belfebe (belfebe) wrote,

Back from Land Grab

Back from Pennsic land grab, which means that this will be a looooooong week at work.

(Gah! Can't wait till Saturday! Oh, the humanity!)

At any rate, land grab went very well, and other than the massive storm, whereas all of us had to hold on to the common area tent for dear life, everything went swimmingly.

(And we nearly had to swim after that storm!)

Luckily, the tent held on but the wind nearly lift us all up along with it. Regrettably, other folks were not so lucky and I have heard of several cases in which pavillions and common tents suffered massive damage. This has had to be one of the worst flash downpours I've seen at Pennsic. Sigh.

Other than that, everything was done by 2 p.m. on Sunday. This is the fastest we have finished setting up a camp in its entirety -- personal pavillions; common area tent with tables, benches, drinks table and chandeliers; kitchen tent with all the shelving and accoutrements; water system with kitchen sink and sump; camp shower with its own sump; Viking firepit; sheetwall and gate.

It's amazing what five well-coordinated people and the now famous FFG Conga Line(TM) can do.

Hopefully, we will break that record next year.

BTW, bring coifs and earplugs. Beetles are on a roll this year and they are really annoying at night.

On the other hand, there are loads of beautiful lightning bugs that really make up for all of the aggravation. That and the stars made it all worth it.

I wonder if we will be able to see the Perseids this year.

And now, back to work.

Man, this is going to be a long, long week.
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