Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A Final Farewell And A New Beginning?

As many of you know, I worked for the same insurance company for 16 years as a claims adjuster. Being at the same company for a long time has many advantages. You know what to do and how to do it. You know most of your coworkers. You know the fastest route to work and how to detour if there is a problem on the freeway. It's comfortable.

In February of this year, we were told that our office would be closing. Most of us had the opportunity to relocate to other offices, but all of the offices were in other states. Relocating was not an option for me. Yesterday was my "official" last day. It was strange and sad to say goodbye to my friends and coworkers; to know it was the last time I would drive that route. There were some tears. But I am looking at it as a turning point in my life. Not a bump in the road but the opportunity to change the road, build a new road, maybe change the map altogether! I don't know where it will take me but half of the challenge is getting there anyways.

Fall Show Schedule

The Fall is almost here! Where did my summer go? Here is our Fall schedule that is confirmed:
September 6th--Alameda Pointe Antique Show
September 11th-13th---Harvest Festival in Pleasanton at the fairgrounds.
September 17th--Ladies Night Out in Folsom
September 20th---Folsom Antique Show in Old Town
September 27th--Petaluma Antique Show in downtown Petaluma
October 4th---Lodi Street Fair. We will be on School St in the antique section
October 11th--Clovis Antique Fair in Old Town Clovis
(Right now we have the next 2 weekends free---I'm sure Sheri will add something)
November 1st--Alameda Pointe Antique Show
November 8th--Sacramento Antique Show under the WX Freeway
November 20th-22nd-Harvest Festival in Sacramento at Cal Expo
November 27th-29th Sonora Christmas Craft Fair
November 28th--Handborn in downtown Modesto
December 3rd-5th Harvest Festival in Pomona.

It will be a busy 4th quarter! Come see us at one of the shows and say hello!