OK, there's something wrong with me. I said I would not get up before 5 a.m. I could not sleep past 3:30.
My mission: the cheapest, best laptop in the tri-city area.
The store that has my bargain - Office Max - opens at 7 a.m. (I got here at 4:35.)
My heart sank when I saw the parking lot, but my spirits buoyed when I realized everyone - more than 100 - was here early for Target; the lot was teeming with activity.
Me ... I am first in line, drinking my coffee and writing this blog entry.
It's 19 degrees out here, according to my truck's thermometer; luckily, no wind. Quite different than the miserable overnighter I experienced three or so years ago in line at Best Buy.
My wife is off to points east for other deals, and our daughter said she'll be up by 5 or so.
When did you get up for Black Friday - or were you a 'smart one' and shopped online?