Jason and I went to a gun show today, while Linda went to a Blue Star Mother's meeting. Both events were rewarding for us, and we had a good time. Jason and I left at about the same time that Linda left, only we got back before she did. To give a more full picture, Linda also went to a thrift store, or two, and that could account for the extra time she took.
While at the show we both picked up ear plugs, custom-made-on-the-spot ear plugs that were then given to us, as a gift from the owner. He told Jason that he appreciated his service and that he felt it was the least he could do. They seem to work well, and the next time we go shooting we will take advantage of them - mine were blue and his were red, just to be sure we don't get them mixed up. The way it worked was that we went to their booth, where they created the plugs, and then told us we needed to come back in about an hour. That meant we could walk around the hall and check out more things. It was a pretty big show so there was plenty for us to walk around and see, in fact there were two large halls for us to wander through, and we did. By now it was time to go back and pick up our new ear plugs, and then we were on our way home.
Gracie was with us the entire time, with most of the people being very polite and not approaching, while others were very nervous around her, simply because she was a dog, and stayed their distance. Others were not so polite and would get up close and we'd have to ask them to not do that, as she is a service dog and "working" right now, and then there were the kids who had absolutely no hesitation to come see Gracie (the good thing is that Gracie is good around kids). Parents followed, but what the heck were they doing by themselves in the first place?
The rest of the day was simply kicking back and resting, and I even got a chance to take a short nap before Linda got home. As soon as she got home I could tell she had, had a good time because her energy level was very high and she was quite happy. She told me all about the meeting and my guess is that she will be wanting to go to more of them, especially after we get up to Fallbrook. Their meetings are much closer to that location, than to this house. It was fun listening to her, and we just had a very good time, thus making the day a very good day. Thank you, for all the support and continued prayers. Take care and stay positive.