10 June 2007
This photo of the pretty wildflowers in the parking lot at Scarborough Renaissance Festival was taken just after I pulled into the site, and just seconds before I realised that my left foot was covered in fire ants! Yep–I managed to stand right in a big bed of the buggers to take this photo, and literally seconds later I was ripping off my sneaker and my sock and doing the fire ant dance. Thankfully, my reactions were quick enough that I survived the ordeal quite well, but I am even more convinced than ever, that those creatures really do not serve any positive purpose on this earth.
After dealing with the hellish ants, and getting to the Pendragon booth only to discover the power was off, and I had half an hour’s work to do before I could even open the doors— it probably isn’t even necessary to say that I was already cranky, even before the work began.
Fortunately, Donny and Mary showed up not too long after I did, and having them there with me helped to motivate me. It was a hard, hot, miserable day, but we were done and on our way home by about 5:15 p.m. or so. What I’ve come to call “Trailer Day” is over. The booth is packed down, and only a couple of hours work remain to me on one subsequent visit—sometime early this week.