Boy howdy, the house sure was gorgeous this past Christmas! I must've liked the decorations an awful lot because I managed to leave the Christmas tree up and candles in most of the windows until the day after Independence Day. I am tickled to again have the South Parlour restored to proper configuration and use, and to also not continue to be embarrassed when visitors come over (or when I hear people on the street comment on it...).
Hey: that's better than three years ago, when I left the Christmas tree up until Labor Day!!