Under the bigtop

Yesterday two big trailers pulled up with all the equipment for setting up our lot.  Mike and Roger and the three amigos worked all day without any kind of a lunch break or dinner break.  I managed to get most of them to take some cans of pop, some jerky and a couple tangerines.  They were here till after dark and got all the basics in for us.  We take it from here.

First, a picture from Saturday when I was trying to learn how to use the cash register.  I was too tired to post this Saturday night:

How do you work this thing?

How do you work this thing?

Here are some pictures from yesterday:

Our site

Our site

Our landlords

Our landlords

The two big trailers that brought our stuff

The two big trailers that brought our stuff

Roger

Roger

Mike and Mark

Mike and Mark

The three amigos

The three amigos

Mystery shot: Can you guess what these are?

Mystery shot: Can you guess what these are?

My booth

My booth

The netting machine

The netting machine

The tree shaker

The tree shaker

The company that made our tent!

The company that made our tent!

Holiday Hills Christmas Trees from Salem, OR!

Holiday Hills Christmas Trees from Salem, OR!

Putting up the lights

Putting up the lights

Putting up the walls

Putting up the walls

This will be the tree flocking room

This will be the tree flocking room

Easels for displaying wreaths

Easels for displaying wreaths

While all of this was going on, we also had guys coming by asking for applications for employment.  Even after everyone had left and the gates were all locked and we were indoors, I heard someone yelling over and over, “Hello!”  It was a man on the outside of the fence next to our RV who wanted to return an application he’d been given earlier in the day.  This will be my first time of hiring help.  I hope I’ve learned from all the bosses I’ve had what to do and what not to do.

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