I thought it would warm up. Well, it did, but I was busy. “Warm” and “not busy” never did coincide (well, “not busy” never actually occurred). So, at 30 below zero, the Xmas lights went up on the house this afternoon. Next year I’ll get them up in October. Really, I will….
I might have decided that we didn’t need lights this year, but we’re having family and friends over for Christmas dinner and other visits. One of those people is my son, Steve, who will be up for 4 days from the RCMP training academy in Regina. He’s spent the past 4 months in barracks and has 2 months to go until graduation, so making this place “home” is important.