Sunday, June 3, 2018

8 x 10 Sketchbook

Yesterday (Saturday) Greg and I attended the Ocala, FL model train show and swap meet.  Sponsored by the local Lions Club.  

I've been to many of these over the years but this was our first year as "sellers" and not just "buyers".  Greg, bless his soul, is making an effort to start clearing out his hobby room here in Florida which is very small and dearly needs some wiggle room.

It was also our first BIG outing since my knee surgery on May 7 and a chance to see how a longer car ride would go (an hour each way) and how my endurance would hold out over the rather long day.  We had to be out of house by 7 am!!!  OMgosh.  

We had rented a table ($25) and were wondering if we would at least break even.  We priced everything "to go".  We brought in about 10-12 big boxes of train parts and "stuff".  We needed up bringing home only 3 small ones.  THAT was considered a thumbs up for us.  We didn't make much money...probably after we paid the table fee, $15 maybe.  But our happiness was great.  I packed a lunch since the food at these events is pretty limited to hot dogs and chips and soda.  Plus it would have wiped out our $15.  

I suppose if you throw in the gas money and the ice cream cones on the way back, you could call it even.  

I still have 5 Physical Therapy sessions scheduled before we head north.  Will see the ortho doctor once again too.  We have started the dreaded "count down" and I am sending off mail holds and forwards first.  Our leave date is June 19 and I have a lot to get done before then moving slow!  

Sun is shining here in central FL and we'll be 90-95 all week.
It is my hope to finally get the the pool this week!  

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