The trouble with books is that they are sensitive to humidity.
Yesterday was the longest day -“mid” summer. Today the detailed weather forecast is for rain every other hour and high winds.
Risk assessment for Hilly Fields Midsummer Fayre commenced at 6:45 this morning.
Wind: too strong for the gazebo.
Rain: too frequent to not have the gazebo.
- cost of pitch,(not that much);
- possibly an afternoon of seeing it dry up and the wind drop, leading to kicking self, although all the forecasts agree that’s (pretty unlikely).
- Effort already invested in publicising and packing up stock and banners and whatnot. (too bad).
Potential losses for going:
- wrecking the stock and making it unsaleable (Significant)
Decision: Don’t go.
It feels like the wrong decision: it’s our local event, we’ve got local books and local authors, but there’s no point destroying the stock on the off-chance the weather will buck up.
(Sigh) Sometimes I hate the British “summer”.
Never mind, Crystal Palace Overground Festival next Saturday: they are providing the cover so that makes decisions easier.