Friday, January 22, 2010

Okay, maybe Vegas isn't so bad after all...

I'm in Las Vegas with my husband, attending two trade shows. The first was the Inspection World conference, which is a gathering of home inspectors. The second was the National Association of Home Builders show, which was HUGE. It took us two days to get through both exhibit halls.

And, of course, I filled out lots of entries for drawings.

Last night Bob got an email from the folks at the Lowes booth, asking me to contact them (my electronic name tag for the conference had Bob's email on it rather than mine). This morning I called them, and they asked if we were still in town, because I had won a prize. We weren't planning on going to the show today, but figured that if I won something, I might as well pull on my work uniform and go down one last time.
So, I get to the booth and meet the person who had called me. She asks me to wait a minute; then all these people in blue Lowes shirts start filtering into the area. They start by saying that I won... a tube of Chapstick!!! No, no, just kidding... you won a little First Aid kit! No, really... you won a portable tire inflator!
The hysterical thing is, these three items were all things I either needed or wanted, so I was quite happy with them.  But then they start leading me towards something else... and out of 6,000 entries, my name was drawn to win this:

Yep, I won a new 2010 Chevy Silverado!!! Do I look happy or what?

Actually, I won an allowance towards a car of equal value when I get home. What was really funny was, on our way to the convention center this morning, we were joking that if we had won a car, we'd have to figure out a way to get it home by Monday, when we both have appointments.

I big shout-out to Lowes for this fabulous prize; Guess where I'll be doing all my hardware shopping from now on?


  1. Wow! Congratulations, Welmoed! That is an awesome prize!
    And yes, you DO look happy with your new prize (and in your 'custom' uniform!).

  2. Congratulations!! Sounds like ya'll had a great time.

    ~Mrs. M

  3. Wow! That is so exciting! Congratulations!

  4. Paul and I sing a song often, "Come-on baby, let's go to Vegas!"
    You hit a jackpot!

  5. Stepping out of lurkdom to offer a hearty congratulations!

  6. Congratulations Welmoed!!! I am so thrilled for you! Woo Hoo!!!!!
    Dawn Burchett

  7. Wow, big CONGRATULATIONS, seems you have been enjoying a lucky streak now for quite some time, what with the Bernina und Singer machines but this tops it all!!! Obviously. 'Wow'

  8. Welmoed, that's crazy awesome! (Kinda like you, come to think of it ;) Congrats!!


  9. Wow! Think of all the fabric you can haul home in that!

  10. Holy Cow!!! Congratulations is too little a word for it!!! Yay!!!!!!!!!
    Too bad about the chapstick though... did you look in the glove compartment?


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