Noooooo, not so much. After 20 minutes searching, I finally decide the key to the storage unit is... well, elsewhere. Ok, so, I stop at the storage unit rental place to find out who I need to talk to, because of course this is a lock thats built into the door, NOT a padlock. My own padlock, heck, I can deal with cutting it off, but... Anyway, fortunately, they have an extra key so all my mad speculation about how much a locksmith will cost is excessive. Ten minutes of waiting while she goes and tracks it down, and I have a loaner key to my storage unit. So, off to the unit, collect the tent, a chunk of carpet, a piece of lattice to hang stuff from, and then its off to the hardware store for a copy of the key.
Guess what. They don't have an exact blank, just 'close.' Twenty minutes of searching through keys to tell me this. By this time I'm definitely late to work, later than I wanted anyway! Its a good thing work is super flexible about my hours, as long as I get the job done and give them an honest list of my hours, they're ok with what I do. So I just take the 'close' key and get the sandpaper I need from the hardware store, and its off to the next chore on my list.
Yeah, I should have known better. I get there, the room is full and the number on the wall is 57. My number, when I get it, is 78. Gah, at least they've got two people working... wait, where's THAT ONE GOING???? Um, ok ONE person working. Good thing I brought a book. OVER AN HOUR LATER.... I finally get the new tags. I really REALLY need to remember to send the stinking paperwork in next time and do it by mail!
Ack, so much for painting today (work = house painting)! Since I'm in the same mall, I might as well wander over to the cell phone store and see what my options are for a phone that will let me take credit cards. Turns out the options are about exactly what I thought, I need a phone upgrade and a data plan. Sigh. Ok, I'll have to check the books, but I really wanted to be able to take cards this show!
Well, maybe... Freddies has the Square, they have the Paypal credit card thingy, so... Hmmm, they don't have any better choices on phone rates. Guess I'll go back to the cell phone place (tomorrow, its too late now!) and see how much the no-name smart phone is without a contract! Also picked up a cheapo orchid to show off the orchid pots (potted up some kusamonos last night, they look good). Oh, yeah, got to go back out to the storage unit tomorrow and see if the 'close' key fits, but I know I want to bring the file... that extra 1/8th of an inch on the end of the key PROBABLY won't work. Its too late now to return the borrowed key, so THATS on tomorrow's list too!
And guess what, I still have to pack inventory, repack the tent, build a new table (the parts have been secured, so this means cutting down the top and putting it all together, not too bad) and figuring out how I'm going to display pottery instead of wood. Weeeeell, I've got most of it figured out, anyway! I also need to get to the bank and get change, find the rest of the booth stuff such as table drapes (old ones in pantry, new ones in the living room), bags (upstairs), find the chair (upstairs), and whatever else I've managed to forget! Good thing its only Tuesday.
And the art center wants to know if I can help out with set up Friday morning! UMmmmmmmmm.....