January catch-up

January flew by and keeping up with blog posting proved difficult.

Madison returned with Elizabeth for a quick visit. He arrived laden with perfectly wrapped presents. I still have the gorgeous wrapping paper and ribbons out- and the gifts are stunning.

Our continued weather woes have made this month challenging and a bit depressing. More wind damage, water and flooding and worst of all- communications challenges. The cell phones go out, the internet is disrupted, land phone lines go silent and of course television is spotty. Roads are closed. Trees are still falling and land slides make trips to the city interesting and lengthy.

Aura took charge of the Christmas decor break down. Paris assisted her- and every crate is inventoried, tagged and stacked neatly in the carriage house.