I am so tired today! I got up at 5:30, although I was awake at 5 am this morning. I had to be up by 5:30 so that I could leave for the craft show by 6 am. It was about 50 minutes away. Ugh, I am so not a morning person. I think I freaked the lady out at Tim Horton's by going through the drive through so early. I took my drink and sandwich and headed to Redford. It is on the west side of Detroit and I live Northeast of Detroit so I had a long way to go. I haven't ever been to Redford so I was a bit worried about the directions, but I found it okay. I only got turned around once which was good. They helped unload the car and I went and set up. The show was not well attended. There were about 50 crafters there and very few people coming through. It was a fundraiser for 2 elementary schools and believe me, very few people came. I got lucky, I did sell 2 violins, but I didn't sell any books. I did do better than Donna, she sold nothing. The girl next to us did sell a bit, but not enough to pay herself back for the booth. I think every crafter there was disappointment with the turnout. I was. At first I seriously thought of leaving early because there were so few people there. I mean those that were commented on my violins, but didn't buy. then about 3:30, 2 people came and bought 2. I was so happy about that. That will pay a bill in December. I am definitely going to try ebay next though and another site too that sells arts and crafts.
Tillie and Maia were apparently here this afternoon. I was not happy to drive into a dark house because I don't like that. I left the light outside on purpose on so that I would be able to see when I got home. I also left a light on in the dining room so the house would be lit up. They turned everything off when they left and they also locked the bottom lock only which I don't like. I want the top lock locked, not the bottom lock. Please lock the deadbolt, it is harder to break into than the handle. I have asked for this before, but it doesn't always get done. I feel safer with the deadbolt on, not the handle lock. It is a safety thing for me. I am having a hard enough time being alone in the house, so I need the deadbolts locked. Eventually I will get used to being home alone, but not right now. Plus, I didn't know they were coming over so I was a bit freaked when I pulled into a dark house without any lights on. I know they didn't know I left it on on purpose, but I did. If I had known they were coming, I would have told them.
I am hoping this week will be a better overall week for me. I have some stuff I have to fax to the state of Michigan Monday without fail!!!! I can't forget like I have been, it is very, very important it get down. So tomorrow I will pull all the paperwork that needs to be faxed and do it first thing Monday morning when I get up. Then I will call the state of Michigan and let them know the stuff has been faxed so that I can finally set up my payment plan for the back sales and use tax from the store. Such a royal pain in the bottom this has been!!! Totally a pain!!!!
I am hoping for some new company next week for the week. I will let you know as this happens. Right now, I am tired of sorting stuff and need a major break from it. It gets too upsetting for me to do. I know people don't understand that, but they need to understand how hard this is for me. It is very hard going through Mom's stuff and I don't want to do it right now. I want the house to stay the way it is for a while, then go through the stuff. I just don't want anything done right now. I need more time to move forward, I feel like I am being rushed and ignored at times. Like what I want doesn't always matter, it is what everyone else wants. Well, I matter to me, and that is what counts. I want things just left the way they are. I am not moving anytime soon so the house doesn't have to be emptied yet. Just leave it alone.
I hope your day has been good. Mine was okay, not great, but not bad either. I did sell 2 violins which is 2 more than I sold yesterday so I am happy about that.