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With being laid off last month, not I, even with a new job I won't have vacation.

OTOH Adlai is an old friend of mine; please feel free to give him heck and blame it on me!

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I’m thinking about going, would be my first.  I haven’t found much information about what is going on, times etc.  I’m curious about how much time I should plan on being there.  Looking forward to seeing demonstrations and the tailgate.

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On 7/31/2019 at 11:10 PM, Duanen said:

I’m thinking about going, would be my first.  I haven’t found much information about what is going on, times etc.  I’m curious about how much time I should plan on being there.  Looking forward to seeing demonstrations and the tailgate.

Best tailgating is Wednesday afternoon, all day Thursday and Friday.  Demo start Friday evening and all day Saturday.  Give it as much time as you can afford.  Never a dull moment.

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And at least half a day Sunday for Demos; though a lot of people are pulling out Sunday afternoon---some killer deals in the tailgating from the I don't want to haul it home to the "they left hours ago." when you go back to buy something.

If you are up to it; camping onsite can be a real hoot.

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I have a ride lined up but don't know if I will have the money to go. All depends on if I find a car to buy at the right price or can fix the one I have for a reasonable amount of cash. So I guess my answer to the question who's going is, maybe. It will be the first blacksmithing function of any kind I've been to. I hope I can pull it off.

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On 8/5/2019 at 8:15 AM, njanvilman said:

Never a dull moment.

I'll be perfectly honest: last year, I feel asleep during a demo. In my defense, I was sleep-deprived, it was right after lunch, and I was seated where the heat from the forge wasn't helping my drowsiness.

And then the hand-held air hammer went off....

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Thanks for the responses and advice, I’m excited to attend my first.  I have Thursday-Saturday scheduled to be there, if I can keep my better half interested.  

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The weekend before is usually the Woolgathering---a fiber event in Yellow Springs OH.  What sort of things is she interested in?

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Thomas,

She is a quilter and scrapbooker.  She also had fun making a basket at the BAM (Blacksmith Association of Missouri) conference.  They hold classes that ladies may be interested in during the conference.  Kept her happy and busy for a whole day.

I’m very fortunate, she is very understanding and a good sport about my hobbies and I pay her back by taking her to the ocean.  

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