So Saturday, when it warmed up to make the thought of going outside tolerable (why, I'm not sure, because the temperature difference between the inside and outside in a house without any heat is negligible), we headed out to the grocery store and Home Depot to fix a few of the pipes that froze last week.
Now, on your average Saturday evening, the mall that Home Depot belongs to is often crowded, thanks to the movie theater nearby. So when we saw the parking lot completely full on Saturday morning, we thought, "Hmmm . . . people finally decided that it was nice enough to venture outside, so they decided to go to the movie theater?!" I thought I was so smart and clever.
But, of course, the joke was on me.
As soon as we stepped in the plumbing aisle at Home Depot, what did we find?
The entire population of Saltillo's south side.
The overwhelmed store clerks, kept repeating to customers, "nope, we're out of that part . . . out of that one, too." An army carrying copper pipes and PVC, as they would spears, backed up the checkout lanes (which was the first time we've ever seen all the lanes open).
And I thought they were all at the movie theater. Shows you what I know.