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Christmas Over

Christmas is over.

Six months of planning. Three months of shopping. One month of serious buying. Three days of wrapping.

Twenty minutes of unwrapping.

Twelve minutes later they are playing with games and toys they already owned.

It was a joyous morning. Only one gift didn’t work. It was an expensive giant Nerf gun. A belt fed, tripod mounted Nerf N-Strike Vulcan EBF-25 Blaster . It looked cool. It worked for five shots. The gear that feeds the belt quit working. If you check the reviews online you will find none of these worked. Review after review tells the same story. (Do NOT buy this toy) So we exchanged it for another Nerf weapon that shoots for distance. It works and the crisis is over.

Everything is working. The new wireless Lexmark printer needed a software patch to work with Vista but that was no problem. A thirty second download and we were printing documents and pictures from all over the house.

There is bad news for those of you who already think I write too much. I received an office chair equipped with a massage feature to keep me working longer. Sorry!

One disappointment I had on Christmas was; my youngest son bought me a Boston Celtics tie. Somehow between wrapping and putting under the tree it was lost. Since it was lost the Celtics have lost two straight games. Before it was lost they had won nineteen straight. Coincidence?

By the way I also received from a son a WVU Mountaineers jacket and they won their football bowl game, The Meineke Car Care Bowl and then their basketball team beat Ohio State by 28. OSU was ranked 15th in the country and had the longest win streak in the nation. Again, coincidence?

Attention Dale Earnhardt Jr fans I also got a Amp pullover so you can look forward to Junior winning the cup in 2009.

J Pat

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