George has wanted me to close for the winter months every year, and I never have. This year I'm going to listen to him. Like I should have listened to him the day this happened:
That was the day in 2008 when he said I better not go to town, the roads were too bad. And I said I had to go, it was 5 days before Christmas.
I'm not too proud to admit he was right. I slid on the ice, hit a tree, took out a fence, sheared off a gas meter, and totaled the car. By the grace of God I wasn't hurt, and also by the grace of God, the gas lines underneath the sheared off gas meter didn't blow up, which would have also blown up the house I almost hit.
It wasn't a good day.
And I never did make it to town to open the store, even though it was 5 days before Christmas.
Anyway............when he again suggested I close for the winter, I decided to listen this time.
Partly due to snow conditions, partly due to high heat costs. This old store building is hard to heat. If I had it warm enough to be comfortable, I wouldn't be able to afford it.
So...starting next week, the store will be closed. We will re-open sometime in March - the date will be announced later.
However - there may be days here and there that I do open. I'm going to be spending January and February in my workshop at home. We'll also be out antiquing when the weather cooperates. So, there will be days when I'm bringing new merchandise into town, and I may open those days. If that happens, it will be announced here and also on facebook.
The plan is that in the spring, I'll have LOTS of new stuff. New craft stuff. New old stuff. (you know what I mean).
And another clearance sale upstairs - date announced later.
Thought you might like another view of the car after the accident. Yep - I managed to destroy the rear left and the front right.
And the underneath. That hole you see is from the sheared off gas meter.
It wasn't a good day.
We're still open this week - 10 - 4:30 thru Friday, and till 2 on Christmas Eve.
Some things that are on the floor now will be transformed/rehabbed/refurbished by spring. Others will go into our spring clearance sale upstairs. If there's something you've seen in here you're dying to have just as it is now, come in this week and grab it.
And also, during the winter months, if you think of something you really want, just shoot me an email, or contact me on facebook. George goes thru town most days going to work, and we can work out something.
Thanks for understanding.