Saturday, November 19, 2005

ETS breakdown, getting to Philly

Wow, what a day. It started early, at around 6:00. But I managed to get the recumbent bicycle this time. Breakfast was expensive, and the service s-l-o-w, that seems to be the norm around here--bad food, poor service, high prices.

Sacred Bridge arrived at the booth around 11:00, but by then most people were thinking about going home, so only a few sold. I hauled them over to Philly with me. Tear down went smoothly, only took about 45 minutes. We (Darryl from SIL) and I got all our boxed in a cab. We had requested a van, but would have had to wait until 4:00 to get one. So instead, this cabbie with a Lincoln had agreed to take us. But, when he saw all the boxes, he got kinda upset and pretended he didn't know we were going to have that much stuff. After everything was loaded, he said, "You know this is going to cost you $xxx.00." Right, after we load up! What do you do, unload and wait. So we agreed. When we got to the convention center, he jacked the price again! City of brotherly love? Anyway, "In everything give thanks" is our calling. Believe me, it is only by the grace of God that I could do that!

We managed to get all our boxes in the convention hall and started helping the rest with the booth setup...

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