Elaine can sniff out a quilt shop. It doesn’t matter where she goes . . what town, what state . . she knows where every quilt shop is located. If she ever gets to that quilt shop, then she will remember the directions to the shop for the rest of her life. But . . this shop, her sniffer didn’t locate it!
I was driving down the interstate and saw a sign for it. Then we had to stop and ask directions and use the Blackberry to find the street address, then the GPS to find the building. Elaine’s sniffer must have been worn out after all those quilt shops she’d already visited. It was Country Expressions Quilt Shoppe in Stewartsville, MO, which was a Quilt Sampler Magazine Top Ten Shop in 2008.
Speaking of falling down on the job, Elaine is the designated driver for all bridges. Coming home, I knew there was a bridge on 435 in Kansas City near Cabela’s because I’d crossed it recently. Vince had told me a while back that there was no way I could drive over the 435 bridge but I just loved proving he was wrong . . because I did drive across it and I was ok to do it again.
So, I’m driving along and Elaine and I were talking and all of a sudden we came up on a different bridge! A big, scary bridge! Panic set in and I said “WHAT’S THIS?” It was just a big flat bridge without any overhead structures and Elaine didn’t realize I couldn’t drive over those type bridges. She was looking around saying “Where? What? I don’t see anything!” I’m saying “THIS!! WHAT AM I GOING TO DO?” We were halfway across it before she realized we were on a bridge and I was about to lose my sanity. I made it but I won’t drive across that one again. Vince was right . . darn it!
I sure wish I could get over this crazy bridge fear!