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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Another WET day!

We put up the tent this morning, in drizzle.  We discussed how we'd be able to keep dry, as well as display most of our 5 potters' works, and offer a dry spot for customers to stand as well.

A 10 foot by 10 foot pop-up tent can only do so much.
So we cut our tables to just 2 six-footers.

We still used table cloths, which got soaked.  But no risers, no business cards, no special display stuff at all.  This was the nitty gritty of a Tailgate Market.

Mud Buddies Rule!

The rain got better for a while, but it got colder low 60s I'd guess. Then by 11:45 it was pouring rain.

Our vendor next-door-neighbor had an extra panel to hang from the top, providing a side to protect us from the drips off the top edge.  That let Cathy and myself sit in comfort, relatively speaking.
There were 24 tents displaying, I think the manager, Joannie said.

Last week they didn't hold the market at all, thanks to Hurricane Joaquin.  Joannie said this was the first time in (sorry, I don't remember how many years...) that they'd canceled.

And we had some sales too!  I was glad to finish my order for a plate from Joanne, and then another woman gave us an order for a special decoration on a particular shape mug.  She paid in advance.

Manager Joannie is making sure things are going as smoothly as possible.
If I look bedraggled, it's because I sure am!

Quote for today:

“Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see
how uncomplicated and happy your life can become.”
~ Paramahansa Yogananda ~


  1. It does make for a tough day. I hope the next one will be warm and dry.

  2. I am glad you still had sales despite the rain. We were set up at an outdoor show too. I was surprised that people came out in the deluge. Like you, we simplified the booth and came home with soaking wet table covers.


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