Since joining the gang at Winnie & Tulula's, I have been working like a mad woman preparing for the Grand Opening. David has joined in on the fun, as well.
After some major buying sprees, we have become one with Gorilla glue (literally), paint, a hammer, nails, screws, my garden hose, a scrub brush, soap, oil, wax. Well, you get the picture. We have been working! Not to mention popping some Tylenol and stronger things. Cranberry juice and Captain Morgan's coconut rum mix nicely. David prefers cold beer. I have woken up in the middle of the night to write down ideas of placement and vignettes. David designed and produced my price tags.
Last weekend, we took a truck and trailer load to the store and worked hard. So much so, that unless I get more inspiration in the middle of the night, I'm about ready. Now, guess what I'm doing this week in preparation for the opening...
Monday, I joined a tanning salon. My tan is not what it needs to be.
Tuesday, I got my oil changed. It was past due.
Today, I got a pedicure. Much better. Seriously? Is everyone so calm before their coming out party?
Thursday, David and I are both playing hooky from our real jobs and we are heading to Judy Hill's in Kilgore and then to price a few things at Winnie & Tulula's. Later that evening, we are heading to the Antique Garden Sale at Portia's in Dallas.
Friday? Hmm...Work on my wardrobe? I have yet to figure out what I am wearing Saturday. Isn't that important? Should I match my space? Or wear my traditional camouflage pants, combat boots and a black tank top? This is almost daily attire for me when I am "junking." Alas, perhaps not Open House attire? Hmmm...
Fess up, you dealers. Tell us about your rituals. Are you busy up to the last moment? Do you lose sleep, like I have? Do you toil and trouble over your outfit? Did you set up in your driveway weeks before the big day? How do you prepare? Inquiring minds want to know.
ps. David, thank you for all of your time, support, assistance and love during this new venture!
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