Phew/Whew The "Event" Is Over...

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by DDD, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Thanks to those of you who provided ideas...particularly for the
    Sand Sculpture Contest. The weather held off until the last canoe had finished the race, the live radio broadcast went very
    well (I got a kick out of hearing husband and others talking in between songs on the store radio).

    The "Pig Out" baskets were big hits. The canoe shaped and paddle
    shaped trophies looked good. The 4H sold enough hamburgers and
    hot dogs to give our host organization over $100.

    I am doing NOTHING until at least tomorrow afternoon. Well...I
    will do one thing... :smile: The final tally isn't in but
    it looks like maybe four grand was earned! Wahoo and Thanks one
    more time for the support! DDD

    PS: husband was well enough to stay there and participate from 7 til
    2. That's a blessing, too.
  2. Kathy813

    Kathy813 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    :bravo: :bravo:

    Congratulations for a job well done. Sit down and enjoy a Cutty. :smile:

  3. meowbunny

    meowbunny New Member

    Glad it was a success and even happier to hear husband felt well enough to be there so long.

    Enjoy the rest. You've earned it!!!!
  4. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member

    Glad to hear things went so well. Congratulations!
  5. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Congratulations!!! You worked hard, picking up the ball when others couldn't handle things.

    Glad husband was well enough to enjoy it.

    4 grand is amazing, especially for a first year. Be sure you write everything down that worked, and didn't, so you have it for next year. If you spend some time next week or next weekend making sure your contacts are all listed, details are written down, and maybe get husband to write up what will go smoother/easier next time, then you can put it all into a file folder or big envelope and forget it until next year or until you pass the torch!

    been there done that on many events, the only ones that went easier the next year were ones with lists/write-ups from previous year(s).

    Maybe we can all come next year?

    CDBoard Get-Together at your fundraiser???

    Could be fun!

  6. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member



    What will you do with your time now? JK~~
  7. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:

    You go, girl!

  8. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    Dumb question~~

    What is the significance of phew/whew?

    I have seen it enough times on the board to think that it is a "thing".

    Why not just phew or just whew?

    Does phew's feelings get hurt if you just whew?

    Is whew in a contract where it deserves equal time with phew?

    Wink Martindale used to do a game show called "Whew". Does that have anything to do with it?

  9. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Thank you (yes, I am bowing to the applause) (of course, I am
    dressed in an old faded soft flannel nightgown so am thankful
    this is cyberspace with no flashing cameras!) :rofl:

    There is an "after meeting" planned for the group to critique
    the event in November. The artwork for signs etc. is safely on
    the computer disc. My letters (begging thru thank yous) are
    stuck in a notebook with plastic covers. The photos will be
    added. There is a list I kept as I went along of all the calls
    (with names and numbers, of course) I made and whether they did
    or didn't give. :faint: Phew/Whew! Next year should be a piece of cake.

    One clever choice that somehow came in a "brain flash"...we did
    NOT put the year on the promotional stuff. We had visors made
    and tees etc....and they can be used next year to avoid waste.

    Now, I'll stop bowing and enjoy my cuppa of HMJ! Thanks. DDD
  10. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    BBK.....once upon a time...

    ...a member who used to post often....Addie...and I.... had a debate:

    how do you spell phew,

    as in *relief* :whew:,

    not PU :bag:.

    I spell it "phew" and she spelled it "whew".

    It was a standoff between the two of us, both fighting that we were correct. So we opened it up to the membership and asked this very significant(!) question in Watercooler.

    Tons of people posted and answered the question.

    And it was slightly more "phew" than "whew."

    Addie graciously acknowledged that "phew" won but I started connecting the two so we'd both appear as winners :angel: .....and so others, not wanting to hurt anyone's feelings also connect the two.....and so board-history was born. :smile:

    The End.



  11. KFld

    KFld New Member

    Glad it went so well. Glad it's over for you also, so now you can sit back and relax. Well, until tomorrow anyway :smile:
  12. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat


    You're so cute, I could just put you in my pocket.

    Thank you for the clarification.

    P.S. it's whew :wink:
  13. Star*

    Star* call 911

    I remember -

    Phew/whew battle. And we're still up to our uxters in dilemmas!

    Glad to see you survived the EVENT of the SEASON.