Early Bird’s Don’t Get Much


I’m an early riser.  You all know this about me.  This morning was especially early because I had to get up at 4:00 a.m. to take Ben to the school for his Ohio trip.

But, given that the day was already started, I thought I would make the most of my morning and swing by a store to pick up the remaining items for our raised garden beds (more on these later).

What I discovered is that there are very few stores opened at 5:25 in the morning:

Lowe’s? Closed.

Meijer? Open but the Garden Center (so called) doesn’t open until 8:00 on Saturday.

Menard’s? I could save NO big money there.

Mike’s Car Wash? Not a drop of water was running

Dairy Queen?  Very Closed.

Any store that any sane person would want to visit at 5:30 in the morning was shut up tight.  So I came home and drank my coffee and waited for daylight.

It’s going to be a long day.