Oh, I'm not a Blowe's fan either. I try to buy my building materials at a locally-owed lumber yard, my hardware at a locally-owned hardware store and my paint supplies at a locally owned paint store if I can. Their prices are the same or often better (+ sometimes a contractor discount), they usually have a better selection or better quality lumber and they often know more about it. I think I'm at a disadvantage because I worked at a lumber yard/hardware store in college and know what's available (or should me).
Ok! Enough bitchin'! Thanks for your comments on the chocolates. LOVED your Paris pails.