- Wolfie "The muddy"
- March 31st, 2009
Well first I would like to welcome all the new members, now it looks like I'll have to come up with some content.... there will be more and more recent people, events, experiences posted but this is one I remember fondly and is a good place to start.
Ok this actually happened at S&M 14, or GNEW 14 as it is known these days. As some of you know that was when it was held at the horse farm on the peninsula and it *RAINED*!!!! Now it was a gorgeous site but when it rained it got muddy and at S&M 14 (as at S&M 10) it didn't just rain it came down like someone had turned a river sideways! Now it had started raining friday night but had stopped before morning so when it started raining around 3 am on saturday morning we kind of expected it to do the same... by 8 am the weatherproofing on our tent gave out! Since it was obvious sleep wasn't going to continue, it was decided that it was my job to go out and get the car so we could load up before it got "nasty". See we were at S*M 10 and remembered what THAT had been like. so I started to trudge my way out and on my way started singing "Oh purple skies so threatening, oh pounding sheets of rain..." by the time I got to the chorus I could hear coming from the tents around me "Malagentia! Malagentia! God poured his grace on thee..."
So I got my car in with no problem and packed up the tent, bedding, garb, and headed out. Now at this point the road was still passable, however my dear friend Lady Cara the Bard (she has a different last name now but I can't spell it) was having car trouble and flagged us down. I had her sit in our warm car with Heidi because she was turning blue fom the cold, while I helped the other good gentle get her battery jump started. THIS however isn't the good deed that I am telling of in this story...
See by the time we got her car started the road out was now... not so passable... I got stuck! I got stuck to the point that the floor boards were in mud! at this point Wolfie (that would be Baron Wulfhere) (if someone knows how to spell that better let me know) and 5 other big burly fighters came running out of the woodwork (I swear they were hiding in a tent just waiting their chance) and LITERALLY picked up my car and moved it 8 feet over, put it down, slapped it on the trunk, and said "You're good to go"! now this wasn't some sub compact car this was a full sized Chevy Celebrity!! fully loaded with two people in it!!! In the hustle and bustle of trying to get traffic out before the rest of the road was impassable I didn't even get to find out who the other fighters were, but they never even asked for any thanks or anything, they were just doing their part to make it all work. Those are the kinds of things that I remember fondly!