The faceplant is because I was looking for the nearest hardware store to where I work, and there is a new Lowe's down the block from Fry's and a Home Despot a couple of blocks from that, both on my #1 alternate route home. There's a lumber yard on the corner where I work, but I don't think they will have the tools I need.
What got me going to Ace, odd but true, is their online store has the Mead brand notepads I love, which nobody else seems to be stocking anymore. The brand X I got at Long's has already ripped its front cover off, after less than a week. Made in China, says the back cover.