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We’re scheduled to exhibit at the Charleston Antique Show this week, March 17-19, 2017, but it’s not sure at this moment. Not that we don’t want to, just that circumstances may prevent us.
My driver, Bill, showed up on Saturday to load the truck for our trip. The problems started immediately when the truck wouldn’t start. We finally brought a mechanic to the truck and he diagnosed a frozen starter motor. Since it was Saturday afternoon, we couldn’t get the part and would have to wait for Monday morning.
We were scheduled to fly to Charleston on Tuesday to begin setting up the show on Wednesday, but as you probably know, a huge Nor’easter is bearing down on the Northeast. So we were forced to fly to Charleston yesterday. Now we’re in Charleston and I’m biting my nails awaiting word from New York that the mechanic was able to fix the problem.
If Bill can load the truck and start driving by the afternoon, he just might be able to beat the brunt of the storm which threatens tremendous snow and wind from Washington, DC, to Boston.
UPDATE: Monday, 6:00 PM. The situation with the truck went from bad to worse. The truck couldn’t be started. It was towed to the dealer for repair. So we had to go to Plan B, take the van, with no showcases. So we’re going to exhibit at the show with tabletop lamps and glass. That is assuming Bill makes it safely through the storm. He left New York about 5 PM. Another update tomorrow.
UPDATE: Tuesday, 2:00 PM. It’s still up in the air if we can exhibit at the show. Now the van has transmission trouble and it’s 60/40 if Bill can make it all the way to Charleston. He’s in North Carolina at the moment, so I’ve got my fingers crossed.
UPDATE: Wednesday, 7:30 AM. The transmission on the van held up and Bill made it to Charleston. We were able to rent one showcase, so we’ll have a modified display, but not our usual. To make things worse, the problem with the truck was the starter motor. The mechanic who came to change the starter motor on the truck misdiagnosed the problem. Had he actually replaced the starter motor, we would have had the truck and all of our showcases, but that’s life. We have to play the cards we’re dealt.
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