Today we picked up a load in Syracuse, New York. After having been in sunny Florida, this was a pleasant change for me. I love winter weather. I like gloomy winter weather even more. In this photo, local firemen appeared to be digging out a fire hydrant; their truck was parked on the street and they were all standing around the hydrant, digging.
While here, I decided it was time to get my Verizon iPhone. I went online to order it on the third of the month when it was available to current customers, but because I didn't know where I was going to be, I didn't have a place for them to send it. Then, they sold out. First, we hit the local mall, but it was PACKED. I think everyone in town was in the mall parking lot. There was no place to park the truck and the traffic just to drive around the mall to get back out, kept us there for forty minutes.
I was desperate to get this phone, so I looked up another store and begged Ed to drive me over there. He was extremely resistant, afraid that there would be no parking, but I annoyed him so much with my begging that he finally gave in.
And I am so glad we did. When we got there, the store was emtpy. We were greeted by at least six salespeople, who were leaning on the counters watching the snow come down. It was the quickest visit to Verizon I've ever had; in and out in less than thirty minutes.
I walked out the door with my beautiful new gadget safely encased in a squishy purple cover. To make the day even more amazing, the sun came out as we drove away from the store, reflecting off the stark white banks of snow, making them appear as if they were sprinkled with diamonds.
New York was sparkling, I had my iPhone, and all was right in the world.