Saturday, September 25, 2010

Have you ever had to go to the bathroom so bad that you couldn't think of ANYTHING else but finding a bathroom? Well, that is what Cathy and I were thinking about yesterday when we pulled into Canton. We were going a little early to get ready for next week. We pulled up to our booth and our friend Blake was there ready and willing to do some work we had hired him to do. We said our hello's and then proceeded to tell him that we had to go to the bathroom and would be right back. We had noticed that he had hung a chandelier for us, but of course it was the wrong one. We showed him the correct one to hang in its' place. Cathy and I jumped into our car and headed to the wonderful brick bathrooms........locked.......Cathy spotted a port-o-potty......jumped out of the car, running like something was chasing me.......locked......After I said a few "not very nice words", we jumped back into the car...I told Cathy that I had taken my water pill that morning, and I didn't think I was going to make it. About that time, my phone rang...picked it up and Blake was telling me he needed help...he had fallen off the ladder....we forgot about needing to go potty and raced back to the booth. Blake was laying on the ground, glass everywhere, and in so much pain. He thought he had fractured his ankle. Thank God he did not hit his head or hurt his back. It could have been so much worse. Cathy and I picked him up, me trying not to wet my pants as I lifted got him in the truck. By this time, for me, it was wet my pants or go somewhere in the booth. Now this is where you will see, I have no modesty...come on girls...I know that you have been there before. My childhood instincts kicked in and we started looking for a cup to use. I remember having to do this on long trips for vacation, my dad hated to stop and there were 4 of us girls. Needles to say 2 cups were need by this time, but I finally got relief. Cathy then followed after can say we are not just "junkers"...but "resourceful junkers". So then we proceed for the highway to the nearest emergency room.....1st stop...just sort of a Care Now, couldn't take him, we needed to go to Terrell. We head towards Terrell, construction work...traffic backed up....Blake is hurting worse and tells me to do an illegal turn(pulling trailer) and go the wrong way up an entrance coming towards me, I sped up and made it..."whew" thank God no cops around...we are heading down some country road, I have no idea where we are, in the middle of nowhere...I look at my gas tank we are on "0". I forgot, I needed to get gas when we pulled into Canton. Saying a little prayer to myself....we made it to a gas station in time. By this time, probably 45 minutes had passed and Blake was trying to control his pain....he was being so quiet, and Cathy and I were talking his head off. He was probably wanting us to shut up. We finally arrived at an ER in Terrell, wheeled him in, got X-rays, and he had fractured his heel. How painful is that? They cast him and then...they were out of crutches. What hospital could be out of crutches? All they had was one left..One? How do you have just one crutch? Anyway, they gave it to him and he hobbled back to the car. By this time he was in so much pain, and we felt so sorry for him. We made it back to the booth, his girlfriend came, picked him up, and took him home. Cathy and I took a deep breath and were ready to start with the booth. Rain starts pouring down about that time, and I needed to move the car and back the trailer into the booth. I go to get in my car won't start...battery is dead. OMG! We just looked at each other and decided that today was not the day to come down and work on the booth. I go to get my jumper cables in the back of my car, and was going to find someone to jump me off, then I remembered that I had let my nephew borrow them and I had not gotten them back...UGH!! We called Cathy's sister-in-law and she was heading down later that night. She rescued us by stopping at Walmart and picked up some jumper cables for me. Later that night, we did finally get the trailer unloaded and arranged the booth a bit, but nothing like we expected to do. Finally about midnight, we decided to head home...what a day.
Thought I would just share this little story with you and see what stories you may have to share. I am sure many of you have had days like that. Needless to say, we will have a full booth this month with lots of goodies and decor. Please stop by and say hello if you can! Hope to see you soon!
Happy Junkin'


  1. Oh wow, what a day! I hope Blake is doing better! I have never had a set up day as bad as that, but after last year's Junk Bonanza I was fully loaded up and kept stalling in heavy traffic. I had to take side roads and ride the brake to make it home...This year on set up day, we were fully loaded and about to leave when I sliced my foot open on a box. It wouldn't stop bleeding and I ended up setting up with a big ace bandage wrapped around my foot and limping. Always something! Glad you finally got set up!

  2. I am still laughing, but am sooooo thankful that is the only injury that Blake suffered!! Deidra, you told the story like no one else could...all I have to add, is that the MOON WAS FULL!! your partner in crime.....Cathy aka GGJ

  3. Hello Deidra, what a day! I hope you all get some rest and have a good Canton. The poor guy
    that fell. I hope he is doing better too. Take care, sandi

  4. OMG, what a day yall had, I think you should have stayed at home in the bed with the covers over your head that day! (ha, ha). Hope Blake is doing oka, poor guy! One of the men that was helping build our home, fell from inside, off of our plant ledge about 17 feet, the ambulance had to pick him up, he hurt his back but he was alright after a while! Hope you have a wonderful show at Canton, hope the weather stays like it was today, nice and cool with some clouds!!! hugs~~~ Daphne

  5. Oh my gosh !! What a day !!
    I can't believe that you drove all the way home
    after all of that !
    The having to go pee cracked me up !! One time
    my sister, mom and I were driving on a freeway
    through Los Angeles with tons of traffic ~ My sister
    didn't want to stop in the bad area we were in so
    I could go to the bathroom ~
    Sooooo yep I went pee in a cup and then decided
    to empty the cup out the window as we flew along
    the freeway ~ It flew back in my face !!!! AHHHHHHH !!!
    It actually was so shocking that we just died laughing ~
    Needless to say I won't be throwing liquids out the
    window as I am driving really fast :)
    Have an awesome Canton !!!


  6. The glamorous lives of junkers- betcha don;t see THAT on a TV show!