It has been a while since I posted. Summer is the BUSY time at my shop. As soon as school is out for the summer, all of the band directors bring in their piles of school instruments that have been played (and often abused) all year. There are 58 instruments on the to-do pile right now. Because they are school instruments, a lot of them are large instruments. It is quite difficult for my poor customers to fit in my shop. Today someone came into my shop with 13 mostly large instruments. We had to move and stack other instruments before we could get his instruments to fit in the shop.
I will have to remember this in April and May when there is not much to do at my shop.