I dedicate this house to the Griswold family Christmas

Each year I have held firm to not start on the Christmas decorations until the day after Thanksgiving and that has meant working in some pretty cold weather. This year we have had a run of 70 degree weather leading up to Thanksgiving and the forecast starting Friday is for highs in the 40’s. Needless to say, I smartened up and put up the lights early.


Sure, it’s not full on Griswold but I am just old enough to realize that going up on the roof is not a leisure activity. I was outside putting Santa up at 10:15 PM last night and it was worth it. I got all of this done before the rain started this morning.

The bear is back for his 14th Christmas appearance!


And the tree went up tonight. I have a whole section of pre-lit lights that are now burnt out so this might be the last year for the General Electric artificial tree. Seinfeld seems to like the tree so I guess we are good.


I have stupidly stayed up until 11:30PM and I have to work tomorrow starting at 6AM. I see a lot of coffee in my future. Then I am off Thursday and will only be on call for Friday. Yeah for 4 day weekends!