Although the weather was beautiful, the day at Afton Station started out slowly. (The temp. was a hair under 70 degrees, which is a far cry from the ice and frigid weather of the beginning of the week!). One guy wandered in early. He had just purchased a '50 Studebaker and was looking for advice from someone with restoration knowledge. He came on the wrong day, since neither Ron nor I had a clue. I gave him David's phone number and email address and, after he admired all the cars for a while, he went away happy. We just happen to have a '50 Stude, but it wasn't in the showroom today.
There was another big lull until about 2 p.m. when we heard the welcome rumble of motorcycles, and in rolled 5 guys, all from different towns in Oklahoma, out for a ride to enjoy the balmy weather. They came in for a while and really enjoyed the cars. They even bought some stuff! So, today wasn't a lost cause after all.
This week, I placed some large orders for merchandise in preparation for the "spring rush". I'd be very happy if the spring rush turned into the late winter rush, but I can't let one warm day get my hopes up. There's still a lot of winter left, I'm afraid.
I'll be open again tomorrow, although with all the Superbowl hoopla, I doubt I'll have very many visitors. If that's the case, I might leave early. I'd like to be home to see the interview with Barack Obama at 4 p.m. but it's doubtful I'll make it.