Whew! It's past 11:30 at night, and I have just now settled down at home after returning from the Blade Show. I haven't stopped long enough to be able to catch up on e-mail since before I left, so I you sent me a message in the last few days and haven't heard back yet, give me a little while!
I had the most successful Blade Show so far, and needed about four more days to get around to see and talk with everyone I wanted to, much less see everyone I don't already know. My loverly bride Allie always makes a trip better, and on a practical side was a great table monkey. I wouldn't have had nearly as enjoyable a show just by myself, and I know I wouldn't have been as good at the world's largest shoe and purse convention as she was at the world's largest knife show. :)
I'm hitting the road again tomorrow to go attend the Robert E. Howard Days in Cross Plains Texas with my brother and my friend. Good literary discussion about sword-wielding barbarians, in the heat of early summer in central Texas, thirty miles from where I grew up. I will endeavor to catch up some on e-mails before I come back home earl next week, and am about to hit a few critical ones before my eyes droop right now.
So, had a great show, glad to be back, excited and energized to get back in the shop. And catch up on sleep as I go!