All of the major retail stores in Chicago have huge holiday sales that start on Black Friday.
My mom and I live in Orland Park, Illinois, about 40 minutes away from Chicago. We had an attack plan on Black Friday, so we could visit all of the stores with the best sales. I wanted to pick up some holiday decorations from the supercenter that were half off. We planned to start at the Home Depot Center in Orland Park, Illinois. They were open at 5 a.m. and had a sale on radiant heaters. My mom wanted to buy a radiant heater for my dad to keep in the garage. He is always working on a project in the garage. The room doesn’t have any heat and my mom worries that he won’t come inside even when he is cold. My dad is very stubborn.The radiant heater was normally priced at $200, but during the sale it was only 99. My mom and I arrived at the hardware store around 4 a.m. and there was already a long line out the door and around the side of the building. The doors were not even open yet. My mom and I stood in line for almost two hours before we finally entered the building. It was extremely cold and frigid outdoors and it was starting to snow when we finally entered the building. The rest of the day we encountered blizzard conditions while we finished our holiday shopping. We were thankful to make it back to Orland Park in one piece.