Well, we've reached the middle of the holiday weekend. Weather predictions are for sunny, warm days, with temps climbing into the very comfortable upper 70s (F). These days are nice. Unfortunately, all of the rain we were getting earlier seems to have relocated to other parts of the country. We are dry. I water my flowers every day. There is a 25% chance of showers later in the week, but unless we get a storm system moving up the eastern seaboard our weather will remain parched.
And, as expected, except for our garden department, our retail business, while busy in the morning, slowed down during the afternoon. That did not mean we weren't getting what I like to call "full moon" questions, those asked by certain people and only during certain distinctive times of the month. Take the woman who was doing a upgrade to her kitchen. She was buying one of our pre-made butcher block counter tops and stopped by the paint desk to ask if she could mix an oil based stain with her food-grade mineral oil to change the tint. She did not like the answers that most stains are now water based, and that an oil based stain might create lethal complications for the veggies, and meats that might rest on them. Food-grade mineral oil is not compatible with oil paints and stains. This is how it goes.