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?