I have a tent, for events, with the open sides and just the top cover. I bought it two summers ago for my first “booth” at an expo. It has come in handy!
I think the last time I used it was in the fall. We had a game booth for the cheerleaders at the Homecoming football game. I know we used it then.
Today we had a booth for Ethos Real Estate West at the Mason Outdoor Expo and More. I hadn’t gotten anything out beforehand. I knew it would all be where I had left it . . . right? Wrong. The frame was there. The canopy was not. I looked all over this morning. I searched the basement, the attic, the garage, the barn, even the laundry room. I cannot find it!
I was prepared to sit the entire time out in the sun. Then the hubster remembered a patio sun shade we had in the attic. It is a nice sun shade. It really doesn’t do too well at our house. We usually have a pretty nice breeze going here, which I love. The sun shade isn’t made too much for the wind. But it could work today! We threw it in the truck and were off!
It was ok. I ended up taking it down after the first few hours. The poor shade just couldn’t handle the wind at our booth well either.
I’m starting a search to see how much a replacement canopy is. There is a slight chance that it got thrown out. I have kept it in a trash bag because it is big and doesn’t fold well. And a trash bag is just a big bag! I didn’t think I used a trash bag the last time we used it . . . but who knows. Ugh.
Tonight I am thankful that the patio sun shade worked fairly well in a pinch today! I am thankful that I wasn’t in the sun the entire event! And I am thankful that the breeze at least felt nice today, even if it diminished the utility of the sun shade!