ok...i was near to dead yesterday after a week of 16-19 hour days. after the open house and bedtime stuff i sat in my computer chair and immediately fell asleep. bad idea..woke up 30 minutes later and could barely move. ran a hot bath and then fell asleep in there. woke up again and gave up and just went to bed until 5 am this morning.then i went and babysat my grandson for a couple of hours, came home and did diddly squat for the rest of the day. i am happy to say, at this particular moment, i am finally feeling somewhat normal again!
that was a long and hard haul, i just do not have the stamina i used to...sucks to be no longer youthful!
anyway..the open house was again a success, from what i heard, it seemed liked most of the visitors enjoyed their time here. our numbers were down a bit (we were competing with 2 other major community events) but there were still close to 300 folks touring thru here. ann tells me the donations from the two day event were about $4200.00 and we are so grateful for this support. it helps us keep going onwards to even more rescue days.
by the end of yesterday on the last tour i did, my filters were not only down but had pretty much disappeared.... i shared the story of the shock and awe of brad pitt's previous 20 pound planet sized testicles removal in great detail..in retrospect, i am sure my tour group totally appreciated hearing all about that bit of saints legendary history...or not.
whatever...it is what it is and it was what it was and an overtired carol is a bit of a looney tunes loose cannon. i should maybe have skipped that very last tour.
the animals dealt very well with the hundreds of visitors...we had our few little biting bastards securely confined so no injuries occurred...yay!
and i just want to say that we have THE. MOST. INCREDIBLE. VOLUNTEERS!!!! the combined accumulation of their hard work and dedication lead us to another great and successful open house weekend...you guys solidly ROCK! and the animals and i are so grateful to each and every one of you!!!
jenn was here snapping photos by the bucketful on saturday and i am sure she will be posting those photo's soon.
great work for the open house everyone...great thanks to all of the visitors too...thank you to everyone who loves saints as much as i do.
maybe the folks who were here this weekend (volunteer and visitor) could post a comment about their most heart warming (or embarrassing) moment..but i bet i win that one with my balls the size of planets talk!) go ahead guys...share!
We came for our first visit on Sunday. We were very impressed with the sanctuary and the great volunteers, who made us feel welcome immediately. I knew that it was a house converted into a sanctuary, but I did not realize that it was actually a HOME untill we reached the bedroom, with all the little poochies on the bed! This is actually Carol's home, how wonderful! I made sure to say hello to Carol directly, and offered my sincere appreciation for all she does. I will be sure to spread the word about Saints to everyone I know.