This time I was lured in by the low booth fee (only $10.00) and the short time commitment - just 5 hours. Not counting about three hours for set-up and take down. And I really should have thought about the outdoor part of this show.
It was windy.
Very, very windy....
I spent a lot of time picking various items off the ground and replacing them on tables. I joked that at least they weren't breakable, but I don't like my quilts and bags on the ground. About an hour before the show was supposed to end I actually had to start taking quilts down because they were blowing so much. The highway is just beyond that car you can see in between the quilts and I sure didn't want anything flying off and ending up on someone's windshield! I didn't even have a clue how in the world I was going to get through it with everything blowing the way it was. Luckily a friend stopped by and helped me take it all down shortly after. When we took down the canopy I found out why it hadn't blown away - my back corner leg had fallen into a storage bin for a hose....that was lucky for me or I might have been chasing the canopy, too! (And I had cinder blogs tethered to each leg, as well!)
All of this to make about minimum wage for my 8 hours. So....next time I am tempted to do another show, I promise to read this post again and remember.....Never Again!!!