Veteran’ Day weekend is usually the time I start getting things ready for the holidays. Cleaning, decorating and the like. After retirement I may be able to push that back a bit but when most of this happens on weekends and there are two houses to prepare you kind of need to get a jump on it.
After a couple weeks of much hotter than normal days the weather turned right for the task. Thursday we still had a high of close to 80 so I got the leaves mulched, cut up firewood and loaded the wood crib. On Friday, when it never got above the low 40s I started a fire in the evening and kept it going through Sunday. That made setting up the Christmas tree and other decorations seem very appropriate.