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The Shows #16: plugging away

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Blog entry by Monte Pittman posted 374 days ago 1172 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 15: It's been a year Part 16 of The Shows series Part 17: Day Seven »

Day 4. I have yet to have a funnel cake.

Weather has been nearly perfect, but the crowd numbers are down. I have talked to lots of people and I think I will get some decent orders. I have been building while I am here.

Hate to say it, but no real good fair stories yet.

-- 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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DocSavage45

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#1 posted 374 days ago

Sorry that it’s not meeting expectations. Just remember Huff’s advice. Keep a positive energized attitude. You’re selling you. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 374 days ago

” I have been building while I am here” How do you manage that?

Sales are not as good as last year’s?

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

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degoose

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#3 posted 374 days ago

Some photographs would be nice… just to see what you are doing…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#4 posted 374 days ago

It’ll get better…just a slow start. As the old saying goes “It ain’t over till the fat lady farts”

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

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 374 days ago

Myam next to the McDonalds Free stageme

My assembly area

I am next to the McDonalds Free stage for entertainment

And a shameless plug for the guy who is giving me a very large order

-- 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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clieb91

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#6 posted 374 days ago

Monte, Sorry to hear things are a bit slow good thing the weather is good. Good luck with the show. My first is in about 3 or 4 weeks.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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Blackie_

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#7 posted 374 days ago

Sorry Monte and I know what you are going through, at least you’re resourceful, productive and staying busy, the shows I’ve attended I always had to park at a different location away from my booth and I never spent the extra $15 – $20 on top of my rental fee for electricity, as a matter of fact, I just yesterday went out and purchased the Peak Jump Starter along with a 12 volt 8” clip on fan just to keep from having to purchase electricity during the shows. :)

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Roger

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#8 posted 373 days ago

No funnel cake???? OMG….. Get with it Monte… lol

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#9 posted 373 days ago

I hate to be “that guy”, but on the mug the ‘your’ should be ‘you’re’. I feel sorry for the dude that has a ton of merchandise with a spelling mistake on it.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 373 days ago

Brian- You are mistaken. You’re is the contraction for you are. Your is the possessive form which he has used correctly. Sorry, but my dear departed Mom was a stickler about this kind of thing!

The second “your” should be “you’re” so I guess we’re both right! :)

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

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Blackie_

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#11 posted 371 days ago

I’m guessing, the bottom your is what Brian was referring too, I see this word misspelled or misused quite often.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#12 posted 368 days ago

I don’t know guys…. depends on how you read it and where you are from. LOL. Can be left just the way it is and could sound like it’s just the way they talk

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