210: cells I would need to fill the entire space myself, which is about 3x the number that I brought.
14 hour day: It was a long day but thankfully it didn't seem that long. We were either busy setting up/taking down, interacting with patrons, or chatting with other artists. Plus it turned out to be a beautiful day.
13: Cost of my BBQ dinner from Old Hickory where I sampled mutton for the first time. Several people highly recommended this place but I guess I am just not a fan of western Kentucky bbq.
5: Cells sold. I didn't have any particular number in mind going into the day. I would have been hella disappointed if I hadn't sold anything but thankfully one patron bought 5. It was my only sale of the day but I was thrilled! People seemed to genuinely like them (especially kids) and I got a lot of positive comments on them, people just didn't buy. Could have been that this just wasn't my target market or it could have been that people saw them as “just decoration”, which was a comment I got several times. (more thoughts on that later)
3.5: Hours to drive, one way, from Lexington to Owensboro.
2: illegal U-turns: There were some issues with navigation. I blame it on the exit that wasn't where it was supposed to be.
1.5:hours it took to take down booth and tent at the end of the day. Staci said that was a record. It was a good thing that it didn't take us longer, it seemed to get dark immediately after the fair ended. By the end of it we were working by the headlights of my car. Booth set-up and take-down was something that I had basically no experience with before yesterday. The long and short of it is that it is definitely a team effort, especially with the tent. Everything looked fantastic though..one of the best looking booth in the fair, if I do say so myself!