So, if you've ever experience the madness, at the stores 6 am the day after Thanksgiving, that's a little what we go through most weekends. Standing in a line rain or shine, for sometimes up to an hour. The line slowly pushes it's way up to the door, of whatever sale we may be at, so that everyone can stake out which direction they are going to go. Inevitably there is talk of previous sales, amongst the regulars, in this group; Several have their coffee in hand, to give them the jolt of adrenaline they will need. Watches and cell phones are looked at many times. The time is announced in intervals. There is complaining and crying from the children that are there, including my own... Then we see the shadow of the person, who has been sent to open doors, and from there.... (someone once said to me "are you ready to storm the castle?") The rush begins.... Everyone is running and pushing and grabbing what they think they may want.
For me it's all a bit overwhelming. Although I've gotten pretty good a spotting the books that I know people want, quickly, everything else is a blur to me. Amy, thank goodness however has an amazing ability, to spot something from 100 yards away, underneath 6 other items, under a table, shoved in a spot you would never expect it. And it turns out to be a beautiful treasure, or something she can rework into something straight out of "Martha Stewart" She is the reason the store will be beautiful.
So our schedule for this weekend???
Thursday night Sale at 6 pm, (we were there at 5 in the rain.
Friday morning sale at 9 am
Saturday sale at 9 am
50 days to go we've barely stepped foot in the store. Uh Oh!