I had lots of soap made and ready to go, but it still needed to wrapped, weighted and labeled. So I spent a lot of my time weighting and wrapping soap. And of course, there was the inevitable changing of plans that is pretty par for the course in my life right now. Among other things I went to a ladies meeting on Friday night and didn't get home until 11 PM. It was definitely worth attending, but definitely crowded the schedule.
|My soap table|
Saturday morning started out COLD. It was 28* when I left my house to pick up the friend who went with me. You have to understand that this is a marked difference from the 50's lows that we have been used to. Mind you I am not really complaining, just noting that it is a shock to the system.
|My other table|
My 6' and 5' tables were not enough space. I used my totes to put my samples and baby blankets on. Unfortunately we were there on the same weekend as the last car show of the year. Just about the time we got everything set up and situated, the guys from the car show showed up to set up the speakers for their thing. Unfortunately we were right in the path of where they put their speakers, and they refused to move them at all. I was really tempted to go and ask them if their mother's would approve of their manners, but I restrained myself. Maybe, I got so upset because I am working very hard to instill in my children the same manners that they did not use. It was very frustrating, but such is life. We were also informed that the spot we had set up would be loud. ARGH!
So we moved to a spot down the block that did not have any speakers. It ended up being a better place, but the process was frustrating. As you can tell from the soap table picture, we ended up set up along the front edge of the bouncy house people. We didn't block them we were just squished onto the edge of the lawn. However we had sunshine and we were far enough away from the music that it wasn't too loud for customers to converse with us. After about 2 PM it started getting cloudy so we started packing up a little early. Needless to say, my product line would not do well in the rain.
|Home and unloaded|
Now to get everything put away.
It may take me a week to figure out where to put everything. I didn't realized I had this much in the way of stock. WOW! I didn't make a lot of money, but I made enough to cover the donation with a little left over. I did however make some good contacts, and that is equally important.
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