There was a more than a fair share of sharp, pointy and dangerous things under the tree. Most exciting though, a small chainsaw!
Light, short and just perfect ( and the only time you will ever see it on my dining room table!), for dealing with routine limbing and cutting jobs around the acreage and low and behold, it had my name on it! And don't you know, everything like that comes with its own accouterments. Specialized head gear, it's own dedicated gas can, oil for mixing with the gas and the promise of chain saw lessons once it is safe for a neophyte (watching all the Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies doesn't count I'm told), to maneuver around. Two plus feet of snow has put a damper on trudging out into the woods.
Plenty sharp too. Oh and talk about creative wrapping paper! Someone had fun with this after I had turned in for the night.
The new wall oven finally got installed.
Just in time for Christmas Eve pizza but it was quite a chore getting there.
The opening was correct but the ovens where quite different in how they were configured. The old oven had the power supply coming out of the top where it is lower in depth providing a place for the cord to go when you push the oven all the way in. The new oven the power cord was on the bottom and the oven, a bit deeper overall. Needless to say, it would not go all the way in since those cords don't like bends where they are hard wired into the wall. Gene did two things, he changed power supply to exit the oven from the top instead of the bottom and also raised the junction box where it was hard wired.
It was time consuming but I was so thankful once it was all done.
The second curtain was completed and hung
and the new funky lamp made it just in time on Christmas eve day.
This lovely graphic vintage danish dish that was thoughtfully gifted, is taking pride of place on our table.
Snow removal has not been easy or fun. The Jeep is out and has been transported via flatbed to have a spa treatment on it's carburetor. The plow truck that was going to finish the job around here was too long and too light to make some of the turns or go up the hills with all the snow. So, looks like a bigger piece of machinery will be needed to fully open up all the snowed in spaces, a cat or backhoe or something. Until that happens the Subaru is staying put since I would never get it back into place once I left it. We've had more snow than the last two years combined so far.
I think that about covers Christmas 2012. And a fine one it was. Now its into a new year we all go!
Parting shot: Supervisor Jack, on the job.