Well it's after midnight and we have finished packing to come home Monday afternoon. The show was open from 9am - 4pm and we took advantage of every shopping moment, with the exception of the short break to deal with our Southwest boarding passes (one should never pass up the opportunity to be in the A group). Debi and I made our way through the remaining two floors, which were filled with another 60 or so vendors we had to check out. For many, we select our purchases and come back later to pick them up since time is of the essence, both for us and for them. So after a couple of trips to the room to drop off what we'd gathered throughout the day we made one last pass during the last half-hour to get all the things we had to "go back" for. It never fails that we managed to forget someone so at about 7pm when I was madly entering the items in our to database (I bring a copy with me) I had the sudden "oh no, we forgot...". Fortunately the vendor (Hillside Samplings) was just finishing their own packing up and we were the last package in their queue. So Debi was able to run downstairs and retrieve it. Worst case, they would have sent it to us, but we try not to freak them out by forgetting or purchases.
I spent from 5pm until about 11pm entering data and at that point hit the wall. The brain would not handle any more database work so we decided to go ahead and pack. As always it's a tight squeeze but with the help of larger box we scrounged from one of the vendor floors, we think we've gotten it all sorted. Hopefully none of the bags weighs more than 50 lbs. I can usually tell but once in a while I'm over zealous in what I think it will weigh. But we can move a few things around if we have to so we can balance out the load. Thank heaven for Southwest's 3 checked bags per person policy. They are the only airline that allows 3 per person so we try to fly them whenever we go to a Cash 'n Carry show.
I have a few photos I'll add after I get back on Monday. I don't want to have unpack the camera cable for the computer at this point. But there'll be just a few more photos to show what it looks like before we pack it all up to bring home.
We'll have most items ready to put out sometime on Tuesday and we'll add a few each day as we finish off the data entry and labeling. If you've heard about something, just give us a holler. It'll be a couple of days before I get the list posted of everything we brough back.
I hope you enjoyed our little adventure in Cash 'n Carry land.