Saturday, April 14, 2012
Fun with Tape
Marking the floor.
Yep, it's hell--on the brain AND the back.
We have to split the gym into 3 sections to measure and mark off with painter's tape the 10 x 8 "booths" for the crafters to set up. While it sounds easy enough, it is not.
The gym is bigger in the middle section and the two sides are smaller. We have a map for how it is to be set up, but nobody ever marks on that map how wide the aisles are on the individual sections--and that is where the big math comes in.
After 6 years of hell (and a lot of laughing), we finally mastered the floor last night. Oh, there have been years that we have measured and marked nearly the entire section, only to find that we were short on one end. There is no pain like that of having to go back and move 6000 pieces of blue painter's tape. My back and legs hurt just thinking about it.
Finally, FINALLY, some wise acre thought of basing our measurements off the center line for the basketball court. WAHLAH! A few simple measurements in this direction and then that one--and we were done in record time. Enough time to sit back and watch the other groups struggling with their sections of the gym. And giggle. Quietly.
The hardest part of all of this is dodging the gal in charge. Man, if she caught us slacking, she'd be directing that pointy finger over to where somebody needed help--and we weren't about that. So, we hung out talking to the band director, acting like we were on official business--all the while fake-working. Sometimes it takes me a bit longer to learn how to do it properly.
As a side note, all of this tape has to be picked off the floor at the end of the craft show too. I want to cry at the mere thought of it.