The expected cold front rolled in. We woke to pre-dawn howling winds. At lunch I ate a chicken teriyaki sub and watched American Robins in the park. I picked up Thai food and cold medicine as I drove home tonight, as my wife is now ill. The news advises that Black Friday sales proved disappointing. I think that people looked up as one and said "brave crowds for unimpressive sales of loss leaders in inadequate quantities? No, thank you". I loved Thanksgiving, but it is good to be back home and in the swing of things again.