As per yesterdays post Saturday was decorating day in the Timm household but today, Sunday was Tree Day, as declared by Timmothy Nathanial. We have been resurrecting the same fake tree for at least 10 years now and although it looks OK it doesn't have the thrill it once had. I'm thinking "REAL" next year.
Baby took my place this year as the "official" observer.
Christmas reminds me of my favorite Real Estate transaction. I've posted before about Gus and Jane who I had the honor of helping them get their home sold in time for them to move South and live with their children. This move had to happen when it did or it would have left them in a very bad state BUT everything fell into place and they were as happy as a young couple buying their first home as opposed to the truth that they were leaving a home of many, many years.
Even thought Tina and Timmothy were young children at the time they did all they could to help Gus and Jane pack and move. Carol helped Jane clean and I helped Gus fix and paint to make the closing happen. They were moving to a small apartment near their son so they showered us with gifts of stuff they couldn't take along including these porcelain items, the tallest being about 18" tall.
One item Gus was especially proud to give me was one of his pride and joys... their fireplace and fireplace tools.
Sitting or lying on the futon and listening to music in front of the fireplace with the "flame & heat" on is one of my favorite winter retreats.