I accidentally double booked myself without realizing it. I booked an event, Shoparama in Vernon, for Saturday March 28 and Sunday March 29th. I have done this event for the last five years and look forward to it every year since it is usually my first event of the season.
I found out that a band was coming to Penticton that I really wanted to see. I convinced a friend to come with me and purchase the ticket. Shortly there after, I realized that the concert and Shoparama were happening on the same day. DOH! I didn’t want to back out of Shoparama or the concert.
I was speaking with my husband, Tony, about my situation and he offered to help me out at Shoparama. Now, you have to understand – my dear husband hasn’t EVER watched my booth before. I was a little bit nervous that he was going to give incorrect information to customers. He arrived at 3:00 so I could give him a quick run down of the products and I made him a list of all the prices.
Late afternoon and evening at Shoparama is usually pretty slow anyways but I was still a bit nervous leaving him I had to drive two hours to Penticton. About 40 minutes after I left he sent me a text saying he made his first sale. Yeah!In the end he made a couple of sales and did all right. It ended up being very slow for the four hours that he was there. I made it to the concert and loved every minute of it and was very grateful that I was able to go. A very special thank you to my husband, Tony, for taking time away from his business to help me with mine.