Friday, November 27, 2009

Early Morning Hostilities

The house slept in the wee hours of the morning. My cell phone's alarm went off at 3:30AM and I awoke drowsily from my slumber. I pried myself from the bed and clumped into the living room dragging my clothes with me. I splashed my face with cold water and put my contacts on. I grabbed the adds and stumbled out the door, most of my body still clinging hopelessly to sleep.

I slowly began to awaken in the car and the coffee I bought helped, even though it cost me three minutes. I arrived at Wally-World and began my trek to find the computer that I wanted. I found the line. I asked is this the line for the laptop? The checker said yes. The cheap one? She said yes. So, I wandered to the back of the line. There I quickly finished my coffee and made friends with my line mates. I discovered that there were 54 laptops available. My number in line was 47.

The hour passed slowly. Broken only by accusations of someone cutting in line or someone not in line grabbing a laptop. Don't get between women and a good deal!

Wal-mart employees told us the plan was to give us a ticket, we would buy it and then drive around to the back with the receipt to get our laptop...that sounded like a bad idea to me, but ok. A few minutes later it changed to going to the back of the store with the receipt to obtain our laptop...I managed to do it, but others had been sent to the rear of the store to buy theirs...At 5:27 AM I was hurrying out the doors and to the car with my new laptop in my hands...

This is my first post from my new computer, a shining sport scar compared to the rickety horse-drawn wagon I previously used. I will begin the process of removing necessary data from it and it will remain in storage until its utility is exhausted.

For now, the future looks bright. I have my early Christmas and Birthday gift on my lap and it has a working A key!!!!!!! Let the holidays begin!


Grandma L said...

Let me be the first to congratulate you. You went through a lot, but it was worth it to save so much money.

Cora said...

Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday, sorry I made you buy your own gift but I really appreciated being able to sleep in.