Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Happy Boxing Day

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Paul reminded me that today is Boxing Day, a celebration that originated in the United Kingdom and is celebrated in a number of countries that previously formed part of the British Empire.

Jim and I celebrated a quiet, peaceful Christmas day. Used my working oven to fix a turkey and we watched holiday movies. We did, however, have a couple of glitches in our peaceful day.

We ran out of propane and as per usual it was in the middle of the night on Christmas Eve. Sure glad we had full tanks on the Bungalow so Jim could just exchange those because I’m not sure anything would have been open on Christmas day especially that early in the morning.

The other issue was more serious. Jim discovered a leak in our bathroom. Not sure if it was from the shower or the toilet, so he had to take things apart on Christmas day. He’s pretty sure it was a pipe to the toilet and got it repaired and put back together. He’ll keep a watch on it and we have our fingers crossed.

I want to post my Christmas decorations so I will have them to remember in later years.

This is our fishing Santa. The Hershey’s Christmas tree was made by Aunt Happy in her crafts class. The bottle next to Santa is full of candy to help us celebrate New Year’s Eve.


Jim decorates the outside with lots of lights.


Spike is all dressed up for Christmas.


Our Christmas Dachshunds.


The newest addition to our Dachshund family. Thanks to Todd and Michaela.


Our Christmas tree (there is a ledge behind the couch for it to sit on)



The Nativity Set my mother made for me some 35 years ago.


I hope all of you had a truly wonderful Christmas at your homes filled with love, friends, family and good food.


  1. Sorry about your glitches. Us too. The cat died. They called Christmas morning to ask whether we wanted to give her a very expensive blood transfusion or put her down. Sad. We will get another.

  2. Man, if I had a leak on Christmas, I would be crap out of luck. My plumbing abilities are a step below my electrician skills...and that is one low step.

  3. Sounds like a few Hiccups but everything worked out and you enjoyed the day together.
    Be Safe and Enjoy the rest of the Holidays.

    It's about time.

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  5. Great decorations. Happy to hear you had a nice Christmas and were able to make a turkey in your oven. I ran out of propane one night in the winter and I sure wasn't any fun.

  6. Love the fishing Santa and the beautiful nativity set. Those two really feel like you two to me.

  7. Decorations look very festive. Sorry about your Christmas day issues but that's when things seem to happen.

  8. Love the Christmas decorations! Very festive. What is it about things breaking down on Sundays and holidays? Glad that you were able to get your issues fixed. That is no fun.

    Happy New Year!

  9. Really nice decorations. Bet you'd have more if you had more room to store them. RV living sure can limit you with what you can carry. You've certainly made the most of your spaces. :c)

  10. You have very pretty decorations. Have a wonderful New Year!

  11. Love your Christmas decorations! Never heard of boxing day. What a bummer to have leaking pipes! We're questioning all the quality control that is taken in the factories that build these things. I still need to try our oven to be sure it works.

  12. Love all of your Christmas decorations!!! Very Christmasy and festive!! Glad you didn't run out of propane...not a good time to find things open!! Glad you all had a Merry Christmas!!

  13. I'm really impressed with your decorative talents. Sorry to hear that Jim's Christmas was stressful. I wish you all the best for 2018.

  14. We wish we had more Christmas decorations. Propane always runs out in the middle of the night :-( Water leaks are no fun :-(

  15. Happy New Year Jim and Sandie. I still follow you periodically. Come see us in Billings, Montana. Paul Miron


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