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December 1st; Christmas Is 24 Days Away!

Technology has its challenges!

Mary and I started our day early in the morning.  She headed to her gym class while I went to Los Alamitos for a blood test necessary for my next week’s appointments.  We both got back home and reunited around 11 am.

Afterward, we spent the rest of the day putting up the last inside and outside decorations.  However, the outdoor decorations demanded extra attention as technology can be pretty challenging when it comes to powering and waterproofing them.

We went to Home Depot and got additional extension cords and waterproofing items.  We looked at the veggies and decided a quick trip to H&H was required tomorrow morning so we could plant tomorrow afternoon!

Soldier Claus keeps an eye on the house!

He was protecting the house!

Santa is quite a dancer and prancer!  We hear he likes disco quite a bit.

Let’s dance.

They stand together on the right-hand side of the yard.  We will put them on Amazon Alexa tomorrow to control the on-off times.

It is decorated for the holidays.

The helipad is operational on the house’s left side, and Santa and helpers are coming in for a landing.

Copter to the tower, standby; we are coming in!

Scout assisted by making sure no one got into the house while we were outside.  He situated himself so he could see the front, back, and side hallways at the same time, keeping his senses heightened!

Our trusty sidekick, Scout The Wonder Dog!

Inside, we made a special area for our two newest Santas, which David and Dianne gave us.  They are predominately displayed on the Kitchen Island!  They are unique in that they have cassette tapes.  One tells a story with sound effects while the other plays ragtime piano Christmas tunes.

Read us a story, Santa!

What would Santa be called if he went down a chimney with the fire going?  Crispy Kringle.

Play it again, Santa!

Play us a tune, Santa!

They are located on either side of Mr. Tree, who shakes, rattles, and rolls anytime he hears a noise!

What did Mrs. Claus say to Santa as she looked at the sky?  “Looks like rain, dear.”

A place of honor!

We watched the new Eddie Murphy Christmas movie “Candy Cane Lane.”  Summary:  A man makes a deal with a mischievous elf who casts a magic spell that brings the 12 Days of Christmas to life.

We finished the evening with a Hallmark movie and then a Charles Bronson action movie.  We crashed at 10:30 pm after I took Scout out for his pre-beddy-bye pee-pee!

As I did today’s Daily Diary, I thought a lot about working alongside Dr. Mary; it is a treat.  We operate like a well-oiled machine, except for my creaking joints occasionally.  It is enjoyable to spend all day every day with your best friend!

Tomorrow we will be working at home and may even get some veggies to plant in the winter garden.  We are going to the Candy Cane Gala tomorrow night and to Sount Coast Reperatpry to see “A Christmas Carol” on Sunday with twenty friends and family; our present to them.

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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