Saturday, November 29, 2008
I have never shopped on a Black Friday. I have an aversion to massive crowds, short tempers and rampant commercialism in what is suppose to be a most sacred time of year. However, yesterday, we changed our minds. I had seen, online, a door buster special on pre-lit Christmas trees at Home Depot. Our old tree is falling apart and we've been talking about replacing it for several years now. It was a good tree and served it's purpose well during most of our 17 year marriage. Anyway, I searched the Thanksgiving newspaper circular but there was no mention of this special deal. Would they have them in stock? Was it worth getting up early for? Would there be huge and nasty crowds? We decided to try our luck. There we were, at 5:45 a.m., entering our local Home Depot store. And there they were...7 1/2 foot pre-lit Christmas trees for only $49! This bargain shopper and her frugal husband were very happy indeed. And you know something? No crowds. Beautiful.