Freezing rain and Sears

The last few days I’ve been busier than a long-tailed cat in a
room full of rockers. And now that I’ve finished spreading about
100 pounds of salt on the sidewalks, driveway, and alley, I’ve
just about have my to-do list finished. If we get the 1/4 inch
of freezing rain that is predicted we’ll be ready.

Then there’s Sears whose catalogs back in the day they were
Sears-Roebuck kept many of busy with our dream wish list. I’ll
admit we haven’t been there since Sears sold Craftsman tools to
Stanley along with the rights to the name and manufacture of the
tools.

While many fond memories remain of the ‘old’ Sears my last
experience there left no reason to return. Those of us old
enough to remember the thick catalogs probably remember that the
company began in the 1880s and the mail order catalogs that sold
everything from toys to tombstones.

The mail order catalogs made Sears the Amazon of its day when
the company started and now e-commerce is getting the blame
for Sears going under. It’s not the first long-established
company to go belly up but we miss it already.

In our local store the warranties on tools and power equipment
have become a joke, customer service just isn’t anywhere to be
found, and one could shoot a cannon down the aisles and not hit
anyone. A sad reality.

Now we wait for the freezing rain if it comes. A quarter inch may
just have us out later clearing fallen trees. Enjoy our Tuesday
as that means it’s not Monday anymore. Now I need more coffee
and a nap.
Comments are always welcome.

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2 Responses to Freezing rain and Sears

  1. Mamabear says:

    Don’t forget they sold houses too!!! Hope you don’t get the predicted ice, but if you do maybe you can drag out your skates and do some figure 8’s LOL Stay warm and safe and please keep your weather to yourself or send it north/south we don’t need it here in western PA.

  2. cruisin2 says:

    Mamabear,
    yes they did. We got almost a quarter inch of ice but pre-salting helped. The driveway was still slick but the alley was a lot better. I’ve only been out a few times and actually enjoyed it. Not sure where the ice is headed from here but will be glad when it’s over.

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