Saturday, November 29, 2014

Small Business Saturday, Round 2

After buying locks, we drove over to a shop that's right in our neighborhood to look for new exterior lights. Wright Lighting at 1572 Meridian Avenue in San Jose has a great selection of interior and exterior lighting including stuff they can order from their catalog. We were seeking a brand that was recommended to us by our electrician and we're investigating the style and pricing from the shop. Again, wonderful service and warm relationships with the shop, and we hope to make a purchase very soon after we figure out the final plan.

Small Business Saturday, Round 1

For our remodel, we spend minimal amounts in places like Home Depot and Lowe's since Bill already has preferred vendors that he has been patronizing for a long time. When it was time to buy exterior doorknobs, we went to a shop in Mountain View that Bill has been buying at for more than 20 years. The service is great, the selection is wonderful, and there's nothing quite like someone recognizing you as soon as you walk in the door. Not quite like Norm on "Cheers" but still a warm familiar greeting. Here are some shots of the goodies available at Custom Security and Hardware at 2150 Old Middlefield Way in Mountain View. Which one do you think we chose?

Friday, November 21, 2014