I gotta wake up at 5 a.m. for this one because I have a two-hour drive. I hit the snooze once and eventually tumbled out of bed.
So I have these neighbors who are really nice people. My only problem with them is that they are in my face whenever I leave my house. I could not believe that I had to see them when I was loading my car up at 5:30 a.m.
My garage faces the side of their house. These folks poop money and built a room on the side of their house solely for their dog. They also have the side of their house lit up like a Christmas tree. The lights are blinding and unpleasant in the morning.
The whole time I am loading up, the wife was standing outside staring at me while she let her dog out into the yard. The dog also barked at me. I could not wait to get on the road and get away! Ugh!
I decided to take I90 this month after taking I94 last month. Much more pleasant drive. I left my house around 6:15 a.m. and made it to Madison just before 8 a.m. I brought out display cases this time after bringing binders last month. I thought the display cases would increase sales after having a very nice show with them several months ago. No go this time. I did better last month with the binders. Many guys asked where were the binders.
I thought the show was well-attended but there were very few vintage collectors this month. I am probably going to take a little break from the Madison show. I just don't like waking up so early and the two-hour drive there and the two and half hour drive home is just no fun, especially when sales are slow.
On the plus side, Beau the promoter is awesome. Just a great guy. I love how he takes a video of every table in the show. He is definitely one of the best promoters around. There is always good attendance. So I will be back eventually but I think I need a break for now.
A big thank you to the handful of guys who purchased cards from me. I appreciate you!
I can tell that you guys have been patiently waiting for my blogs. Sorry for the delay. I have been crazy busy at work plus I took a couple of days off for the Nashville show. More blogs coming soon!
Why don't you come visit me this Saturday, November 5, 2022, at the Salvation Army, 8853 S. Howell, Oak Creek, WI, where we can discuss my blogs. This will be the Oak Creek Mega-Show with 115 dealers and 170 tables. I am extending the closing time to 4 p.m. so everyone has a chance to visit all of the dealers.
A lot of new dealers contacted me while I was on the road. I will respond to you all this week.
Below is a photo of my main man Mark at the Madison show.