Leading up to that a few other things have happened:
It snowed on New Year's Eve.
=Sparklers and Stratton fireworks to celebrate the New Year, Uncle B and Auntie S came to visit and brought a particular Christmas present about which both Bear and his uncle were excited.=
Still a few more days left to squeeze relaxation, restoration (admittedly we are a bit run down) and fun times out of before January fully hits it's stride, for that I couldn't be happier! Wishing you all a joy filled and marvelously blessed New Year.