It is DONE!!!
Fall is packed away and I am ready to embrace December first thing in the morning!
Or at least around 10:00 AM or so!
The house looks bare and lonely without all the 'debris' everywhere.
I stripped everything from the front porch and took down all the burned out strands of lights and put up fresh new ones! Still turning things over in my mind as to what I want to do out here this year!
This was the way it looked like last year.
I can't believe I already had so much done by November 30th!
I'm LATE! But I'm also nursing a head cold that makes me feel like I'm drowning!
Good thing I cleared my calendar of all activities because it's gonna take all week!
And then some, maybe!!
However, as I write, ALL fall is stored away and believe you me - it was a JOB!!!
Just a small portion of all the things my dear husband had to put up in the attic today!
I had a TOTAL of:
24 tubs - packed FULL!
10 big black garbage sacks
11 white kitchen bags
AND I forgot about about the 7 pumpkins and fall garland I bought in Galveston last week!
It's still in the trunk of my car but I'm going to sack it up and tuck it up in the attic all by myself!
I do NOT have the courage to ask Louis Dean to do another thing!
I hauled ONE tub up there to the attic but he did all the rest!
We used all the available attic space over the bedroom and guest room and it was packed TIGHT!
I doctored this pic every which way but I could NOT remove the scowl from his face!!
Next year I may ask my oldest grandson if he can come help me.
I think this was LD's last year to do it.
The insulation really bothers his asthma.
I got most of it down by myself by doing a little at a time but putting it back UP has to be done all at once!
Christmas will be no problem as we have it stored in the old playhouse right outside our bedroom patio. I stored it away last year all by myself and I can get it out with no help!
Maybe some day I can use the storage building - the part that is downstairs - to hold my fall things.
But I'll think about that later!
For now I have a blank canvas and I am so excited about decorating for Christmas!!!