December Be Arrived And We Are Decorating Like Mad!

“Santa Claus is anyone who loves another and seeks to make them happy; who gives himself by thought or word or deed in every gift that he bestows.”

Poor Baby Scout; he has been working so hard watching us decorate the house that he just crashed, keeping one eye open just in case we decide to go for a walk.  He was barking earlier, and using my exceptional skills as a doggie-translator, I determined Scout was singing Christmas carols.

Scout worked so hard!

It’s mid-week, so we called Dianne on the Alexa and checked in to coordinate the weekend activities.  Alexa sure beats the phone, and we got to visit with David also!  Dianne could see the progress we have made on the decorating front.

Dianne got a status report.

All the boxes that were to be emptied are now emptied.   I stacked them up around the side of the house, ready for the December tarp!  The Alexa-controlled lights are functioning correctly, so the house is now on automatic.  We love the sunset-sunrise feature, and no more running around plugging and unplugging Christmas lights!

The doorbell rang at 9:15 AM and it was TJ, our electrician.  We walked the house and I gave him fifteen jobs to estimate including replacing the entire power panel.  We are looking forward to his estimates and getting the work underway.

Then we went to Rockwell’s to order a special coconut cake for Robin’s birthday this Sunday.  We decided to share a breakfast burrito so we could get to the foot doctor in time.  We drove to Newport to see Dr. Bill, the podiatrist.  I am getting a new set of orthotics after the first of the year.

I did ask Mary, “Why don’t podiatrists use the metric system?” Why does she look so shocked when I make my inquiries?  I told her, “Because they get paid by the foot.”  OK, I was on a roll.  Taking my life in m,y hands, I said, “If a cabbie drives a cab, what does a podiatrist drive?”  Mary mulled over my rather poignant question and then shrugged!  I quipped, “Duh, a toe truck.”   I had to promise NOT to share my humor for the rest of the trip to Newport.

We rushed home to let Scout out before returning to our decorating tasks.

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is by singing loud for all to hear.  So, we have installed two large amplifiers in the front yard, which serves two purposes; we provide cheer and scare off would-be burglars!

The outside is complete!

We were dead tired by the end of the day, so we crashed.  When talking to Robin later in the evening, she reminded us about last year when we worked hard all day and offered to watch a Christmas movie.  We lasted about five minutes and fell sound to sleep!

We fell asleep watching TV!

Off to bed, we went hopefully resting up for tomorrow when we will further attack the decorating activities.

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I was blessed again by reconnecting with Dr. Mary Côté, a long-time friend. Mary and I got married July 28th, 2021, and are enjoying life together and plan to spend the rest of our lives being a blessing to our friends and family.
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