It’s the last free weekend of the rest of the year, that’s what this weekend has been for the past 16 years. It’s the weekend before the Toronto One of a Kind show, an 11 day marathon of a craft show. With 2 days to set up it’s a 13 day blitz that requires months and months of preparation. By the end of it you feel like you’ve been run over by a truck.
The sky at dawn is a cold steel blue when we pull up our anchor to leave Florida. We’ve been up for two hours already, making sure that every thing is ready. I’ve checked the list twice, made lunch and battened down everything possible. We raise anchor, hug each other for luck and point Forbidden Planet’s bow east.
It kills me when my friends talk about getting dressed for work and buying good work clothes. When I get dressed for work my criteria is, can I sit comfortably for hours at a time and do I care if I burn a hole in it. I do wear a welders leather apron but little bits of burning glass can fly in some very unexpected directions.