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Monday, April 8, 2013

First show of the season


Last year I was packed and heading to Hillsborough for the Arts and Crafts show, listening to reports on the radio of tornadoes in the area.... so I turned my car around and went home. The weather was fierce that day, and of course the show got cancelled. There went my show fees. However, they kindly offered me a free space at the Hog Days Festival, an unfortunate name for a barbeque event in May. At that show I think I made about $30, might have been less, I blocked it out. That was the beginning of my thoughts that I would never do another outdoor show. But then I did an indoor show, and that was even worse. So, here I am once again, scheduled to be at the Hillsborough Arts and Crafts Festival this coming Saturday. Come on over if you are in the area. So far, it looks like we will have good weather, it's such a crap shoot isn't it?!
Thanks to the poster makers for using my artwork!

News of my smart meter hell:
I am a refugee in my house, certain parts of the house bring on headaches and tingling, what joy! So I try to stay out of those rooms.
I spoke with the kindest customer service person EVER at Progress Energy today and she spent almost an hour digging for info about the Total Meter program, a phone line communications program that I can opt for. Now why don't they just use phone lines altogether? Makes more sense to me..... as of now, they are sending me paperwork to fill out and request said meter. We shall see...........

12 comments:

oldgreymare said...

progress..yay..well a little anyway...

sending "positive" energy (heheh) out into the universe for a great show for you <3

Michèle Hastings said...

Have a great show! Some of my best shows have been these one day, 10-4, simple booth set up deals. I am thinking positively that this will be a good year.

smartcat said...

Toes crossed for a great show.

I'm glad to hear you're making progress with the meter. When will companies realize that nice brings the customers back. At ;east you hit a good one!

Kings Creek Pottery said...

Here's to everlasting optimism re) the outdoor shows! I can relate ;)
I hope you make many sales and have a lovely day!

Dennis Allen said...

Have a happy Saturday! Hope the meter works out.

June Perry said...

Sounds like you're making some headway with the meter problem. Will hold good thoughts that they fix it, and soon!

Amy said...

Great persistence on the meter thing. Admirable. Hope the sale is way better than you expect.

schray said...

Good luck on your show this weekend. We are having our last show of the season here in Naples, FL this weekend. April is usually not that good as most of the tourists leave right after Easter. It's suppose to be 88 degrees with scattered pm rain. Is pm before or after 4:00? I am also trying to keep a positive attitude.

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Lori Buff said...

I hope this year you have a fantastic show and an otherwise good weekend.

Isn't it great when you get a customer service person that actually tries to give great customer service.

Laura Farrow said...

We'll bring you a cuppa! see you then. xo

Tracey Broome said...

hey eeryone, thanks for your coments. I am sort of possesed with the smart meter controversy right now, sorry, I have been a slacker replying to all of you :)