Craft Markets.. #5: You just never know..

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Blog entry by degoose posted 11-17-2012 09:48 AM 2047 reads 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Another stab at it... Part 5 of Craft Markets.. series Part 6: Before the storm... »

Today started out so well… made a sale at 6.00 am….

But by mid morning a super storm tore through Brisbane… and the Kelvin Grove Markets…

We are the gazebo on the other side of the blue tent…Very fortunate that all that happened to us was we got a little wet… darn… a lot wet…

Torrential rain and winds gusting at 95 kph…so much damage in such a short time…

Like I said we escaped any real damage and no one was hurt…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#1 posted 11-17-2012 09:57 AM

Wow. That’s a mess. I’m glad to hear you are fine.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#2 posted 11-17-2012 10:36 AM

Glad your Ok mate,

-- There is always an opportunity to learn. . . .Steve Mcgrady. . Sydney, Australia.

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#3 posted 11-17-2012 11:20 AM

Very glad you’re OK. Hope nobody was hurt. That’s about 60 mph to us. I am surprised that any of the canopies were still up. Hope you didn’t lose much product.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 11-17-2012 11:38 AM


Glad that you didn’t get hurt. Hope that your beautiful work survived.
We just had a major storm here in NY, so I can imagine the panic when it hit.

-- Steve--

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#5 posted 11-17-2012 11:45 AM

Your Lucky no one was hurt!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#6 posted 11-17-2012 12:33 PM

Thank God you are all safe!!!!!!!.................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 11-17-2012 01:16 PM

Wow, sorry to hear about the vendors being stuck in that storm. I’ve had my canopy bent by high winds, but nothing compared to what you went through.

-- ~Julie~

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#8 posted 11-17-2012 01:18 PM

Was that weather predicted, or did it just come up suddenly?? Glad to hear you’re ok!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#9 posted 11-17-2012 01:54 PM

Holy moly! Sorry to hear of things like this. Glad you’re alright and hope nobody else got hurt. Mother Nature is, well, so unpredictable anymore.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#10 posted 11-17-2012 02:36 PM

Storms can be bad, Larry.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#11 posted 11-17-2012 02:47 PM

Throw a stout length of rope to lash yourself to a tree Larry !
At least the smoothie tent was spared….

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#12 posted 11-17-2012 02:50 PM

Glad to hear no real damage to you.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 11-17-2012 03:11 PM

As long as your good thats the main thing.

Did you lose much?


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#14 posted 11-17-2012 04:24 PM


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#15 posted 11-17-2012 04:41 PM

That’s sucks .
Do the organizer reimburse for some of the losses?

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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