Let us begin with the pretty pictures shall we? I was noodling around last night with this cool tool box sweet husband made as a kid for his mom. It weighs eleventy-hundred pounds empty so it never got used, but I thought it made a great place to play around with a holiday display. So I pulled out the bag 'o trees I bought after Christmas last year on clearance, and along with some glittery snow, candles and tiny pinecones I picked up on a walk, I put together this cute little forest.
Sweet hubby was noodling around too and I lovingly said, "honey, when you get a chance will you bring some of the Christmas decorations down from the attic?" Being the great guy he is, he agreed to do that toot sweet and headed up the stairs. Now ladies, we have an unfinished attic and there is a reason I don't like to go up there. No floor. Just some boards nailed in a path to the shelves that hold the decorations. Just one little mis-step and I am sure I would come right through the dining room ceiling. I think you know where I am going with this......
Check out our new skylight.
He is fine. He managed not to fall through completely and truth be told I was far more worried about him than I was the ceiling. He just banged up his ankle and ribs but nothing that even bruised, I am so thankful! But we are hosting Thanksgiving next week and golly this is going to mess up my decorating scheme! You can't believe how much dust and blown in insulation came down. It was everywhere! It filled a huge trash can (don't act like you never keep chicken wire in your dining room, I know you do!.... Right?)