Been busy the last few days cleaning up the old Big Lots in Wickliffe getting it ready for the antique/crafts and collectible co-op called Antiques & Uniques. Tom and Barb the owners are setting up a top notch operation. When I was contracted to do the floor I thought OK clean up, set up booths and be done. Nope, they have gutted the place and are rebuilding it. Wow. Stop out if you want to take a peak before the opening. They still have some spaces available for vendors. I think this is going to be a success for Wickliffe.
These are the notes I posted on Facebook.
Haunted tonight. As I told the actor who played Otto, Tonight was a very unsatisfying/satisfying night. You did a great job but you moved me almost to the point of tears. Well done. He replied yes I understand what you mean, mixed emotions.
I recommend it, especially for my socialist liberal friends.
It was very well acted. There has to be a special place in hell for those Nazi's.
Sunday – friends were curious how my book signing went at the craft show in Streetsboro. I made PEANUTS and I learned a lot. This was the first show I set up at and learned the lesson of asking about advertising, how many vendors will be there, what will they sell but the most important question where did you advertise. I asked one vendor didn't they advertise? Her reply was they put it on Facebook. WHAT! I am not kidding when I say 10 people came in. 10!
All the vendors sat in their booth or walked around visiting other vendors. Some had a lot of effort in setting up their booth. It was so dead the last half hour I went to my car and slept. What did I miss when I went back in – nothing, the vendors were packing.
So I made peanuts, literally. I swapped one book for two bags of peanuts from another vendor. At least I made peanuts.