I usually put up my Christmas decorations the weekend after Thanksgiving, and today was a perfect day for it. Last year my icicle lights gave me some trouble with burned out bulbs, so I decided to replace them with new.
I went to my local hardware store, and bought 6 strings of 150 lights, the same amount I used last year. Of course I realized after installing 3 strings, I would need at least one more.
When I went back to the hardware store, the shelves were empty of white icicle lights, all that remained were blue or multicolored. I asked a clerk if he would check for more in the back, but while he was writing down the item number (and not looking very hopeful), a Christmas miracle happened.
Bruce, the Christmas angel, came around the corner pushing a dolly with 3 cases of white icicle lights. Great moments in great timing. I told Bruce he saved Christmas, and I thought I heard a little bell ringing in the background. Attaboy, Bruce.