Writing this, listening to the thunder and the tornado warnings. Warm from the margarita I just drank.
Just walked into my room thinking it was 8:00PM. It’s only 5:45.
This was a long day. Our crew has been working endless hours, and they don’t even have a bus to go to when they get a chance to sit down. IF they get a chance to sit down.
My voice is simply not holding up. I’m starting to sound a lot like Kathy Griffin. Which isn’t a bad thing.
Woke up at 6:00 AM. Every morning it takes a few minutes to really open my eyes. Good thing I set one alarm on my phone, and one hotel wake-up call. Smart.
In the shower at 6:10. Watched a little TV. G’s favorite movie was on: Ice Age, Dawn of the Dinosaur. Had to watch a few minutes.
Gathered my stuff and had breakfast in the lobby with the gals. I love the people I get to work with. I know I’ve mentioned that.
It was yard sale day. I wasn’t expecting a huge turnout. The weather is weird and Niecy’s not part of the show anymore. Neither are Mark or Trish…. So I thought some people might not come.
Oh my god. I was so wrong.
The crowd was HUGE. I couldn’t believe it.
Before we start shooting, Matt gathers the cast to rile up the crowd. HUNDREDS of them inside and many more outside. We do a chant. One half of the room saying, “CLEAN”, the other house screaming, “HOUSE”!
It’s goes on a few minutes. So great.
Yard sale opens and people come streaming in. The buying is insane, fast, and overwhelming… In a GOOD way.
People are giving more than we’re asking for because it’s for charity.
The Richmond people are LOVELY. There wasn’t one person I met who wasn’t kind, generous, and incredibly patient. They waited up to thirty minutes just to buy one item. Some waited longer for a picture or an autograph.
It was more fun than I had even hoped for. Non stop from 9AM to 2PM. None of us took a break. Too many people, pictures and sales. Best day yet.
Then, when everyone left and there was still stuff to shoot, I got so freaking tired I wanted to collapse.
Instead, I got a tad bitchy. Just a tad.
Then I got a drink and some BBQ, not to mention wonderful conversation. And met more delightful Virginia folks in line for food!! People TALK here. It’s a bit different in L.A.
And now I’m having tea.
I think a shower is in order. Some more tanning goop, and my pj’s and book.
Waiting to hear what time I work tomorrow.
Today was a great day. The people here made it so.
And we made a ton of money for charity.
4 more sleeps.