After getting out of class Thursday evening, I committed to my somewhat spur of the moment trip and packed the car for a three day trip to Tucson for the gem and mineral shows! I woke up super early on Friday, drove all day, arrived in Tucson that evening, got a cheap and old motel room (cheap and old = lots of cool character + a little sketchiness), shopped all day Saturday, hit the road back home Saturday evening sleeping at rest stops as I went and arrived home Sunday evening. It was intense! I managed to find nearly everything on my shopping list and have a ton of new materials to work with! I think I might be most excited about a piece of Sumatra amber that I picked up, which is by far the bluest amber I have ever seen! The meteorite slices are pretty darn cool too tho. Impossible to see everything in it's true glory with the sun hitting all the iridescents right, but this is the bulk of my finds!
I have been agonizing over building a website for a few weeks now. I knew I needed to create one and when I finally gathered my will and attention to make one, I was overwhelmed by the different sites that offered "easy to use" templates and builders. I had an idea of the features I wanted, but had difficulty with several builders getting the look and function I sought before I settled on building with Weebly. I'm thrilled to have found a program that is intuitive and doesn't have much of a learning curve. With a busy semester starting in school, I'm glad to have a site fleshed out so I can return my attention to school work and getting everything lined up to sell in Vegas later this year.