Author Archives: Melanie Thomas

Jay and Melanie Thomas

The Buck Stops Here: House hunting with downsizing in mind

For those who don’t know, Jay and I closed the doors to our brick and mortar store two years ago. Since then, we’ve concentrated on the show circuit while trying to kid ourselves that we’re retired. We’re not. Perhaps semi-retired might best describe our lifestyle. So when it came time to...

Rules of the house rankle some customers

Clearly defining and posting shop rules for all patrons to read reduces the risk of mishaps and misunderstandings. However, The Buck Stops Here columnist Melanie C. Thomas shares examples of how some customers don’t appreciate all the rules.