Holy Crap! Retail was so terribly slow yesterday. Not one customer. These are the slow days we usually have in February. By March, the stream of lawn and garden customers is beginning to pick up. That isn't happening. Most stores in the area aren't making plan. I don't doubt a lot of it has to do with prices. It isn't like the orange retail giant I work for isn't making money. The business just is not earing them the revenue they've budgeted. In flooring, we're offering a special deal until 3/19, but it's only on the top of the line carpet and pad: 10% off. I laughed. Instead of spending $4 per square foot, they want customers to spend $7, and for that they'll take off .70. That will only fly so far.
Outside, we're under a snow warning. A band of heavy snow is moving through the area. But not here. The skies are overcast, but that's about it... except for the occasional, single flurry that has managed to make a suicide dash from the clouds.
I did skip the treadmill yesterday, but I'll be back on it today. That means I'll get my steps in. Yesterday, even without the treadmill, I managed to get 13, 889 steps in, that's because business was so slow and could do lap, after lap, after lap around the store.
Here's a pic of one of my daffodils.