Tuesday, December 20, 2022

The Week Before Christmas

This is what our sunroom usually looks like the week before Christmas.

Due to circumstances that couldn't be helped, this is what it looked like last week.  And Don had to leave again.

You might remember back at the end of summer we started a closet re-do project.

Since the entrance to the attic is in that closet, Donald thought it would be the perfect time to add some insulation in the attic.

Who knew that he would discover a couple of bats.

During all this, Donald had to make a couple of family emergency trips to Alabama.  He was gone for a few weeks and the attic/closet projects were, understandably, put on hold.

A long story shortened -

Bats gone (NO bats were harmed.  I promise).  

Insulation done.  

Closet re-do done.


But then another family emergency in Alabama.

Donald's been gone about a week.  I've been sick most of that time, but determined to have at least some semblance of normalcy returned around here, and oh yeah -  Christmas!  

Christmas is coming ready or not!

I decided to do what I could, and I have actually gotten a lot accomplished.

Things are slowly returning to normal . . .

And if things go as planned, my best guy/partner/husband will head home tomorrow.

He has been missed.

He will always, of course, head back that way when needed.  
But in the meantime, Meat Camp needs him.

See how much I've accomplished?!  Things will, I'm sure, move and move again, but at least there is now a little floor space.

Yay, me!

As far as Christmas goes though, I haven't done one thing other than find the Christmas china and have kinda/sorta set the table so that it at least acknowledges the fact the it IS, after all, the Christmas season.

This end of the sunroom?  Oh dear.  Trying to ignore it until Donald returns home and our life returns to normal.  We will move all this to the storage building, try to find the Christmas tree and a few decorations to hang on it.

And maybe get an updated Christmas pic.

In the meantime, we wish you all the very happiest of holidays, and much love.

Merry Christmas !


Lesa said...

It doesn't sound as if this year is quite the Christmas a lot of people expected. I hope Donald makes it home okay. I want to know you and Donald and Annabelle are together. I hope he makes it before the nasty Christmas weather. Hugs to all of you, and Merry Christmas!

Kaye Wilkinson Barley - Meanderings and Muses said...

Thank you, Lesa. Love you! ❤

Kathy Reel said...

I love your house and your beautiful, interesting things in it. And, of course, I love you most of all. I'm so glad that Donald will be home tomorrow. I know you and Annabelle have missed him terribly. I'm sorry you've been sick, but I think having your family back together will make you feel so much better.

Kaye Wilkinson Barley - Meanderings and Muses said...

Thank you, Kathy. Love you! ❤