Hello friends. Yikes. I am quite tardy on my blogging, aren't I?
So let us get caught up.
Long fall with weird weather and another successful Patch season. I love the new store! I was happy to get lots of new consignors and their wares in the store. It's gratifying to see all the neat local products sell and lots of happy customers.
We have lots of school groups that visit the Patch. Most of those visits looked like this, cloudy and cool, but I hope they learned something and they had fun.
Winter season of fireworks was next. We had to completely clear out the store and clean and polish the floors. That took a while but it looked great when done.
Next was unpacking box after box after box of fireworks and getting them all arranged. We didn't really know how the winter season would go. Most Iowans are smart enough to stay inside in the winter so asking them to shoot fireworks was a tall order.
We had fun with daily giveaways and the die hard pyros were happy. We are fast becoming pyros too and when it was fit we would shoot off fireworks. Nice thing about winter fireworks? It's dark at 5 and people can't complain about it being too late in the day. We shot a bunch off in Sanborn at our family Christmas party. Lots of people mentioned that they saw them the next day at church. HA. It was a beautiful night and we shot for 25 minutes.
New Years Eve was -20* but we still shot some around 9:30 pm. A couple cars stopped on the side of the road to watch. We didn't last long though, too cold.
Now I'm under my blankie and perusing seed catalogs and looking at fireworks videos deciding on the best items for 2018's season. I'm excited for 2018! Let's make it a great one!