Friday, October 06, 2006

Friday's update

Everyone may have noticed the big gap since my last post. A few little things have been going on.

I'll start with nice things.

Last Friday...

when Fran and I decided to go out for a walk I saw a hen of the woods mushroom and we picked it. I thought it was a hen of the woods but I wasn't sure so we called our friends Tim and Suki, and Danielle and tromped over to their house. And yes it was the very desirable Maitake. I would guess it was about a three pounds. We gave half to T,S,+D, and then I spent the evening making a broth and freezing 2 batches for use later this fall. And I made a sauce to go with scallops for dinner that night. At the last minute Fran freaked out that we were eating some mushroom I picked in the woods that I really didn't know anything about. His loss, it was excellent.

Saturday ...

We began getting emails from the evil landlady (oh, I should back up. She wanted us to be out of the shop by October 1st , we sent her a letter saying that we would be staying until the 10th.)
Anyway we get a nasty email that calls us lots of names and just goes on and on and on.... a vitriolic rant.

Fran responds that we find it laughable that she has now decided to call us all of these names and scream and yell after she has been the one harassing us for months and we are doing what she wants ( vacating her space) and we will be out the 10th.

Meanwhile... at the shop this woman keeps coming in and telling me how she is moving in on the first, when will I give her a key on and on...

Sunday ....

The crazy woman is back and wants the key. I feel like I'm about to snap. I know this is another way the landlady is harassing us, The "new tenant" tells us that she isn't going to be paying rent - The Evil Landlady is letting her have the space until December, gratis. I really feel like screaming at this point. That night Fran and I have a long talk and decide that it just isn't worth the hassle and we should move everything out on Monday.

Monday...

(Remember our bathroom is still under construction)
We manage to get everything out of the shop in Four van loads. It takes the entire day, but it gets done. We drop the key through the mail slot and poof, 6 years of retail in Hudson is over.
At the house... Everything from the shop is in the yard. We decide that we should try to get the fragile stuff into the house and we'll leave the furniture covered under a tarp until Tuesday.

Tuesday...

We spend the day shoe horning the shop into the house. (It's all a blur at this point)

Wednesday...

More straightening, cleaning and we pack the van for Rhinebeck. (antiques not wool).

Thursday...

Set up at the Rhinebeck Antiques Fair. We get home around 5 and the bathroom is nearly done. a little bit of painting left. Danny - carpenter (Who we are beginning to feel is on staff) jokingly reminds us that he likes to have meals with us. I make a note to have lunch ready for him
Friday...

And here it is one week later. We're off to finish the booth for the show. I think it's the last day of bathroom construction. The house is jammed full of stuff. The show weekend begins.

1 comment:

TheAmpuT said...

Omg, what a grand post (shoe horn--hahahaha--choked on my coffee).

I think maybe you should make some yummy mushroom goodness for Danny-On-Staff, and some even yummmmmier mushroomy goodness (*wink*) as a parting gift for your landlord. You know, just tell her you're so sorry for all the "trouble you've caused" and that you wanted to mend fences with this here, ummm...Wild Mushroom Soup.

Okay, bad idea. But fun to think about ;-)
Have a fun weekend. ~b