and what with the snow - our garden looks as good as gold! The carpets are in the process of being laid, and the painting and decorating are being completed bit by bit. I just have a thousand things to do - make curtains, clean and polish furniture that I've had in storage, not to mention Christmas, and helping out around the farm. The views from the porch and the upstairs rooms are breathtaking. I can see me sitting in the porch with my coffee!!