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December 11th

amafterblizzar1209Yikes, somehow nearly two months has flown by since my last blog posting! We've gone through a Novemberlike October and an Octoberlike November and find ourselves now in the midst of REAL WINTER, with 8-12" of fresh snow this week and sub-zero temps. Brrr! It is, however, true that many if not most of us who live in these parts actually prefer this to 90 degrees and humid. I know I do!

We hope those of you who are in the neighborhood will stop in to see us during this holiday season. We have a couple of Holiday Cheer days scheduled for the 21st through the 23rd and will have some hot cider and cookies for you to enjoy. We've got some greenery about. Leo Preisler has loaned us several Santas from his collection. We hope to have an Ecosmart fireplace insert functioning before our Holiday Cheer days...so, if for no other reason, come on in and appreciate the warmth and ambience!

We are also the happy recipients of a new furnace! This was provided by our "landlord" the Cable Natural History Museum from funds provided through a grant from the Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation. (most of the funding for our fireplace insert derives from this source as well, although from a different grant package.) This new high efficiency furnace is working well, should provide some cost savings on propane use...and doesn't make a sound like a hamster running on a wheel!

Here's wishing EVERYONE a warm, peaceful and joyous holiday season!

And HERE'S photgraphic evidence of what a difference a day makes!