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Old 11-29-2011, 10:29 AM   #61
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I worked on my rental property to get it ready for a tenant. I did have to go to Lowes to get some wood screws....people could not believe that on Black Friday I only spent 39 cents. :shades:

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Old 11-30-2011, 12:52 PM   #62
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I forgot how much they use that shopping $$ as a bellweather of the economy. I should have done my part-but I would have brought the average down.
I didn't shop that day but did go out for lunch in a shopping district.

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Old 12-01-2011, 06:02 AM   #63
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I usually have the family over for a Thanksgiving feast the Sunday before Thanksgiving and then relax around the house for the full 4 day Thanksgiving weekend that I usually have. But I just FIRED from my job the Friday before Thanksgiving and it has been the most hectic Thanksgiving yet!

We've been moving slowly from Indiana to Tennessee since last spring (move a horse trailer full of stuff about once a month). But we just sold our house in Indiana and had to be out by the Monday before Thanksgiving (closing date). We figured we already had half our stuff moved so we should be able to rent a moving truck for the rest. We had a moving party on Saturday and loaded up the moving truck (we got the largest one available) - but of course not everything fit. We had planned for DH to drive the moving truck and for me to drive the pickup truck pulling the horses. But instead of loading the horse trailer with horses, we loaded it with the rest of our stuff and sent the horses over to the neighbors for a couple days.

So the Sunday before Thanksgiving we drove from IN to TN, then on Monday we unloaded everything into the barn in TN. We spent the next couple days organizing and unpacking and recovering. Then Thanksgiving we drove from TN to IN. On Black Friday, we picked up the horses before sunrise and drove from IN back to TN. I was a little concerned we might run into some Black Friday traffic - but it was fairly easy driving.

Why would anyone go out to shop on Black Friday when you can order online and have it delivered to your house? DH did have a computer monitor go bad just before moving and noticed the one he wanted was on sale (online) Thanksgiving day. He managed to order it right be fore we left for IN.
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Old 12-02-2011, 01:28 AM   #64
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Went to a favorite restaurant for lunch with a BOGO coupon (Buy One Get One free) then came home and chilled.

Previous day involved lots more people at our little place, here. Two turkeys and lots of other stuff -- all consumable stuff.

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