Tuesday, December 26, 2006

It's Finally Over

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!!

36 comments:

Strumpet said...

Awwwwwwww........

Galen!

You're SO sweet!

G-Man said...

Ssshhhhh,
Don't tell anyone......but thanks.

Strumpet said...

Ooooo...

I love secrets!

Yay!!

G-Man said...

Chandra, what a great Christmas present your inspiration has been to me...You Rock!....Galen

Strumpet said...

I'm just happy I can comment again!

If it's not Blogger causin' trouble, it's my computer. So, I'm enjoying it while it lasts.

Besides, I'm sick and it makes me feel better.

It's like Chicken Soup for Strumpet.

Manny said...

Ahh you are truely a blessed man. When I was married I remember the
"we just won't buy for each other times" Maybe that's why we're divorced. LOL Yes, I can laugh now. Our last Christmas together he bought me a giant 5 diamond ring and hung it on the tree. We split up the following year and for 3 years after I didn't see a Christmas tree that I didn't want to chop down.

Don't tell Crab you have the gift certificates, she just loves her timbits.

Hey, I'm thinking about buying a car this coming year. I really don't need one as mine is only a couple years old, but I think I have the fever.

SignGurl said...

You are so thoughful! I love those kinds of presents.


P.S. I'm getting my stick ready ;)

G-Man said...

Manny, oddly enough I knew Crabby would be jealous...and I DO deliver!

Sign...Your hot!

Top cat said...

galen you tell such great stories in your posts.
Sometimes it's the simpler less expensive gifts that mean a lot.
It's the thought that counts.
tc

G-Man said...

Thanks TC, I was hoping people wasn't thinking that I was just cheap. You Happen to be a great story teller yourself. Coming from you, thats a great compliment!
Have a Happy New Year....G

jillie said...

Ohhhh you're such a good hubby you know that? Anyway, I am at home...been WAY too tired all day. Lot's going on and I will post tomorrow. Later gater ;o)

G-Man said...

Yay, Jillies back! I sure missed my California Cheese-Head Harley-Girl Angel Of Mercy..
Glad you are home safe...G

lime said...

hehehehe, you knwo it's love when the hubby knows the garage door opener wil lmost please the wife and the wife squeals with delight over the garage door opener. glad it was a moment of real happiness for you both. i was so excited over what i found for mr lime (and at a terrific bargain!) and i got a big kick out of what he got me. i might post about it so not tipping my hat here just yet. ;)

Kristen said...

I think you're pretty sweet too.........

Hope your Christmas was wonderful

Manny said...

Come out and play!

G-Man said...

Lime, you are so cool! I've got a comment for you on your post. Thanks

Kristen, Just cause your thirty, doesn't mean you have to act it!
Look at me...Thanks, you are smokinly hot-nice-wise.

Manny, you want to play because you got the week off....right?
Careful what you ask for..

Manny said...

I do have the week off, but I fear daytime TV may be rotting my brain!

jillie said...

WOW is it windy here! Dang...lol are you working hard or hardly working?

G-Man said...

I'm working on my day off...but only for 5 more minutes.
Any more conversing will have to be done on your blog cause I can't comment on my blog from my home PC.
Pretty High-Tech eh?
Well rested now?

jillie said...

You'll have to put that on your next wish list...HHNT to ya Galen ;o)

G-Man said...

Jillie, I saw what you did on your links....Thanks

jillie said...

See...I was UP. I was just working hard on my links dearie...LMAO

I love being a smart arse

G-Man said...

Very thoughtful of you, Ms. Smokingly Hot Angel of Mercy!!

jillie said...

;o) back at ya Galen

jillie said...

Did I tell you that I tried a "brat" pizza? That was interesting....lol

Jodes said...

you are freakin hilarious.........thanks for the 2 comments!!! I will be back to read your posts I swear!!!

jillie said...

HEY...so where's YOUR HNT pic????
I am sure enquiring minds want to know and not just me....HMMMM???????

G-Man said...

If I can say one thing with conviction..NO ONE would want to see any part of an HNT from me!!!

jillie said...

Not even a peek?

erika said...

That is a great gift. Not the money but the thought behind it. I knew you had it in you!

G-Man said...

No jillie......

Hey Penguin, Great HNT, missed you.

gab said...

Awwww sweet. Hubby and I did not exchange gifts this year(other than a little snuggling) all our money went for gifts to all the grandkids. They are what counts anyways right? Booze? you didnt share!

jillie said...

Ok...;o)

S E E Quine said...

` I have found you, G-man! And now that I am here, I shall wish you a Flappy New Year!

` PS... Can I pounce on you like a deranged cat?

G-Man said...

Gabby, you understand!

Thanks Jillie!

G-Man said...

Sequin, whats happenin?
Iv'e never had a visit from a scientist before I am honored.

Pounce away Feline...Happy New Year to you!