Friday, 27 November 2015

Bleak Friday




It's today, the American import called Black Friday. 

A day of mass consumerism and in some cases buying for buyings sake.  After the debacles last year some shops, the more sensible ones, are changing their 'sales' policies this year, thank goodness.  Fair enough if there's something you need and you have the energy and good temper enough to brave the crowds go for it, but we won't be joining in.

The truck is booked into the garage for the repairs after Lovely Hubby's minor accident the other week, while it's being repaired we'll walk the dogs and then take them home.  A trip to the builder's merchants will see us ordering the wood LH needs to make the doors for the workshop, we might even treat ourselves to a coffee while we are out, but we will not be shopping. 

 He got a quote for doors to be made for the workshop a couple of weeks ago, the price that came back was £2,500 for hardwood and £1,500 for softwood.  He reckons he can do it himself for around £500 so that's the route we are taking.  He had never made a door frame and hung a new door in it before, so he practised on the interior control room door, it worked and is almost finished.  So now he has the confidence to tackle the outer doors to the workshop and he's going to go for it.



Bleak Friday ... a day to do what you normally do or just stay at home cosy and warm and wait for the mayhem to be over.

Sue xx

18 comments:

  1. The world's gone mad - we shan't be joining the mayhem either and I might take up one of the suggestions in yur second picture instead!

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  2. Oops should read your not yur even if I do live in the West Country!

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  3. We going out this Friday morning...................... just to the farmers market for eggs and home again!
    Julie xxxxxxx

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  4. Business as usual at the charity shop ! x

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  5. I won't be stepping foot outside unless it's to feed the chucks or walk the dog. It gives me the shudders just thinking about all that chaos and all those people :(

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  6. Well I've had a bit of a lay-in. Usually up at 6am but still in my p.j.'s at 9!! Can't even face food shopping today.

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  7. Well I had an Amazon Fire Tablet on my Amazon wish list and got notification it had dropped in price from £49.99 to £34.99 in there black friday sale so I bought it, no plans for shopping anywhere else, off to pottery this evening and have visitors arriving as well. :-)

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  8. My day will be spent at home the only outing being a walk to the woods. Fridays are chaotic enough in my small city so I don't want to know what today will be like out there. Great saving with the doors!

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  9. I didn't notice much evidence of bleak black friday at the library van! = Just me and the driver at Friston as usual

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  10. I'm in California, and Black Friday is huge at the malls etc. we don't go. We already went for a walk and then just working around the house and yard. My husband does need to pop to the hardware store for something, but that's it. I tried Black Friday @ 5 years ago, before my journey into minimalism, and I found I was just buying stuff I wanted for the house and most of it was not necessary. I'm so glad I moved out of that phase quickly.

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  11. We stayed home, no shopping for us either.
    I have never been to a black Friday sale, my in laws go, what a mad house.
    My niece works in a major chain, she was teasing but told me, she was just happy she did not get mugged in the store. I'm thankful she didn't either.
    I still need to pare down, when I was pulling out the Christmas tree and things today, I sorted out 2 small boxes, and 2 medium size ones, that are being gifted away from here. Just thankful, I made some progress.

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  12. Here in Carmarthen I think it didn't really happen, especially in Tesco's, who had lined up an entire aisle of 49" and 36" tv's but seemed stuck with them when we popped in . . .

    I bought something from Amazon but it was a combination of two things I needed/had been considering and should save a lot of money by not needing to use the (expensive) oven. So my ancient slow cooker can be recycled and the new pot is a multi-function electric pressure cooker, which can cook a chicken in half an hour!

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  13. I'm an American and have never done Black Friday, never have and never will. I don't get buying like that, find it a bit creepy.

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  14. I can do without Black Friday or any other sort of Bargain Hunt.
    My very old sewing machine packed up finally yesterday so I made the trip to the shops to replace it, I had been considering a new lighter weight machine for a while as I struggle to lift the old one, and this was the final call to replace it. So I went to the shops and didn't take into account the queues around the store. I managed to buy a lovely new lightweight 'workhorse' but I would never call shopping a recreation sport.
    P.S. I packed up the old machine and put it on the footpath with a 'help yourself if you are a handyman' note attached. And it has been removed, probably by a seamstress weight lifter!
    So it's all good, and I love my new machine, it will see me out.

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  16. We'd planned Friday for a Christmas shopping day as MrEH was able to take the day off as owed holiday. It wasn't until a few days before we realised that it was "Black Friday" - oh dear! Thankfully there was no chaos, all was calm, parking was no problem, we went where we wanted to go and barely saw a queue all day.

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