Most folks are sitting at home this week. There's a lot of traffic on the road, but not in rush hour. I'm thankful for that since I'm still going to work at a regular hour. It has been a real nice trip to work in the morning, few people, tunes on the radio and the snowbirds haven't even hit.
The malls are full, even though this is a recession. Lots of people walking through the stores, picking up things, and hopefully getting the economy going.
What I did was sit at home and look over the deal sites over the last weekend. The house was quiet, the neighborhood was quiet, and I really didn't feel like going outside and visiting. It was easy to go through the local area since we had a breather on Xmas and the weekend.
I did manage to find a couple of buys online though. The laptop is getting another stick of memory from Newegg.com since its getting cheaper. I do some heavy duty tasks on the machine and they all seem to eat up memory. Its only got 2gb now, so one of the sticks will get swapped out and I'll be able to do all the wacky stuff I like to do.
Woot served up a TV card. I don't have a big TV here, mine is still standard def, so I'd like to be able actually see what the fuss is about. Since the laptop is not quite 720p by the description I've read, but it will be a lot cleaner than the old Sony I've got in the living room. I'll plug this thing into the USB port and it will get any over the air HDTV signals it finds. Since I'm about 10 miles from the transmitters in South Florida, I'll get all the local signals. A $20 card is a lot cheaper than a big flat panel set that will end up bolted to the walls and its easier to work with.
I'm finding these new toys or necessities, depending on your view, by surfing www.dealnews.com and skimming through their deals every day. They have listings of all sorts of things from electronics to computers to watches and books. I've been surfing it daily for months now, and I'm finding it fairly useful. Both the memory and the TV stick were on the site.
Maybe my wallet would be better off if I stopped, but Dealnews is a keeper.