Meet the newest member of the D family:
Isn't she pretty? She's a Sony VAIO VGN notebook and we almost didn't have her. Poor Jon* left the house at 1:00 AM this morning, stood in line at Circuit City for several hours, only to have a gang of jackasses cut the line, which resulted in mass chaos. My poor hubby, who had braved the cold for many hours just to support his wife's blogging habit, got lost in the stampeding crowd and wasn't able to get a laptop.
So he drove over to Staples but they had already given out all of their laptop passes too. He gave up and went to Sears where he had new tires put on my car. God, he's awesome. Sweet Hazel (my Jetta) is looking really sharp now! My mother-in-law and I drove to pick him up from Sears at 7:00 AM so he could come home and warm up and get some much needed sleep. Poor guy, he looked so cold when we picked him up. But he also looked adorable in his little beanie hat.
So anyway, while I was shopping at the outlets this afternoon with my sister-in-law, he was pulling strings at the nearest Best Buy, trying desperately to secure us a computer. By the time we were ready to leave, he called to tell us to swing by Best Buy on our way home because they were holding a laptop for us! Again, he's awesome! Nevermind that we got lost on the way there (we were in the Poconos) and I saw a real live skunk (yes, a skunk!) because we finally have a new computer! I'm in love.
Between both of our shopping trips, we got just about all of our Christmas shopping done. Now we just need to wrap everything and buy a cute little Christmas tree to put them all under. Phew. Black Friday: done and done.
*Once I heard that we would have to wake up at 1:00 AM to stand in line at Circuit City (which didn't open until 5:00 AM!), I chickened out. Jon was lovely and said, "That's okay, baby, we shouldn't both have to freeze and wake up early; I'll go." And me? I said, "Okay!" Love him!