I wish that damn horse race would hurry up and get here so I can go back to selling shit. I'm freaking dying here! Sheesh!
At least, Free Comic Book Day is this Saturday. I am planning to go to four different comic shops. Yay!
I made the mistake the other day of turning on the bathroom faucet a little so that Chiquito could play in the water and I could have some peace while I
Apparently, this is the day I end every short little thought or paragraph with an exclamation of some type. Oh Boy!
That last one was sarcasm, if you couldn't tell. Really?
That was more of a question than an exclamation. Oops!
Okay, I'll stop now. This might be a good time to remind everyone that these posts are called "Monday Rambles" for a reason.
I go back tomorrow for treatment #2. I still have a few rashy patches, so I'll ask about a cream for them. (Thanks, Joy for that good idea!) The biggest problem I'm having is this drug is playing havoc with my blood sugar. My primary care doctor and I are trying to get that back under control, but it's tough. My thyroid levels are also low, which is another effect of this medicine. I guess I'll be going on something for that.
It rained most of Saturday morning, but there were a good handful of indoor sales, so we pressed on. I even remembered the Mazda shot. I spent Sunday trying to pull my booths back from the brink of disaster. I'm probably going back today to finish up. I might light one of my Saint Jude candles when I am there. Couldn't hurt. I wonder who the patron saint of re-sellers is?
Seriously, I've had one good sales day in the past week. I'm still selling stuff every day, so that's something. It also looks like I'll at least make the low end of my monthly goals, although it was doubtful for a moment. I just hate to see all this good stuff and treasures sitting around unpurchased. Well, Derby is Saturday, so maybe things will pick up after that.
Also, I had a good day at Goodwill last week:
I've never found one of those mouse banks in such good shape before. You can hardly tell for that mess of red hair, but he even still has his hat. Usually, they're naked and beat up and the seller wants one of your kidneys for them.
I'm becoming rather fond of the Southern Indiana Goodwills. They rotate the colors of their tags, which means there's always a color that's half-off. Small furniture is usually well-priced. (There are exceptions to this.) Plus, they have a frequent buyer program which allows you to get your card stamped for every ten dollars you purchase. After ten stamps, you get ten dollars off! The Kentucky stores could take a few lessons here, I think. The Saint Vincent de Paul stores here do the rotating color discount thing, and I think the Goodwills might lose out on some business because of it. I know I prefer the SVDP stores over the GW's on this side of the river.
I'm planning on taking it easy this week after my treatment. The weather is supposed to be lovely all week, so I think I'll do some sitting out back with a book or two. That sounds nice to me. If I remember, I'll let you know what I'm reading.