I can't believe it's been a week since this:
See the dashboard clock. You can't see the A.M. after the numbers, but believe me, it was there.
See Kelly in the parking lot.
See the parking lot behind Kelly. Too dark? Well, there are NO SPACES. The parking lot is full. It is 4:07 A.M., and the parking lot is full.
See Deirdre standing in line at the store.
The line ends at the store entrance. It is a very long line. It is 4:30, and Deirdre's arms are full of deals.
See Kelly and Deirdre still standing in line.
They have more deals. It is almost 6:30, and Kelly and Deirdre are still standing in line. They are also still smiling. They may be a few stitches short of a full repeat (I know, some of you may recognize this from The Knitting Guild of Canada's t-shirts years ago, but since I coined it for the shirts, I believe I can use it).
Kelly and Deirdre are almost at the end of the line. They will soon be going here.
They are not sure which of the goods offered to enjoy, but they will enjoy whatever it is.
And notice the orangey light on the sign. That is the sun. Rising. It has been dark and black since Kelly and Deirdre's adventure began 4 hours ago.
And that, boys and girls, is why it is called Black Friday.
Volume II - the sights and yarns of Minnesota/Wisconsin - to follow... stay tuned...