Sorry, this was first discussed on the Origional Fright Forum that is no longer archived circa 1998 but, if memory serves me right was post number 245.
But yoy are in luck as at that time I did not offer any reply so here is the modern version.
Wonder why no one showed up to haul things out and tear things apart again. Be thankful I had a secret squad of helpers to hire to get it out of there and secure. Wonder why the decorating crew thought 4 million staples was the way to put things up. Wonder how they got so many staples. Begin repairing all the damage to walls and props ( this is not done yet ). Immediately do the next years designs while ideas and actual operation senses are fresh, having seen what worked well and what might also be nice. Make an appointment with the chiropractor from all the moving of stuff. Make a list of who was naughty or nice. Wonder if my charities big Christmas dinner is what I really funded.
Decide to do it again anyhow. Sit in amazement that more than 8 years of my life has passed. Try to gage how much more to put into it in some ratio of what I expect in greater customer responce and turn out for the next year. Wonder why I had to pay real bills intead of go on a post Halloween shopping spree that would have been more fun. Come up with quantum mechanic formulas that make even more things fit into smaller and cheaper places off season. Try to put at least as much effort in to my other business that us open more than 3 weeks.
Crack everything back into place like the T-1000 and get to work after 3 or 4 months. Wonder if having 2 seasonal businesses was really a good idea. Be thankful I don't have to have a real job and be somewhere at 7 or 8 AM and be a clean cut happy person. Woner why I will have to put brakes on the hearse after only 7 years of driving around. Rmember all the freinds I have run into over the years that led to this and now understand the perspective of their advice.
Wonder why the Transworld pictures show that 8 years ago everyone had multiple booths and fantastic sets as back drops to their products and service and now everyone has a 3 foot small vinyl banner and a card table with buisness cards and fliers. Get on the forums to see how everyone else faired.
Be thankful I still kept myself too busy to write a manifesto.
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