How did it get to be Monday again? No one consulted me about this. Honestly.
I spent yesterday Halloweening the booth. (I know that's not a real verb, but it totally should be.) I'm about a week or so off my preferred schedule, but I kept putting it off because I didn't want to deal with the clutter in the shed.
I finally forced myself out there yesterday morning, expecting to spend hours out there dealing with it. There's a ton of stuff in the shed, and some of it had fallen over, creating a mess I just didn't think I could face. Turns out, I was done in less than two hours!
The mess was nowhere near as bad as it looked. I was able to get to exactly what I needed without much trouble, plus rearrange things so that the Christmas stuff is easier to reach to boot! To top it off, I found a box with several Halloween items merch that I feared was lost after I could not find it last year. I didn't remember that I had put it into a large cardboard box, instead of the tubs I usually use for storage. It looked so much like the boxes of my mother's stuff that is still out there that I just assumed it was part of her junk. I'm really happy to have found these items, because there are some really cute plush ghosts in there that I think will sell fast.
After spending all damn day at the booth rearranging and Halloweening, I'm still not all the way done. I chose to make getting the Halloween stuff done my priority, so I didn't do any of the usual tidying and straightening that needed to be done. I'll be headed out there after work today to get it finished. In fact, I still have a little of the Halloween stuff to do. I just dumped a tub of costumes in a chair and I can't leave it like that.
Of course, spending all day at the booth does have its hazards. I watched two different people knock something in the floor and leave it there! I beat them to death with a broom and threw the bodies down the freight elevator. What else was I supposed to do? (Okay, not really. But I really wanted to.) At least one of them bought something.
Send Shara some good sale vibes this week! Her big, much-anticipated barn sale starts in a couple of days. Also, reader and commenter Lynn is off on some adventures of her own--Happy Trails, Lynn!
Kosh had a good vet visit. She said he was looking well and seemed to be happy, other than the fact that he was at the vet, which makes him cranky. He was pretty well-behaved the whole time. We made an appointment for Chiquito for November. God help us all! It'll take a tactical SWAT strike just to get that boy in the carrier! He's got an unerring sixth sense when it comes to knowing when to run and hide. He's faster than either one of us!
Because of Kosh's vet visit, we only had time for a few yard sales, but there weren't too many that looked good anyway. I did get some vintage folding chairs and a bunch of autumn decor and a tote of Halloween bears. Pretty light overall.
Thanks for all of the comments on my Albatro$$ series. I probably should have mentioned that all that stuff has been Craigslisted forever. (I did write the guide on using CL to promote your booth, you know.) I did not put the chairs in the kids' section, so I'll try that again. As for painting anything any color (much less turquoise--yuck!), it ain't gonna happen. All three items are on the markdown trail, so they will be gone one way or another.
Busy week ahead. I'm looking at two visits to one booth and one to another, plus some more shed time. While the weather is nice, I want to deal with some boxes of books I have out there, plus the last of Mom's stuff. October is going to be a very busy month for me, resale-wise, and I'll need some of that stuff from the shed to do it, so I might as well get started. I'll tell you all more about my plans later.