Well, we got through the show this past weekend with a minimal amount of fanfare. It seems like there is always a moment of crisis, but once that is over, everything runs smoothly.
I am usually a super planner and have everything organized and ready to go. This is how bad I am...I tested out my square the night before just to be sure it was working. And then I normally test it again when I get to my location....just to be sure it's working. (It may have stopped working during the night.)
After I had a minor meltdown, my husband said he would drive to the nearest Office store and get another one. That meant walking to the vendor parking lot (20 min. away) and driving another 20 minutes or so to the store.
While he was gone, I managed to work around not taking cards. One lady wrote me a check and I sent a few others to the ATM. They left and most actually did come back to make the purchases. My husband finally returned mid morning (bless his heart.)
It was a very busy afternoon with both of us going non-stop. Turns out over 65% of my sales that day were paid for with credit cards. People just don't carry cash anymore, I guess.
Saturday zipped by with gorgeous weather and lots of shoppers. Sunday was overcast and about 20 degrees cooler. Crazy, but that's Spring in South Carolina. You just can't tell what it's going to do.
Overall, it was a great show. Well organized and good crowds. We were right by the stage, so we were entertained all day long. I can't think of a better way to spend an afternoon .
Oh, are you wondering where my square was? I found it that evening sitting on the treadmill in the garage. I stack all of my show stuff nearby and I guess I brought it out there to be put into one of the bins. Why I didn't see it sitting there earlier is a mystery to me!