|Domino and Foster getting ready for a snooze after eating too much turkey.|
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Earlier this week was gorgeous...in fact, I took the day off before Thanksgiving to enjoy the 70-degree weather and get the chicken coop cleaned out and the garden beds cleaned up. I was out in a t-shirt and soaking up the rays. The good news is that I was able to collect quite a few Cherokee Purple and Rutgers tomatoes to use for seed next year. And the hens were really happy to get to pick over the leftover cabbage and tomatoes.
Thanksgiving for us was almost as nice. I think it hit mid-60's and J. and I spent some time finishing up the screen doors on the back porch of the 1893 Victorian. We need to finish the front ones and then that should be it for the outside work.
I didn't see anything in the Black Friday ads that would pull me out of bed at midnight or some such silly hour. Honestly, there's not alot that we need and, for that, I am thankful. I did quite a few good deals online: 99 cent poinsettias from Lowes to grace our Christmas mantel (a tradition of ours), $22 for a year's supply of my allergy medicine at CVS (normally $62!), and some really nice LED Maglights for half-price (Lowe's again).
Those folks who ventured out early must have been shocked at the change in the weather. Instead of the balmy 50 degrees the night before Thanksgiving, it was now close to freezing! I headed to breakfast with a friend and a trip to Lowe's to pickup our order a little before 7 a.m. and had to drag out my winter coat. It certainly made me glad that we hadn't decided to go stand in line at Cabela's for the deal they had on .223 ammo. While I was out, I swung by Bass Pro Shop for J. and picked up 5 new ammo cans that they had for $10 each. I had a $25 gift card that I won so I paid half that price, which is pretty good considering they go for $15 used at the local gun shows.
I was surprised that Bass Pro wasn't busier than a normal shopping day and Lowes was empty. They said they hadn't been busy all morning and still had all their Black Friday deals in stock. Cabela's was packed as was Walmart, according to other folks.
How about you? Did you venture our for Black Friday? Did you get any great deals?
Posted by CrankyPuppy at 8:39 AM