I awoke this morning realizing the time is getting so close that I needed to make sure everything was ready. Tomorrow is the last day of production and if everything isnít done it just wont make this years trip. A lot of the factories have already finished their creative requirements and the elves that ran these shops have jumped into the finishing touch and boxing areas. Everyone is helping everyone now. I think this is probably the greatest part of the working season. Have you ever been trying to do something and it was taking a long time and then someone came and helped? Or have you seen someone busy doing something, like making dinner and you went in to help and suddenly everyone is happier being together and getting things done faster? Well, that is exactly what I love mostester! Helping! Bigger smiles; Happier elves; Louder singing; Things being finished until all that is left is just a bunch of happy elves ready to celebrate the holidays themselves!
I went over to Chocolake Estates this morning and toured the town with Jingles. It sure gets quiet when the machinery is stopped and all that can be heard is singing elves wrapping candies and tape ripping as they wrap boxes up. Fortunately they have a big supply of candy there and I am able to get a few pieces every time I go (chuckle chuckle).
Pretty much the same quietness reigned over Mistyberg. The elves do a bit more sanding and painting there, so was more a zssszzssszzzz sound coupled with pfffttt of spray guns putting the final touches on a few items. Elf Erty rode with me around the town and we went down to the water to visit our friends there. I was invited to stay for a fish feast and was happy to do so. Fish is a healthy food and still provides me supportive fat protection for the big day ahead. So I had a few heated fish fillets and gave everyone a hug. It would be the last time I would be in the area until after Christmas day.