Just as important, two new boxes appeared in the house. Both Hers Truly and Squirrel have been obsessed with the box. There's a reason that the paper box was inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame. Hers Truly must hide in the box, then spring out amid bad box jokes.
With Christmas coming amid house buying, the usual grinding train wreck of Christmas looks more spectacular this year. Speaking just for myself, I am fully confident that my freight train will slide backwards down the mountain tracks. We're talking a massive steam explosion at the bottom of a deep canyon. There are reasons why people don't house hunt over the holidays: they're realists.