Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Another Day, Another Dollar

My plan was to tell y'all that even though I worked on Monday, usually the second day of my weekend, it was worth it because I got to see the American Red Cross building.

The Governors Hall to be precise.

 Even with insane weather that fluctuated between flooding rain and bright sunshine, the only constant being temperatures of what felt like a 1000 degrees, it was worth it.

Considering the party was hosted by Weather.Com, you would have thought they could have conjured up a nice day but oh no.

So clad in my rainproof gardening hat and jacket off I went. I heard a customer say, " Jane looks cute, where is she going, hiking"?

Yes, the urban hiker, that's me.

The caterers had commandeered the small elevator so up and down slippery marble stairs I went.

Slipping, sliding, sweating.

 But the ballroom was worth the hike.

Stained glass, original Red Cross posters, beautifully painted moldings. It was da bomb.

 And we made it back to Virginia and I made it home just as the severe weather alerts started to beep over my phone and across the TV screen. They warned us of the possibility of floods and advised people to stay off the roads.

I was off the road and cosy at home with the kittens.

And then the serious rains came. and came. And came.

Can you guess what happened next?

I'll leave you to it.

Time for a shower and work.

Part two coming your way soon.



  1. Ah, yes, the rain. Probably the same rain that kept me indoors most of Monday after being sunburned on Sunday? The same rain that has made porridge of Marie's roses and a consultant is coming to take pictures...and it's still too soggy even to pick up leaves and petals!
    But Estorbo doan' care! He has temporary blogging rights on the G and S blog, for you(or other commenters who know him)
    Hope you didn't suffer much damage.

    1. OMG I'm glad I don't have responsibility for the terrace. Yikes.

      I read Estobo's post, so did the kittens.

      We feel his pain.

  2. I am going to guess that what happened next is your house floated away while you were sleeping.

  3. Power out?

    All that time at the gym really paid off, eh, Jane? and Wowser! nice fleurs!

  4. I love a good set of marble stairs as much as I love a good cliffhanger. My interest is piqued.

  5. The stained glass is breathtaking..wow!

    I am wondering if there will be a story of some sort of leakage in your next post..hmm.


  6. I can't guess!!!!!

    Pretty flowers ease the anxiety:).

  7. Oh I do hope something goo happened. The flowers are beautiful. I 'm waiting.....

  8. I love those blue and white arrangements--stunning!

    I hope you didn't get a flood. Did it rain cats and dogs?

    1. it did, but no labs:-(

      I was hoping to catch one.


  9. Beautiful building, and gorgeous flowers. Almost worth giving up your day off. Xoxo

  10. And those windows are some of the largest stained glass windows in existence by Tiffany Studios. I had a project in that building in my younger years ... In the attic where Barton's ghost is supposed to haunt ... But the project was never built. Your 'project' sounds like more fun.

    1. Thank you for the information. No wonder they are so unbelievably beautiful. I put in a link.

      What was your project?