Our first Christmas together was a surprise on a couple of levels.
First, I wasn’t exactly prepared for how deeply committed our new husband was to celebrating the holidays.
I knew that he was into it for sure. She was the only 1 I knew who would wear a Christmas sweater in the air conditioning to mark July 25th. But that first holiday season both of us shared in our first cabin was something else all together. That cabin was not the finest in the land. It had not the best quality heating and air due to the age and wear on the Heating plus A/C equipment. But both of us were saving our cash for a downpayment on a house. So both of us had to make do in that cabin for a few years. And those first few holiday seasons with our husband are some of our fondest memories of our lives together. Still, I was sort of shocked that enjoy just days after Thanksgiving, that cabin with the so so heating and cooling was filled with holiday candles. I mean filled. My husband likes to spend the evenings of holiday season by candlelight. And indeed, it’s just so beautiful to experience. I don’t assume I’ve been cozier than those nights those first years. But all those candles nearly finished off that less than stellar Heating plus A/C equipment. All the burnt wax covered the air filter and almost choked out the Heating plus A/C component with limited air flow. These days, as soon as it’s Thanksgiving week, I pick up an entire case of Heating plus A/C air filters.