I'm seeing customers.
This past weekend I was set up at the Tinnicum Antique Show. It seemed like we did far more in sales, and attendance was higher, than last year.
Well, between unloading the van on Monday, attending 2 auctions on Tuesday, and Jury Duty (Zzzzzz) yesterday, this morning was my first chance to sit down with the books.
Wowie zowie... sales nearly 3 times above last year.
Given the fact that the location was the same, the weather was close enough to being the same and the admission ticket cost the same, dare I say it? People are coming out and spending money?
Let me add the fact that my last show ended with, nearly, the same result.
Now I'm prone to the same "doom & gloom" that the media keeps spooning out to us and I'm far, far from believing we are out of the woods. I'll just say that I'm cautiously optomistic. I heard so many (customer type) people this weekend commenting how they were looking forward to the Hunterdon County show... the signs are slightly encouraging.
No, I'm not putting all my eggs in this basket, there are too many variables, but I'm finding it a little easier to smile.