Another Work Day!

Fact: Neglected, dried-out Christmas trees spark about a hundred fires in the United States each year, cause an average of 10 deaths, and result in $15.7 million in property damage, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reports. Not only will an errant spark ruin your holiday, it can put both residents and responding firefighters in danger.

Oops! Where are the marshmallows?

Seven AM, and we are vertical and feeling pretty good.  The coughs are dissipating and the energy levels are increasing; we are going to make it through the holidays!  We got our coffee and took the morning stroll through the garden.  Mary is always on the lookout for strawberries and she found one this morning.  I can always tell from the chomping sound followed by a long m-m-m-m-m-m-m-m-m sound!

College and strawberries are a great way to start the day!

We worked in the office for a while, paying those pesky bills.  I worked on the Christmas website for 2022, attempting to keep up with the activities.

Mary went out to check the mail and came running back inside, waving an envelope and yelling, “Santa sent a letter to Scout!!”  What was that silly dog up to now??  We opened it for him but wondered why he did not open the letter himself because he had sent a letter to Santa.  It’s a puzzlement!

What else has he been up to?

Juan is coming over Wednesday and detailing the Grey Ghost and Silver Fox, so we had to get the garage in order.  I refuse to pay for detailing and then let the car stay outside.  The Grey Ghost has its own car cover, so we will put that on for the holidays!


To finish the garage, we got out the blowup decorations and began putting them up!  We got two of the four finished before it started dark; now, we have a job for tomorrow morning.

We are finally decorated!

We put together a care package and trotted off to Jan’s for the first visit in about two weeks.  We are free and clear of the creeping crud, so we wanted to say hello!  We stopped by Ralph’s market for some sushi before arriving at Jan’s.  We stayed about two hours just catching up.

While there, we called Mike Andersen and Hans Thedens and talked to them for quite a while.

Returning home, we crashed; it was a good day!  The only thing remaining is the Christmas Tree, and we will attack that tomorrow!

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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