We spent the remainder of 2011 doing small but totally satisfying projects. This was going to be our first real Christmas in the house and I was a little excited, o hell, I was VERY excited. But along with the excitement came the o my goodness feeling. We had nothing in the way of Christmas decor. Everything had to be bought: tree stand, tree lights, ornaments, general all over flare. In preparation for this we stepped back our remodeling.