It just so happens that I caught a cold the day before we were to set up for
the Craftboston show. It certainly added to the challenges. I sanitized my
hands every five minutes or so. Generally speaking, I'm pretty miserable
when I'm sick—just ask my husband. But I've discovered that nothing
makes me forget that I'm sick quite like selling a hat. I love helping people
try them on.
I got back in the studio and started working like made last week, that is,
after I put all the show stuff away. And I was ready to do the same today,
but we had another steam pipe leak. This time is was closer to my work
area. It's tough being in a building that is over one-hundred years old and
has plumbing the same age. It seems that when a pipe gets replaced the
rest of the system suddenly can't handle all the water flow. I was frustrated
enough to drop a few four-letter words, which my studio mate promptly
forgave me for. Let's hope the contractors can get this straightened out
tomorrow so I can get back to work.