So I’ll be honest, I’ve been in a bit of a blogging funk lately. Maybe you’ve noticed? It is not for a lack of projects, picks and other vintage-worthy posts. I’m not sure what it is but I am working on getting myself organized so I can share all of my antique adventures with you.
Exactly a month ago, I went part time with my “day job” which has allowed me to focus the majority of my working and waking hours on this little business of mine. It is a goal that I have worked towards for quite a while and I am super excited to now call Circa Dee my primary career! Being an entrepreneur and small business owner is a dream come true for me.
Perhaps that is where the blogging funk has come in though?
Things move much more rapidly now than they did before. I used to make the time to assemble a neat little photo and blog post outlining my week’s finds for you like this.
Now they are in the shop and sometimes sold before I even get to snap a picture. The same with some painted pieces. They might be on the truck before I get a chance to style and photograph them for the blog. I’m not complaining about that but it has presented a difference in the content I have shared on the blog. Hence the need to organize and schedule things a bit more on my end. I’m working on it!
In other news, we are bearing down for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy here on the east coast. As I write this, I hear pounding rain and gusty winds just feet away outside of my window. It is supposed to get worse in the next few hours.
I am terrified for Cape May which is directly in Sandy’s path.
If you have been following this blog for a while, you know that we are fortunate enough to call Cape May our 2nd home. The coastal town is our 2nd love behind Wilson of course.
On Thursday, I was in town to rearrange and restock my vintage booth at West End Garage, just blocks from the beach. Friday was an unseasonably warm and beautiful day to normally be in Cape May in October. Unfortunately it was the calm before the storm.
On Friday we found ourselves putting most of my booth’s display up on cinderblock risers in case of flooding. With the size of this storm though I am not sure that a foot of cinderblock clearance will make much difference. So on Saturday we moved the more valuable pieces out of the shop completely.
Securing my small retail space is nothing compared to boarding up massive beach front homes and businesses. A year ago we frantically prepared for Hurricane Irene which ended up presenting minimal damage. This year’s prep was very similar but Hurricane Sandy seems to be on a different level with a combination of a Nor’easter and the high tide of a full moon. We hope she doesn’t wash away our beaches.
Only time will tell. Stay safe everyone! I will be sure to post an update once the storm is over and we are able to get back into Cape May.