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07 May 2006 @ 02:47 pm
Yesterday was clean-up at the Faire site. To my great surprise and delight, the grounds crew had clearly been hard at work these past weeks. Backstage Roselawn is CLEAN! Not so the tack house, and so while others set off to raking and painting and campground work, Nick and I tackled the tack room and the area around the tack house and paddocks.

I’m glad it was the two of us; we were fairly ruthless when it came to deciding what to keep and what to throw away. We raked all the leaves and debris from the wash stall to the path leading to the Mud Pit, got rid of full garbage bags that have been sitting out since last fall, sorted through paint and first aid stuff, labeled bins of trappings and leather, cleaned out the lockers and the crates below each saddle rack.

It was a good day. Productive. Weird, though. My heart is still a little bit broken over not doing the show this summer. Being on site knowing that it is no longer mine in any way is more than a bit ouchy.

We couldn’t stay for the cookout since we had to be in Norwalk by 8 p.m. for a performance at the opening of Carriage House Theatre. I was tired after a long day of physical labor and I was cranky at the thought of driving two hours each way. I’m an idiot. It was a blast. The theater is lovely, and the grounds are exquisite. Everyone was incredibly nice, including the squirrel who came to visit. Recently, the old roof was repaired. Seems said repairs destroyed the squirrel’s old living quarters. Undaunted, the squirrel climbed in through the open window and ran about the dressing room.

As far as the order of the show, we were on next to next to last. There was a wine and cheese schmooze prior to curtain; once everyone had gone inside to watch the show, we were left alone, outside on a beautiful breezy night, with a table full of food and another of wine. Clearly a new theatre company, to leave free food around actors. Even worse: actors/pirates. We took full advantage of this.

The CPs did just three songs (Fisherman’s Wife, Strike the Bell and Old Maui). The audience seemed to like us, and good thing, too, since we’ll be having our CD release party at that location on July 7th.

And tonight: Gaelic Storm! woo!
I feel: satisfiedsatisfied
Nimnimue9 on May 7th, 2006 11:04 pm (UTC)
Enjoy the Storm! (By the time you read this, it'll probably be 'hope you enjoyed the Storm!') We saw them Friday night and they were rockin', as always.
Adrienne C.adrienne429 on May 8th, 2006 03:33 am (UTC)
It was too bad that I couldn't make it for the CP or Gaelic Storm. It turned out to be such a lovely day that it would have been worth the ride.