After two rained out Sundays, I finally was able to get to my first flea market showing of the season!
I’ve said it many times, my flea market days are the hardest day of the week for me. My day off starts Saturday afternoon after I get home from work. I pick up the van then load it up so that I’m ready to go Sunday morning. I get to the Somerville Flea by 8:00 a.m. and spend the next two hours unloading and setting up to be ready by 10:00 a.m. Then I spend the rest of the day sitting around, talking to potential buyers, and trying to sell. We close at 4:00, so then the clean up and load up starts which usually takes me about an hour. Once I get back home to Salem, I have unload everything again, and carry it all back upstairs. When that exhausting task is complete I take the van back to the rental place and walk home. It ends up being about a 12 hour day. No wonder I have no energy to do anything Sunday nights! Last night I was particularly tired; probably because it was my first day back. A friend pointed out that this is like moving every weekend… TRUE!!!! I hadn’t thought of it before but that’s exactly what it’s like.
It was a picture perfect warm, sunny, summer day. Unfortunately, it seems that not too many people were looking to buy small pieces of furniture, although I did see large pieces being sold.
Oh well. My first day out was a disappointment but I’ll be back next week and will try again. I have plenty of pieces ready to be sold, and several more waiting to be flipped.
Looking forward to doing it all again next week!