We made it through another one! The wrapping paper all cleaned up, the remaining ham and trimmings stored away for a future bone for Suzanne, and children strung out on full bellies and a sugar crash, lovingly carried to bed, Angi and I sighed a shared moment of relief, quickly dragged a broom across the floor, then flopped on the couch. But I got to admit, we are blessed! It having been a rather sparse Christmas, being funded primarily by our folks and some gifts donated by the kids schools, the kiddos were more than thrilled with their booty! And what was even more gratifying, was the fact we went low tech this year! Except for the prerequisite video game for Logan, and a learning tablet for Miranda, everything else was board games, legos, science toys, books, LOADS of art and crafts supplies, and Izzy's favorite, Playdo! We spent the better part of the day on Battleship, Chutes and Ladders, Candyland, and a game I got "Firefly Clue"! Logan and I both got rubber band planes, and tested them out in the moon light, successfully. All in all, a very good day. After two days of hanging at home, though, i was oddly regretful to have to leave, but begrudgingly did so, this morning, as we have much to do here!
Now that we have rejoined the twentieth century, and have power once again, i can hit it with gusto! Just imagine what you can accomplish when you can see what you're working on! It was funny, the first day, after the power came back on, i was still using the hand pump to fill up tires! It wasn't until the forth one i had a epiphany "we have a working compressor!" (V-8 slap to the head!)
First thing I have to do today is weed out the scrappers! Oy, we have accumulated a LOT! Folks, anticipating new rides under the tree have been bringing many donations in, some will be rebuilt, but most are getting parted out. Simply out of room for any long term storage.
So, to those still enjoying the Holidays, our love and best wishes, and to all a good weekend. Stop by and give us a hello when you can!