Yesterday, she sent me a text message and wanted to know where we should meet for lunch. Wait, wasn't yesterday Tuesday?? So friend Cindy and I headed out for a nice chicken salad with friends. In no time at all, it was off to the races.
We had a quick bolstering bag of popcorn and a glass of wine. That goes together, right? Then I spent a few minutes teaching Cindy how to count out Bingo cards. She did an excellent job with no complaints at all. Too bad she doesn't live here because I just might get a day off!!
I relayed the message to one of the Knights about not opening the castle drawbridge until the appointed time. It makes some peasants angry they don't have the same chance to run to their favorite table with arms flailing. It also gives some people the opportunity to SAVE an entire table. That's a no-no. Alas, the fight was on!!
Gosh ... you would think this was a crowd of adults, but as soon as the drawbridge goes down, they all become 5 year olds.
To make matters worse ... doesn't that always happen? ... the mini me infernal machine decided to play Groundhog Day and refused to load the program. We collect about $2500 a night on that machine, but this time it just kept throwing up the same RELOADING error message ..... ALL NIGHT LONG.
We are sorry for the inconvenience, but you will have to use the ATM machine in the corner. At least it continued to spit out cash, but at the user's expense. Peasants were very unhappy they had to pay $2.75 for their withdrawal. Mini me continued to play the game until I cut it off and stuffed it in the box of lost things.
The good news was the players were so distracted by a new person counting, they didn't complain too loudly about the service fee ... for the most part anyway. Lucky for us.
Dinner consisted of eight Girl Scout cookies. Since I already had popcorn, I might as well splurge on ONE cookie. I did good. Hmmm maybe we should make some of those munchie cookies for the peasants. They just might be in a better mood!!
When I learned they ran out of hot dogs, I opted for a bunless burger. It's rather hard to eat that without dripping grease all down your front, along with chopped lettuce. The tomato ended up on the floor.
At the end of the night, we balanced after a payout correction and headed home, yawning all the way. Yay for nice soft beds and DARK.
Early in the morning, before all the happiness, I was able to finish up this quilt. I had to promise Cindy she could take it to the fair in her neighborhood next year. Their entries have been declining, so I have a much better chance of getting a ribbon. That of course means I probably have to work the fair.
Speaking of the fair, our Merced County Fair starts next week. The Elks lodge has the big hamburger stand next to the beer garden and of course needs Volunteers. I start on Sunday because the Sheriff likes to feed the local 4-H and FFA kids breakfast burritos while they bring in their animals and set up their displays. This will definitely be something to write about!!
There is still Bingo on Tuesday and now a dinner Thursday night due to the King being out of town surveying his Kingdom ... on a road trip back East. No one knows how to use the second mini me infernal I-Pad machine, so I'll be there to screw it up!! I mean really, what fun would it be if everything went perfectly???