The Shows #5: Day 5

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Blog entry by Monte Pittman posted 574 days ago 1295 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Although today actually brought a couple really good sales, you can feel cabin fever starting to creep in on many of the vendors. Sales pitches and promo speaches are starting to sound tiring. I am stuck in town tonight because there was no travel advised between here and home due to blizzard conditions. This isn’t good as I need to keep trying to add a few things. But if I don’t I guess I will know to be better prepared next time.

This is my first time at this show. They say that the second weekend is bigger than the first. Although we hope for more sales, as a one man shop I have enough already to keep me busy for quite some time. I have also run across several people that have trees for me to come and get. Have to keep the logs coming in. I have crossed the profit line for the show so all is getting better.

My welder said it would be another 2 weeks before he could come and finish frame on my bandsaw mill. Guess I make due till then.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#1 posted 574 days ago

Thats good news. Hitting the break even number always puts a smile on my face. I imagine yours too as you still have about 5 days left. Good job

-- Jay - or

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#2 posted 574 days ago

Comment of the day;

Father to daughter, “don’t look at me like that”
Daughter, “why?”
Father, “because it costs me money when you look at me like that.”

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#3 posted 574 days ago

That’s a very smart Dad! :-)

Keep the spirits up Momte. Sounds like it’s going rather well (all things considered)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#4 posted 574 days ago

keep up the hard work

-- Joel

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#5 posted 574 days ago

good luck. hope the weather gets a lil better for a good turnout

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#6 posted 574 days ago

You will do very good at this show…they always have a way of working out great in the long run…especially with your fine work and persistance…
The hardest part is surviving 10 days of physically being there.
The longest show i have done was 4 days and it was exhausting. It tok me several days to re-cooper-ate

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#7 posted 573 days ago

Sounds good Monte. I hope the weather doesn’t keep folks away the 2nd week.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 573 days ago

Congrats on the sales Monte. Sorry about the blizzard. Good decision not to try to drive home. People in your country have to be tough to get out in January but I suppose you get used to it. (not me though) Best of luck over the next 5 days and keep us posted.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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