The convention went well. It was fun, we looked good, made some good connections and got a number of bookings. The company that was trying to shut us down was not there. We thought they would be and it might be rather awkward. They were in the program, but they were a no show. So we looked even better. I doubt very much we hear from them again. We have some new ideas on how to make The Clay Teacher “bigger and better”. I am looking forward to getting that going. I will keep this up to date on how and what we are doing.
My nephew died this week. He has been sick for long time. His heart gave out, then his kidneys failed, his liver stopped and he got an infection in the bowl. He simply shut down. My sister is strong lady. She knew this was coming, but really didn’t want to. I admire her optimism and her courage. She kept a positive attitude for him, his children and of course for herself. She has had a hard go this life time. She lost two of her three sons and her husband. She is hurting and I wish I could do more to help. She has a number of people around her and there is nothing I can do. I will go and spend some time with her when things all settle down. My son John leaves for Australia tomorrow. I am sad to see him go, but not so much anymore. I will miss him. He should be gone for a year or more, but we will stay in contact and he can come home anytime he wants. He is young and starting his life with an adventure. Not quite the same situation that my sister is in.
Today my son and I are packing and getting him ready to go, nothing like leaving it to the last day, then we are all going out for German food. He was going to sell his old car and get it out of the garage before he left, but he didn’t get there yet. I think he might not. We will have to sell it. He has put off a few things a bit longer than I would have, but “things” always have a way of working out for him. He will have to learn to do it on his own now..… or not.
Until the next time.
The Clay Teacher