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September 6th, 2017

Tails From Ren Faire week 1

Tails from Ren Faire Week one

"I like to just Ravish your bone"- Regular customer that love to buy up our bones to make stuff

Got out there on Saturday and to the booth. Lots of skulls and tails. This is a great start. I gave the bosses the gag gift I bought them. A plastic deer skull from Spirits Halloween store. I also quickly delivered a Shrunken Head (also from Spirits) to Judhe's booth. Then back to my area. It was a good day for a saturday, not gangbusters, but far from the worst. had some very nice tails in the $30 range. Ones as long as my arm. These I know will not last long. Thanks to the bosses girls I have lots of back stock. It is wonderful to have so many chains made. The skulls on the counter also was the fullest I have ever seen. This also due to them helping and all. A big thank you to them for the help. We had a lot of regulars come in. The skull wall was a slow starter for the week end, but did finally get started. Sadly the first boss spent half the day on the phone with the credit card machine company. Our machine was not working. In the end it seems that a cell phone tower had been sold to some one else so now the service is not as good. To run a charge we have to step out of the booth.

The weather was warm and got even warmer on monday. Wow, just wow on that. Tho it was not as bad as the year it was a 110, so i was thankful for that. I felt really sorry for some of the people wearing their costumes out there. When you are dropping an ocean of water from sweat. But i must say, they are dedicated. Speaking of costumes i will say I saw some great ones. Of course we had a few of the furries. They usually never are seen with the heads taken off. So amazing to see them go through the faire with out a break. Saw some Barbarians, a few gothlings, lots of steampunk, and various other costumes.

The faire took and had to fix a bridge that had rotted out and was washed out from the last few down pours. They placed dirt and mulch over the bridge that was fixed. I will leave it at that. Speaking of mulch, they placed some in our road way. Sigh. Because of the mulch getting trampled down to dirt and more put on, it has raised the area that it use to be able to flow. Sadly the last rain caused flooding in our area. It was not quite bad enough to get in to the back of the booth, but came close to it. Our front part of the booth was under about 7 inches of water. With the new mulch i fear the next rain that happens and we are not there to do any thing.

Saturday and sunday was pretty good days. Monday was no energy. Seriously columbus day has more energy than what we had. It was dead by 5, may be 4:30. it was just so strange to have no one there. So strange. I will say tho i did get to see a lot of my friends, thanks to all that stopped by. Great to see you.

This next part is hard for me to write. When i delivered the Shrunken head to Judhe, Kenny (He runs the booth for Judhe) told me it was going to be the last year for them, unless sells are really good. Judhe has been there since the first year. She was one of the first people i saw and remembered from out there. Over the years me and her have bonded. She is a great friend. I don't want to see her go. Tho i can understand why she is leaving. Partly she is in bad health. She hurts and can't throw her clay. The thing is, her booth is her. I can't even think about some one else owning her booth. Her booth is not the only one in our area that is changing as well. Across the street the basket lady is done, she has not made any money in the years she has done the faire. So this is her last year. The incense booth owners (Next to the basket lady) has decided to sell their company as they are done. (A friend of the booth will be buying it and i think will run it just like the others had) The pirate potter next to them had a heart attack and most likely this is his final year. Next to him is a new business. Then Judhe's booth. Next to her is a toy booth and he is stopping as he is having health issues as well. A lot of things are changing in our corner of the world.

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