I was correct that yesterday would be a long day. After a brisk day at the show we started to break down at 5:00 PM. We needed to do a complete inventory so we can invoice in the next couple of days. So we worked and worked and finally put the last box in the trailer about 9:30 PM.
We looked around and there were only 5 booths still working. One was Sew Batik. We walked down and started to help Bruce who was working alone and had three booths to take down. Actually he was pretty well packed up but still had to load it into his trailer. So Patricia and I started hauling tubs while Bruce packed them in the trailer. To make a long story very short we finished at about 10:30 and went to have dinner. Crawled in bed around midnight, and tried to get some sleep. I know better than to eat that late. Here I am writing this at 5 in the morning.
For several of the vendors crime struck. One trailer was stolen and the locks on a couple more were jimmied. Fortunately we escaped without any problems. Last year our car was broken into. Of course I have not looked at it yet this morning. One can only hope.
It is a shame that people feel they can steal and it is okay. All any of us are doing is trying to make a living. I know that times are tough, but really. One would think that you would see more police. But the only time I saw them is directing traffic for a game in the arena across the street.
Long drive today. Off to Albuquerque, NM, we will spend the night with Mike and Virginia Walton.
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