It was our last act in putting away Christmas. Kinda' made me think of the Grinch.
This week we have worked on taking down and packing up all of our Christmas decorations. I started with the easy stuff, the garlands and buffet in the dining room and then the kitchen. Yesterday I packed up all of the Santa collection and all of the this and thats, here and theres on the walls and tables, while Tom took down all of the outside lights.
Then today we packed up all of the decorations on our two trees, and we stuffed the tree back in its box.
All of the rest, the tubs and boxes, were carried out to the garage.
Then we opened the hatch and pulled down the ladder to the attic. I hefted the tubs up as high as I could, Tom grabbed them from the top of the ladder, and we stuffed them all up.
Now they are all arranged in their assigned places up there.
We even had enough energy left to clean the family room floor of debris and move the furniture back in the places it occupies eleven months of the year.
Tomorrow we will clean house. Then I have some putting back to do.
And then we will be done. Christmas is over. We enjoyed it for a full month and it was wonderful. We can look forward to doing it all again next year, and for as long as we can still stuff it all up and get it all back down again.