Here is your problem, you are too dumb to realize that when you closed down stores first time in their history for weather related Issues, then the Company lost sales during that time. I worked for HD before and never in my lifetime did they ever had to close store. Only Idiots who cannot see this are the ones who are worried. You are blind to see that HD stores is very crowded since the weather got better.
I work at Home Depot also. Stores in my area did not close, they ran on generators. People were shopping in the dark! This area was really hard hit, and if anything should have increased sales. I think it's the economy. People just don't have much money to spend. I don't know how HD is going to increase sales unless the economy perks up. People come in to buy light bulbs to replace, and they won't buy anything else.