darling DIL) and Grayzilla were there in less than 30 minutes to help. Jenn left work at 6pm and was there by 7! April came back on Friday and helped out. She's such a sweetheart. Have I ever mentioned that Jenn and her have been best friends since kindergarten? In fact...I like to call her my 3rd child! Am I blessed woman or what?
Cat Daddy and Liz are both on the mend...thank goodness! Speaking of mending...please keep Dixie in your prayers. She is having a tough time with her recovery process from knee surgery and positive thoughts will go a long way in helping her.
I want to say thank you to all of you who posted about our sale....y'all are the best. Thanks Sweet Tea and Lezlee for coming out and posting photos. Malissa...you never fail me. Gloria...I hope you didn't run any customers off by stuffing our flyers down W&T's shoppers' shirts! Jenn...good to know you always have my back! Mindy...hon, you did me proud! I'm sure your readers were tired of hearing about our sale, but it did my heart good to see you promote the heck out of it and for coming out Friday to see us! All of you all will never know just how much we all appreciated it!
If I forgot anyone...let me know...really. I'm not rude...just old and forgetful! I want to publicly and personally thank everyone who got the word out for us.
Unless it's like childbirth where after a period of time, the pain becomes a dim, distant memory...I don't know if there will be another DEBRIZ sale. This one just about whupped us...gotta keep it real here!
I know one thing for sure...I'll never do back to back events again. Hats off to all of y'all who do on a regular basis. All I can say is y'all are tougher stock than I am!
As long as I am keeping it real...I think I ought to tell y'all...these are not all my photos. I stole, I mean borrowed some from T and Mindy. Problem is...I forgot to mark which is which.
Thanks to all who did make it out. I'm pretty sure the threat of rain kept a lot of folks home! East Texas got hit pretty hard with flooding on Thursday, but it didn't really rain in Terrell. We got that out of the way on Wednesday!
WARNING: Squirrel Alert!
I just have to say...I have been going around and looking at everyone's Where Bloggers Create! A---MAZ---ING!!! Not only are y'all creative, but your spaces to do it in are wonderful...KUDOS!
Now that things at Casita de Trash are returning to some sense of normalcy...I'll try to do better about posting...pinky swear!
To make it up to you a little...here's a new blog from two of my favorite Californians you are just going to love...Tim and Lisa of The Blue Canoe...2die4!