It was definitely a NO FLAG day at Afton Station! In an effort to keep the flags from becoming tattered pieces of cloth flapping in the unrelenting wind, I left them inside -- and then worried that people wouldn't come to visit if they thought I wasn't open. Every time the wind collided with my front door, the doorbell was activated, and that's always fun. Ding, ding, ding all day. If every one of those dings represented a visitor entering, it would have been a record day for sure. Alas, that didn't happen, but we did have a bunch of 10 darn good visitors... and here they are!
Our visitor numbers have been uncharacteristically low this April, and I don't quite know where to assign the blame. I haven't heard any rumors about my evil personality keeping people away, so I've narrowed it down to 1) the weather or 2) the economy, but since gas prices are falling and the economy is slowly but steadily improving, I can't really accuse the economy for taking my customers. Therefore, it must be the weather, which really HAS been pretty wretched this month. Unseasonable cold, several rainy days, storm threats, and actually only two days so far this month that would be suitable for the motorcycle riders who make up much of my visitor log. I look forward to May, the transitional month that brings me right up to the point where I can start complaining about the heat!