Tags: electricity woes

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Not Feeling the Electric Feel

The electric woes continue and it is like I feared, though not a total rewiring of the house, but a partial rewiring. We have our upstairs television back, but no tree lights. Before we sell the house, we'll have to get everything up to code, and we do plan to sell in the next couple of years so we can move someplace more pleasant.

Santa was very generous this year. It was nice to be able to have money again to buy presents. Hubs LOVES his Space &  Beyond box and can't wait for the quarterly installment to arrive. I wanted to buy it for him last year, but couldn't put the funds together, so at least Christmas was easy this year! In addition to the money we sent the kids, we also sent some potential places for them to buy scratch & dent/discounted/gently used appliances--they want a stackable washer & dryer set.

I got myself a couple of stocking stuffers too--a hair iron set (which I didn't add to the stocking set-up)--it does waves, crimps or straightens. Got some body spray because I'm almost out, and an essential oil. I put the last two items in my stocking, then forgot, and when hubs's stocking became too stuffed, I put the stocking stuffers that were more household items (extension cord, reusable zip lock bags, windshield de-icer, etc.) in mine but forgot I put my stuff in there too, yet brainfarted when I told hubs to unpack mine too...he laughed when he got to the vanilla body spray & claimed he didn't want to smell like a cupcake! lol 

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I'm baaa-ack (Nochebuena pensamientos)

With just a couple of sentiments and thoughts.

The electrician was here for TWO HOURS and still hasn't fixed our electricity woes. Santa won't have a lighted tree to find tonight. Hopefully he'll see that we decorated the outside trees, so he'll know to stop here. The electrician will return this weekend. Hopefully all will be resolved then...or we will know for sure that we have to rewire the house. (This makes me a bit sad, because I LOVED our little tree with the peaceful blue lights and all the snow-related ornaments...)

That said, I ran out of room in hubs's stocking, so I half-filled my stocking too. Which is a good thing, because apparently I've been a bad girl in years past, and have ended up with an empty stocking on Christmas Morning, so it will at least have SOMETHING in it this year. Hubs is only getting one non-stocking gift this year because I'm paying for a good portion of our Malta trip.

It seems crazy, but I have EVERYTHING ready for tomorrow and it's only 5pm. It helps that I didn't have my daughter's gigantic stocking to fill (I always overestimate what I fill her stocking with, so usually have to include a couple of smaller wrapped gifts to fill it! lol It's GINORMOUS!) nor her fiance's. Although I didn't look specifically for stocking stuffers for them this year, I couldn't pass up one small gift that would have ended up in their stockings, so I'm repurposing it as a Wisemen's gift (January 6th).

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Nochebuena

How are you all spending your Christmas Eve? I'm stuffing stockings, cleaning up in the front rooms and I'll be making a dish similar to Shrimp Oscar tonight over pasta and steamed broccoli.

Hubs is arranging to get our electricity fixed. The circuit that the Christmas tree and upstairs television are on keeps tripping. Our wiring is older than dirt. We probably need to rewire the entire house. 

Tomorrow will be equally low-key, although we may go over to our friends' tomorrow night for dessert. We're not big dessert people, but I am making apple pie enchiladas. They'll be perfect to share with friends. We'll also video chat with the kids.

This is just a quick note to wish you all a Merry Christmas and happy holiday. ♥