Only 364 more shopping days till Christmas!
I hope everyones recovered from the long Holiday week-end. Too much food. Too much noise. Too much booze. Too much wrapping paper....Too much joy?
It's no secret that it was not a very good year in the car business, and since I sell Chevys it sort of trickled down to my wallet. From what I've been reading around the web, at least I'm not alone in feeling the pinch. In past years my credit card got me through the Holiday Season, but this year I made a vow NOT to fall into that trap again. People would just have to understand. My wife is a very frugal shopper, and she buys little things all year round. Unlike me! I thrive on pressure. I love the hustle and bustle. I love last minute bargains. On Christmas Eve Eve, we sat down together and went over our gift list to make sure everyone was taken care of. Everyone was accounted for..... except each other!
Money was running low so we decided not to do anything for each other....Right! You know how that would fly don't you? So I did know this much, for about two months BOTH of our garage door opener remotes were fried. It was no big deal to me because I park outside anyway. But she had to park the car, get out , go in the house and open it with the button in the garage. Whew, what an inconveniance! Anyway on Saturday, I called just about every place in the phone book, and I finally found a place that was open. It was about 30 miles away, and he said he would wait till I got there before he closed. When I got there he already had the CLOSED sign up, and I thanked him profusely for the Holiday spirit. It was 29.95 plus tax, and he gave me exact directions in how to reprogram it. When I got home, she was shopping with my son, so it gave me the opportunity to set it up, and to my amazement, it worked!
So on Christmas morning, after all the hub-bub had died down, we were enjoying the lousy coffee that I make, I took her by the hand, walked out the front door, and from my pocket I pushed the button. Slowly the big old door moved upward and came to a rest, She gave a huge squeel of approval and reached into her robe pocket and pulled out 50 Dollars worth of Tim Horton's gift certificats..my favorite coffee...It was a great Chistmas after all!!
Happy New Year To Everyone....From The G-Man!!