Saturday, April 10, 2010

Perfect weather

We're finally getting some genuine spring weather.  In Missouri, that means changing clothes several times a day:  When I wake up, sweats and a coat are required for a trip outside, because it's been 40 or lower each morning.  By 11 AM, it's shirt-sleeve weather and at 3 PM, I'm wearing shorts and a tank top.  Then in the late evening it's either back to the sweats, or else time to put on my flannel PJ's.  I'm not complaining; this is an altogether pleasant time of year, as long as there are no tornadoes heading my way.  
Yesterday we rode the motorcycle to Sedalia and ate lunch there.  At the edge of town I saw a huge store I'd never heard of, and said to Cliff, "I wonder what kind of store Menards is?"  
"Oh," he replied, "Rena said those stores were everywhere in Wisconsin; they're like Home Depot or Lowes, I think; I'd like to go in there and look around."  
So after lunch, we went back.  Of course we were limited in what we could buy, being on the motorcycle.  I bought a package of gladiola bulbs, thirty for $2.50.  They're certainly worth that, even if I don't bother to dig them up this fall.  $2.50 for thirty lovely blooming plants for one summer?  You bet!  
We agreed that Menards seems to have lower prices than their competition; if they ever put a store in the Kansas City area, we'll be patronizing them.  Unfortunately, the KC area is so saturated with the competitors, I'm not sure there's room for another such type of store.  The one at Sedalia is our closest one, and that's an hour and a half drive.  
Are any of my readers familiar with Menards?  

8 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I've not been to Menards but I have had glads. They are beautiful. I did dig them up a few years and then let them go. Maybe now I have more time I'll try again. We were really cold yesterday but today will be better. I'm using my new lap top this morning and love it. I still need to do my address book for email but at least I can take my time as the other pc is still working

TARYTERRE said...

We have a MENARDS here in Ohio. We bought a new BEIGE garage door from there, last year. Best deal in town, better price than Lowes.

Lori said...

I've never heard of Menards. I'm so glad you're having nice weather. It's supposed to be nice here all this week, and I expect to get a lot of things done outside this week.

Anonymous said...

I think Menards home base is Wisconsin - there is one in Rapid City SD--lived there 5 yrs. ago - LOVED that store - bought many home-improvement items and gardening stuff there. ~ Marcia in WY

Muhd Imran said...

Interesting weather. Quite bothersome with the many changes in the weather and temperature... loads of laundry and plenty of laundry days ahead.

Tipper said...

Spring came back to us this weekend too. I've never heard of Menards-but with those prices I wish there was one here.

(loved the tractor work)

Anonymous said...

Menards has been in Iowa a long time - long before either Home Depot or Lowe's. We've bought a lot of things there - that's where got our laminate flooring a few years ago.

Janet

Anonymous said...

There is a Menards in St. Joe.