It has been a long night my darlings. We arrived last night at the location of the pool of black ooze and it was no longer a liquid! It had turned clear and frozen over like water! NiteTime took samples to confirm it, but it is now a frozen pool of water. It makes me wonder if Vernon is better now or not. After a brief nap today, I made my way into town and got to enjoy some cocoa and cookies with Grey (Erty was feeling a little under the weather). I was just sitting there and Grey asked me “Santa do you know what happened to Vernon? Why has she become like this?” I stated that I did not know the full extent but I have an idea that it has something to do with the black ooze we found her in. I said that I didn’t know what the ooze was or where it came from but that I knew I had never seen anything of the sort before. Grey then offered to box a few dozen cookies up for me for my letter answering tonight, HO! HO! HO! These elves sure do know me! I made my way home after a while, sat by my fire in the office and answered a couple thousand letters, and then I decided to make my journal entry. I am very concerned but there is work to do and so far we are right on time. I did have a good giggle today when Loopy was trying to make corrections in his calculations for what he calls a “personal flying device”. He strapped this contraption onto his back, flipped a switch and then he, with the pack, blasted up into the air and straight down again…head first into a snowbank! HO! HO! HO! Boy was it a sight to see!
So I will say goodnight my darlings and sleep well. Only 23 days to go!! (I will say though, these PS4’s and Xbox Ones are being asked for like crazy!)