It's certainly the first time I've taken someone to task over the announcement mic in a while. I was, let us say, a tad pissed. I'm positive, though, that if I weren't so stressed over the money situation, I'd have dealt with the situation a lot better. Sigh.
We had a reasonably large crowd, but not insane. While I had more than 20 individual singers, there was enough changeover that I just put new people into vacated spots in the first column.
We ran for 6 rounds, ending at about 1:50. That allowed me to get Kristin in for two songs, and a very late lucydogstringer in for one.
I made a reasonable amount in tips, because Gretchen went around the room and intimidated people.
From there to decompression at Carrows, then home to angst in my room.
I have another product to write up, I just haven't. Another lamp - actually, a fairly pretty standing and table lamp duo I can sell in the $40 range. Probably a better idea than the $270 cookware set I spent all day researching yesterday. I now know more about "waterless" cooking than I ever wanted to - and my original idea was to stay under $100.
The sum total of my auction activity today was someone asking me if a tiffany style lamp had a base of real bronze. I had to restrain myself - at under $50 he's lucky the thing has a base of real metal.
Gripe gripe gripe.
As I'm sure everyone really wants to know, I had my teeth cleaned today. Of course, they're now saying I need a "deep cleaning" to keep my gums happy. This will involve a local anesthetic, which sounds like soooo much fun. The sad thing is, I'm pretty sure they're right, even if I couldn't help thinking they were going to steam my gums every time they said "deep clean." That will supposedly be happening next month, after I figure out how to get some more cash.
In the interim, I'm scraping a few more bucks out of the IRA. That can't be done for too much longer, though. It's down to selling the house - probably to one of the "quick cash" people - or refinancing it again. Meanwhile, I should try to get some more products out there...