Saturday, March 30, 2013

Our Adventures in Ohio, West Virginia & home

Over the past few weeks things have been crazier than normal for us, let me explain:
I knew I had a magic convention coming up in Columbus, Ohio so I was working around the clock making magic tricks to sell as well as coming up with a new lecture to do, all the while maintaining normal office hours and performing shows. It was kind of like a vacation when we headed off to the convention. Even though at a magic convention you don’t get much sleep, it’s nice to only think about one thing at a time instead of checking off a list and juggling ten things in your mind. The convention went great, we met a lot of great people. I even had 2 tables in the dealer room where I sold magic, everyone loved my new effect ”Love Story”.  I headlined the evening show and got to perform on stage with David Ginn and Duane Laflin who are two legends in magic. On the way home things took a turn for the worse; my van died at 4:00 pm on a Sunday evening in Clarksburg, West Virginia during a snow storm. We had to get a tow truck to take the van to a mechanic and drop us off at a hotel. The next morning the mechanic said it would take a week to fix the van, so I called my local mechanic in Charlottesville and he said “get a rental car and get home, I will send a tow truck to pick up your van and we can work on it here, besides a huge snow storm is expected to hit here anytime.” (We use Airport Auto they are the best) Well we did just that, we got a rental car and went home, our van got to Charlottesville about 2 hours after we did. The next day 14 inches of wet heavy snow fell here in Virginia and we lost power for 3 days, the temperature in our home was 45 degrees and we ended up staying with friends in Culpeper. We felt like we were homeless and had the worst luck all at the same time. On the other hand we felt blessed to have friends like Bryan & Amy Bowling to take us in and give us a warm place to stay.
The folks who hired us had a photographer walking around the convention, I am hoping I will get a few photos from then soon….