Well, that was a merry little Christmas storm. We lucked out and did not lose power, but I had already decided to cook our Christmas dinner on the wood stove beforehand. So cook away on the wood stove I did. Now I can put back all the bird feeders and solar lights until the next big wind.

Reminder: Dog licenses are due. Just a few dollars per year and if wearing tags, your local town office can identify the owner.

I tried to find Dustin and me some sparklers for the solstice, but to no avail. I will be prepared ahead of schedule the next time around.

The "Godfather" character Michael Corleone is quoted as saying, "Never hate your enemies, it affects your judgment."

I wish for you the merriest of New Year's and a happy and healthy 2021.