Okay, a major mishap happened at the Lilac parade. In a little accidente, my oldest daughter Ruth turned around and tried to run out of the way of a golf cart and slammed right into my arm that was holding my bucket. I dropped it on the ground and now it's cracked!! Charles and I talked about some solutions yesterday afternoon, I came home, exhausted them all and am now starting from scratch again. Basically I need a new bucket. I didn't know if anyone here had any suggestions. I've looked at BobaMaker's and although expensive, the wife has okayed for us to pull out some money to make that work. However, I have heard that he is notoriously slow at getting his buckets out. Here's the problem. If I want the bucket painted and ready for Dragon Con, because of my schedule, I will have to have the bucket by mid to late June in order to get the painting done. By the way, don't ever use a Don Post bucket (lesson learned) because when a problem like this arises, the material is too thin to glue back together. I'm so depressed today I can't even begin to explain!!!