My biggest event of the year is coming up - the Machine Quilter's Showcase in Overland Park, Kansas - and I broke a toe yesterday. And I do mean BROKE it. I was vacuuming in my barefeet, got tangled up in the vacuum cord, tripped and almost torn the toe next to my big toe completely off. The pain was so intense that I passed out a couple of times before I could get husband's attention to help me. Trip to the emergency room varified that it was indeed broken. Got it taped between two other toes, a nice little hard bottom shoe to wear and started home when I remembered I had an appointment for a haircut and perm. Now we ladies know what is important! So I had my husband drive me to my hair appointment and sit there and wait an hour and a half while my hairdresser tried her best to make me beautiful again. But next Thursday I have plans to attend MQS. Its about a two hour drive one way for me. I missed it last year so really, really want to go. I keep thinking I can get a wheelchair as I can't walk very far before my foot starts swelling again, but I hate the thought of trying to maneuver a wheelchair through the crowds of people. Many times I have moved over and let a person in a wheelchair pass by or get ahead of me for a better view at a booth, but I don't want to be the person who others need to make room for or make give special treatment. I have two wonderful friends who insist that I still go, and they will make sure I'm taken care of. But if they are taking care of me they might not get to see everything they want to see. We are only going for one day and its a huge show with lots of vendors. What are your thoughts? Would you go ahead and go?