Hi Airedale - I have a lot of the twinklin H2O's - I love them but I've never used them. I bought a lot of the special paper for them too. Going to have to try them - So much I would really love to do with them. Can't wait to see how you use yours!
Grammy - so glad Lucas is doing well. Babies grow out of so many things - often it just takes a little time. Our granddaughter is 15 months and was born with a little hole in her heart which has self-corrected. I had no idea of this - no one told me. They mentioned after her one year check-up that her heart was almost healed. Say what? Well, I guess if they had told me I would have just worried.
Tammy you should be okay if you eat early enough. How long will you be in the hospital?
So good to see you Judy - have missed you! I have never done brothel layouts in my life and then we went into 3 in a row! One I've scrapped. There is so much interesting history and information, especially with the first and last one. The "average" night was 40 men and they worked 3 weeks on and 1 week off. Each man got 8 minutes for $15.00 but could pay for more time. They even used kitchen timers - a maid would knock on the girl's door when the 8 minutes was up. The guy had to leave immediately or pay more money.
Since most of the men were miners or fisherman or loggers and wore big heavy lace-up boots they didn't want to take them off and on and waste the time they were paying for. So in the hall was a closet of small fake fur rugs. They would grab a rug when they went into the bedroom and put it over the blanket so they could leave their boots on. I thought that was very weird.
We had a ball touring the brothels but I really did a lot of journaling on all of them about the life and story of the madam and some of the house policies. Like the one in Wallace, Idaho.
The girls could not go out in public - not to the store, not anywhere. They were in the house for 3 weeks and then for their week off they had to leave town for a week. The madam did not want them to accidently run in to a customer around town or even in the saloons and did not ever want a situation where one of the girls accidently ran into one of their customers when he was with his wife and children. So all groceries were sent in and if they had restaurant food it was delivered. The girls never set foot outside except on their week off when they quickly got out of town.
Anyway, hope to finish those pages by the end of next week and then onto to Hawaii again.