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Sleepless in Winnie

Since there seems to be a "free" hour tonight, and I can't sleep anyway, I thought I'd take a moment to finally take down the trick or treat post and give you a quick update on how it's going at the Flea Market at Winnie...

Well, it's been a mixed bag. It's been wonderful to meet so many very nice people - lovely vendors and sweet new customers....but it's been one of the most utterly exhausting things I've ever done.  We've been very busy - sales have been very brisk, the booth has stayed full of people, feedback has been wonderful...but it still seems like we've hardly put a dent in our stock and we've really only made enough so far to cover all our expenses, which although I am very grateful for, breaking even is not quite what I had in mind. Our booth looks great (yes I have photos, but they are still in my camera and I don't have the strength to retieve them just yet...soon, I promise), but the amount of work it took to make it look good hardly seems worth it in the end...especially with the prospect of tearing it all down tomorrow (anybody want to come help...?)

As I read this back, it sounds really depressing, but it's actually been a very good experience...even really fun many times. I'm just not sure if we're going to EVER do it again  :o) Tomorrow (oh, that's today already) is going to be a busy one with all the tear down and repacking, but it's also going to be a great day for bargain hunters at our booth because I'm almost ready to pay people to take this stuff home so I don't have to haul it back to our place...

So, that's how it's been so far - mixed, but I am stil glad that we did it. I don't know what our next steps may be as far as this venture goes (it's probably not wise to make any major decisions at 3:00 in the morning), but I know the Lord directs our steps and we will end up exactly where He wants us...

Thanks for coming along for the ride!

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