To me, it's always summer in California. Even in December and January when the weather is rainy and the overnight temperatures drop to under 50*. I always surprises me that in fall many of the summer items disappear from the stores.
Today I went down to the Dollar Store to buy some of those foam swim noodles. I think they would be great to have on hand to stuff into the front, or back, of a cabinet to keep things from shifting while moving.
I've seen them everywhere all of the time! I used to have several that I used for a felting class and for some other craft projects.
But do you think I could find any today? No. All summer I have seen a big display of them outside the door of the Dollar Store in Scott's Valley.
Stopped by but they were gone. I asked a clerk and was told they would have them again "in spring."
I also stopped at K mart and Walgreens. "Summer merchandise." Will come back in spring.
I'm sure I could find them somewhere, but I'm not willing to pay more than the $1.00 each Dollar Store price.
I did look online, but they are about $4.00 there plus shipping! No way. I will keep my eyes open or wait till spring. I've got plenty of other stuff I can substitute if I need it.
Maybe I'll call around.