Saturday, December 02, 2006
Let the Christmas shopping begin
So, Thanksgiving. We were home, by ourselves, we had smoked turkey breast, and it was delicious. Then 9pm rolled around and Shawn said "let's go get a hard drive from CompUSA, they have a good deal on a 160 gig drive." so it was off to CompUSA where we waited in line to get out of the store for about an hour and a half, but we had the hard drive. We got home at like 11:45 and then set the alarm to wake up at 4am so we could leave for Fry's to get their computer based deals. We got to Fry's at 4:30 and waited in line to get INTO the store for about 20-25 minutes--they opened a little early because the line had gone from the front doors all the way down to the fire station. Now then, last year we waited in line for about an hour to get out of the store, so this year's goal was to get in and get out as quick as possible--no lollygagging around looking at things we weren't going to buy. We didn't even have to wait in line to leave. We were out of the store by 5:05am. Then it was off to Kohl's for actual Christmas gifts, that was an hour and a half long wait. Then to Linens 'n Things, then to Old Navy (both of which didn't have very long lines--mostly because by this time, both stores had been open for about an hour). And then we went back to Fry's the following Sunday to pick up some more presents for people. And thus we have bought ourselves the stuff to make me a new computer (my computer is so outdated that about the only thing I can do on it anymore is surf the internet) and the stuff for a new media computer (now we can get High Def television), and gotten about half of our Christmas shopping done. WOOO! and it's only December 2nd. Now then, we just got to go wait in line at the post office so we can ship all this stuff out.