Sunlight kissing with its golden hue, we bid the penultimate month, "Adieu".
(I'm a poet and was not aware of that fact.)
This was the line in front of our nearest Best Buy at 5:40 a.m. this morning, and it stretched all the way around the far corner of the building, down the side, and around another corner into the side parking lot... we kept driving and went to Home Depot instead for a tree.
Pictures of the tree will be put up after we put it together. A $179 tree for $79 and a coupon for a $30 HD gift card - sweet! Only problem? The box was too big for our little Saturn. We managed to squeeze it into the back seat - no way it could get into the trunk in any direction - but it was longer than the car is wide... so the drivers side door wouldn't close! What to do? Run back inside the store for a $4 pair of bungee chords: crack the back window, hook one bungee onto the clothes hanger hook, loop it around the top of the window, connect the other bungee, hook it into the child seat hook behind the back seat, and drive home via the back roads - no problem!
And yes, some morons have already stolen all four of the knights from the chess set!
After taking photos for a while we were walking towards the older section to take pictures of the pond and such and were stopped by a security guard (aka rent-a-cop) who told us we weren't allowed to take pictures! I asked why. He didn't know. Since Erin made me behave we turned the camera off and I slung it over my shoulder and we kept walking. Not five minutes later a new security guard began following us in their SUV - driving only as fast as we were walking, staying just behind us, tracking us like criminals! Absurd! I wanted to confront them but Erin wouldn't let me. They should be worrying about shoplifters, not amateur photographers taking pictures of their outdoor holiday decorations!
An email will be sent to the mall management company to complain and ask about their photography policy. I don't want to see anyone taking pictures with Santa or I will call security!