Yes, I was out there.

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Ward County Notary Services

I was NOT one of the crazy ones out at 4:00 or 5:00 AM but I did head to Menards at 11:00 AM.

It was nothing like this picture of Best Buy but it was the busiest I'd seen it in many years. It was packed but I went with the right attitude and nearly everyone else I saw was also smiling. I even got all six things I had hoped to get 😊. I can also say I had never seen so many Menard's employees, they were everywhere and all very helpful. Even better, EVERY checkout was open.

So unlike Joe in Timmothy's cartoon above I came home happy and smiling.

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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good for you Bob! That is one place you won't find me but I say if that is your thing ..go for it! I did a couple On-line items ordered and watching UT verses Baylor! 

Nov 25, 2022 12:13 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Bob "RealMan" Timm I was out today and all the stores looked to be packed.

Nov 25, 2022 01:57 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Bob- good for you!!!  We went out for our morning walk and that was it!!  The rest of the day we watched basketball, football and soccer!!!

Nov 25, 2022 05:19 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I went to the grocery store today and it was empty. Whoo hoo!

Nov 25, 2022 06:38 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

The funny thing is Dorie Dillard Austin TX is out of the four items I purchased only one was a normal hardware store item, paint, and it wasn't even on sale. The other three were loss leader things, a couch cover, 3 pack of key finders, and a metal detector.

Nov 25, 2022 06:45 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Menard's was my  only stop George Souto with the exception that I did work in the office and Art Gallery and neither were to busy... darn it. 🙄

Nov 25, 2022 06:50 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I did work today Kathy Streib but not very hard 😊. It felt very good for awhile but some worldly concerns, not job related, came up and made life miserable for awhile BUT I'm back now 😊.

Nov 25, 2022 07:01 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I get it Kat Palmiotti , that is how it was in the paint department at Menard's, lots of help and I was the only customer. BTW I just showed this to my wife and she misunderstood wondering why you were excited that the shelves were empty. 🙄

Nov 25, 2022 07:08 PM
Kat Palmiotti

Haha, Bob "RealMan" Timm - I could have written that better!

Nov 26, 2022 04:45 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Bob it has been at least five decades since I stood in line for anything.... like this.... reminds me too much of having lived in a Communist Country where I stood in line with my grandmother to get bread, and with my mother to get meat.... so stuff like this just does not work for me...

Nov 25, 2022 10:33 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Bob... glad you found all the things you were looking for. But what is a Menard's? I only went out yesterday to BJ's to pick up some Christmas Tree lights... in and out in under 15 minutes. 

Nov 26, 2022 05:57 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Menard's is much like Home Depot but I fell they have a larger variety and slightly lower prices Nina Hollander, Broker .

Nov 26, 2022 09:37 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Well there you go Bob - success on Black Friday!  That wouldn't be me by a long shot.....no shopping for this girl on such busy days.

Nov 26, 2022 03:29 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I was not one of the crazies out at 5AM Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker but I needed some paint and there were a few things in the flyer that caught my attention so I went at 11:00 and although it was still busy I was a man on a mission and even with the paint that needed to be mixed I was out in less then 10 minutes. 😄 It was invigerating but I was seriously concerned I may have a heart attack as I have not exerted that much energy that fast for a long time.

Nov 26, 2022 04:50 PM