Lots of kids everywhere and the DSC was no exception yesterday on the Wednesday Open Day. OMG was I ever busy, between doing the greeting of people and giving them the donkey talk, and running the boutique there was never a quite moment, by lunchtime we have had over 80 people come through, that's more than I have had all the previous Wednesdays, definitely a sign that school is out and of what to expect the next few months. Oh goody! It met a lot of nice people and you can definitely divide them up into groups, people who are only there because they have nothing better to do for that day and people who are generally interested and ask a lot of questions. I had a lot of complaints from people about the traffic on the way up, I know I was in it too when I drove up to the DSC, there must have been a big accident on the Highway and everybody was using all the available side roads to get to where they needed to be, I for one thought I was going to be late for work too, but thanks with the help of a nice lady driver, I made it there on time. One older couple had been on the road for 4 1/2 hrs to come, a trip that should have taken 30 mins at the most. He joked around with me after I gave him the donkey talk and said, well it better be worth the drive...I promised him that it will be and afterwards he said well it definitely was. So that made me smile. We also had a 95 year old man just come for the carrot walk, he was kind of down and out and as his family was talking about donkeys around him, he perked right up, they called that morning and required about certain things at the DSC and were there for the carrotwalk at 3:30 pm, we even made a special parking spot for him, so he had a front row seat right in his vehicle. Ah the power of a donkey. I just love it. After work was done I helped Steph, one of the young animal caregivers with securing one of the barn doors way up in the loft, wonder why they ask my FA for stuff like that, I had to climb hay bales to get to the top, not exactly my kind of thing lol. but I made it up and most importantly back down again. We completed the task and everything was good. I also finally remembered to pick up my two raffle prizes from Donkey Day, funny I kept remembering it, but always on the way home, not as I was leaving but as I was half way home. I hate my delayed memory. lol. So since I can't win the big million dollars at the lotteries, I will be happy about all my small wins, I won a gift package from SC Johnson and a Flash drive. Woo hoo. There were a few nice prizes at the Raffle, but most of them where for things in their town, and since I am an outoftowner I opted for universal things, like giftpackages, flash drives and there was a nice farm quilt, that I really liked, and put most of my tickests in. So two out of three ain't bad, is it?
And to have a perfect ending to the day.... I spent some time with my sweet Hershey over the fence. Oh he is so adorable, I am just totally in love with him.