I can now say that my process for doing shows is really well thought out. It hums with efficiency. After the Rockville and Baltimore shows, I went back to work in the studio the next day. Didn't need a day off. Although I was pretty tired after the Philly show. That was the X-Large show, three days that included a nasty thunderstorm, a two-hour drive each way, and being away from home. I didn't do any studio work the following day, but I didn't get to rest either. Somehow my lawn grew sneaky tall while I was away, and all these new weeds sprang up around my veggie garden, so I spent that day catching up on homeowner duties.
My intention is not to do this many shows from now on. I am using this year to try out a lot of new shows. I had so many options this year, again because I did not have to work around a teaching schedule. I decided the fastest way to figure out the right answers was to do as many as I could. Next year I can be more selective.
On the other hand, all the extra cash flow from doing this many shows is nice. I could get used to it. Here is my booth near the end of the Philly show, almost picked clean by the Philadelphians.