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If You Can’t Say Anything Nice…

It’s been a pretty dismal summer over here in the Pacific Northwest, which hasn’t left me much to blog about. Vancouver has been cool, almost like spring instead of summer. We’ve had only a handful of what I’d consider hot days & only one of those has been on a weekend. For the first time in 29 years, it rained during Folk Fest.

I know I shouldn’t complain when the rest of the country is experiencing crazy heat waves, the kind of crazy heat that actually kills people, so…yeah. It’s been quiet ’round here.

That’s not to say that I haven’t been busy! I’m still hauling my stuff out to all of these events, trying to stay dry & bringing things to work on so I don’t get too bored, but it’s tough when your income is directly influenced by the weather. When it rains, you can expect less than half the normal turnout to an outdoor event. Obviously that’s going to take quite a chunk out of my earnings!

Hopefully summer is finally here to stay as I gear up for some very long hours (9am – 11pm! yikes!) at the White Rock Spirit of the Sea Festival this weekend. I’ll be at booth #59 along the west beach promenade. They’ve got lots of activities planned plus fireworks & a candlelight lantern procession. Let’s just hope we don’t get rained on!

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