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December 7

We had a major snowstorm last night, and in fact, it’s still snowing. Mrs. Claus and I were awakened by a loud rumble and then the phone ringing. OH NO AN AVALANCH! I was actually afraid to answer the phone and Mrs. Claus said she was close to panic. When I finally did pick the receiver it was ChristmasCaroles, she said that the cross over from our house to the workshop had collapsed from the weight of the now. Mrs. Claus and I talked about it. She was saying what if it had happened while we were having a community breakfast or dinner. Elves could have been seriously injured or even killed. Since it is only used during “meal times” we decided it would be best to just clean up the mess and close the openings in our house and the workshop. Mrs. Claus had said how nice it was to have it but now every time it snowed she’d be afraid of someone getting hurt. IrishBear, who is one of the CCIC (chief chefs in charge) of the restaurants, called her and said he would work with her in designing something to transport the food to and from the house and workshop and keep it warm. Mrs. Claus is pretty excited about that. She said she had the warmers for carrying food but in this cold we need something more. I called ChristmasCaroles back and told her our decision about the cross over. She then connected me to Clearbrook. Usually we would hold a meeting and let everyone decide, but we thought it best just to make the decision ourselves. Clearbrook and I decided he would take care of getting things started and I’d meet him at the workshop later.

We could feel the cold starting to move through the house and just knew it would be pretty cold when we got downstairs. We dressed and got a couple of heavy blankets and quilts and then headed down. It was freezing! The first thing we planned on doing was to get a fire going in the toy dens’ fireplace and hang the blankets and quilts over the hole to slow down the cold. When we got to the den a fire was already ablaze and elves were starting to close up the hole. Mrs. Claus invited them to breakfast if they hadn’t already eaten and for hot chocolate if they had breakfast and wasn’t hungry. She then went to the kitchen and I went to get fires going in the other fireplaces. I . I even decided to start fires in the fireplaces upstairs. Why would I do that? Because heat rises and if upstairs is already warm from its own fireplaces maybe some of the heat would stay downstairs. It was suggested that I also turn on the two ceiling fans in the winter setting because they would help pull the heat down.

I was surprised when I sat down after dinner and thought about all the work I had gotten done today, I just knew I wouldn’t get anything done, but actually I had gotten a lot done at the workshop.

Then answer to yesterday’s Christmas Trivia question is:

The Christmas Song – also called Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire.


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