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Last week, Bart and I decorated the house for Christmas. Since we usually travel for the holidays, we only have a few weeks after Thanksgiving to enjoy our trimmings, so we try to get everything up fairly early so we have time to enjoy it. This year, we had some old favorites and some new additions to our decor, and it seemed to come together very well.

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When my parents come to town, they always want to help us with stuff around the house. They’ve built houses as a side business for over 40 years, so they have tons of experience doing just about every home improvement project. So you know I come by it honest. When they were in town a few weeks ago, they volunteered to tackle some projects with us if we wanted, so we consulted our (impossibly long) to-do list and picked two things that seemed perfectly timed for fall.

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Remember those trees we had cut down this spring? We decided to keep the wood from two of them for firewood for our two wood-burning fireplaces in our house. Originally, we had planned to have them dispose of the wood so we didn’t have to deal with it, but a friend offered to share it with us, so we decided to keep it and handle it ourselves. We hadn’t had an opportunity to mess with it since they came down, but we finally got our stuff together to begin tackling this daunting project over the long weekend.

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