My Favorite Store – Ace Hardware
This was a tough one because I wanted to say Lowe’s. It’s big. They have everything. To me, though, customer service trumps anything that the big chains have to offer. My Ace Hardware is a family owned hardware store in Winter Garden, FL. I love this place. Number 4 and I go there if we’re not sure about what we’re doing. We browse, we sing, we laugh. When we have a question, the guys don’t look at us like we’re idiots. When I was fixing our water feature in the front garden, I told him that I had that “black tubing stuff that has the wire in it that’s hard as hell to cut and I need more of that”. He said okay and took me out back to explore the sizes. I needed a screw for the car. I took the old one up there and the guy went through all of the drawers and found the perfect one. The list is endless because I can fix anything (I tell myself). Number 4 likes to stack stuff. He arranges the shelves when I am browsing. I’m sure he will be working there soon.
Most recently, I needed to redo the dryer vent. The last “heavy duty” one crushed and was sending lint flying around the laundry room. Again, I asked for help and we were helped with a smile. This is a video of number 4 helping me look at vent hoses.
So if you are in my area and want to conquer the world (or your home) swing by my favorite shop.