The kids had s similiar experience with DDIL's car. Then Boys truck. I'm sorry you are as well. The costs of repairs are unreal. Good luck with your DH's car.
Your Christmas decorations sound lovely. A bag over the tree might just work. Good luck.
All I put up are the wreaths on the gates.
Texas had an earthquake the other day. 5.6 worst ever. Scary. I left CA for that reason.
But temps will be is the low 20's. Not a good thing. Hopefully no repeat of the 2021 freeze. Luckily I have enough bottles water on hand for cooking & drinkng. But showering , dishes, etc. will be tricky.
I hope you have a good week and good luck with the car.
Have a lovely Winter Solstice on Wednesday!
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