Sunday, August 7, 2016
Gary isn't only shopping a lot for our business, Booth 366, but he's also actively promoting it. Last week, he made a new sign for over the entrance to the booth, welcoming our friends and customers. I LOVE the squirrels on the sign. That was my idea. You KNOW how much I love squirrels. The tree sections that the squirrels are sitting on came from our own yard. Gary claims he isn't too creative when it comes to making stuff like this sign, but I think he did a pretty good job. I couldn't have done any better myself, and there have been a lot of nice comments on it. With our new welcome sign in place, it was time to finally order some business cards. They arrived yesterday. In general, they look pretty good, but the photo of the sign on the cards is a bit too dark. It's hard to make out the squirrels if you don't already know what they are. At least all of the information on the front and the back is nice and clear. This morning, Gary made the "Like us on Facebook" notes to put in the booth. We are trying to draw our visitors to the Booth 366 Facebook page, and to rack up as many "Likes" as we can. If you haven't checked it out already, please do. We would greatly appreciate it. In sales, things are going very well. Over 400 items have been sold so far. Not bad for a three month time period. We are fortunate and truly blessed, and we thank all of our customers for their purchases and interest in our items. We will hopefully still be doing this for a long time to come. Well, Gary and I were up late last night doing computer work, and now that everything is done that we wanted to do for the day, I think it's time for a nap. After all, we need all the beauty sleep we can get. Have a GREAT day!
Saturday, August 6, 2016
Gary has been friends with a young lady named Rae for a number of years, but I had not met her until a few days ago. She lives here in town, and came by to pick up a few pieces of firewood that Gary had cut and stacked on the driveway. Rae is a vintage trailer buff, so she naturally wanted to see Gary's collection of Serro Scotty trailers here at Green Acres. Mostly, she wanted to meet me. The feeling was mutual. Although I didn't look my best because I've been sitting here for months without being thoroughly cleaned, Rae seemed to be impressed with me nonetheless. She had nothing but kind words to say. I'm always a bit nervous when meeting new people, but Rae seemed relaxed and comfortable around me. I even got a hug before she left, and that was AWESOME!!! I haven't seen anyone but Gary since last winter, and having a visitor was REALLY nice. Come back anytime, Rae. You're always welcome here at the Green Acres Garage.
There's less than two months left until we hit the highway for our first camping trip. I'm getting more excited every day. What I'm not excited about is all of this stuff in my garage that has almost completely blocked my path of my one and only way out of here. It's downright scary! At the moment, there's not even a way to get Helen the Husqvarna out of here to mow the lawn. Gary is constantly on the hunt for items to stock our two booths with at the antique mall. Yes, I said TWO booths. We started with one small booth, then moved to a larger one, and now we have one of each. At first, he was buying only small things, but now that we've branched out, he's buying anything and everything. He's going to yard sales, estate sales, and auctions too. If something is a great deal, he's all over it. I applaud the effort he's putting into this to be successful, but I never expected things to get this far out of hand. My buddy "Dodge" used to take up the space between myself and the garage door. Nowadays, he's spending his time under the new carport behind the garage. Speaking of the carport, it's not immune to clutter either. There are many larger items out there that won't fit in the garage. Yikes! Somehow, all of this stuff has to be out of here by the beginning of October, or I won't be going anywhere. As CFO of Toaster Enterprises, I may have to cut off Gary's buying allowance to end this spending frenzy. There's definitely enough stuff here to keep us in business for months to come. We will see what happens, but I am truly getting worried. I'm going to be a grumpy little Toaster if I can't go camping, and a grumpy Toaster is NEVER a good thing.