Looking At Other Venues
We were seriously considering attending a nearby outdoor market once they opened in June. They sent us all their information regarding social distancing and other guidelines and we could have easily met the requirements. However, since George continues to recover from his heart failure last month, there is no way possible he could participate in the way he has in the past. With an outdoor venue, it means packing and setting up our own tables, canopy, produce and more. There is no way I could do all of that on my own while George is still out of commission. That is why we have decided to wait on the Oliver Indoor Flea Market to reopen.
Speaking of the Indoor Flea Market
There are about to be some big changes for us in the upcoming week. The space we have rented in the Yellow Room of the Oliver Indoor Flea Market for the past two and a half years will no longer be available to us effective June 1. A new business is setting up in that space and all vendors who were there before have had to find alternative locations. We were fortunate to be able to take a space in the main building of the flea market (6005 Station Street, Oliver, BC). Although there technically is no rush for us to get out, I don’t want to put it off a couple of weeks and would rather have all our inventory in a new location and ready for whenever the market reopens.
Update on George’s Progress
May was a busy month for George. In addition to having a new doctor (one based in Princeton, and not out of town), there have been a lot of changes in his condition. He is most certainly getting a little bit better each day. We have had several visits with a community nurse which has helped both of us to better understand what needs to be done with George’s treatment plan. One prescription has been changed and in a matter of days his cough disappeared as it is a common side effect with this specific medication. He also had an MRI in Penticton which revealed that a “bubble” of concern is actually located somewhere else and not an issue. The MRI also confirmed that the growth on one of his kidneys has not increased in size since November. George is walking more to strengthen his heart and is back to writing and has a few clients he has been working with over the past few weeks.
Update on JamBusters! Progress
Aside from the upcoming move from the Yellow Room, I have been a little busy in the kitchen. I have made a few batches of jelly and salsa in the past couple of weeks. I have also sent an order of ten jars to a customer in Vancouver and delivered another order of a dozen jars to a customer in the Keremeos area. As a result, we’ve decided to promote our mail order service a little more for the next little while. If you live in Canada and are interested in some of my products, just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can go over the details. There are some products I won’t be able to supply as the ingredients are seasonal but to be sure, contact me.
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