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Post# 448417   12/7/2021 at 09:34 (304 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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My friend Robert recently lost his long-time partner. Even though I'm a dyed-in-the-wool atheist, I decided to decorate my house for Christmas as my friend is going to spend the Holidays with us. Christmas Cheer and all that ho ho ho. My friend Adam offered to decorate and help clean, so he came for the weekend as well.

First off, Adam running the Aura CleanMAX. Doing the dusting and cleaning along the edges.

"Vacuums don't clean houses"
"People clean houses"


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Post# 448418 , Reply# 1   12/7/2021 at 09:35 (304 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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Before we did the decorating, Adam stopped by the Vacuum Museum to bring a very rare gift. I already have a brand new Heritage 1 with the original nozzle. Adam gave me a new 12 inch nozzle for it, which was something only very few people knew about at the time.

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Post# 448419 , Reply# 2   12/7/2021 at 09:37 (304 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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You'll notice the headlight cover doesn't go down all the way because Kirby used the same nozzle casting as the Dual 80.

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Post# 448420 , Reply# 3   12/7/2021 at 09:38 (304 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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Cleaning as we put the tree up. Love the CleanMAX. What an amazing vacuum.

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Post# 448421 , Reply# 4   12/7/2021 at 09:38 (304 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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Half way there.

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Post# 448422 , Reply# 5   12/7/2021 at 09:40 (304 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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We took a break to eat. I made the most awesome Turkey cheeseburgers (my husband doesn't eat beef). Adam made his mama's chicken dressing. We also had roasted veggies. So good.

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Post# 448423 , Reply# 6   12/7/2021 at 09:45 (304 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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I can bake. So I made the guys a lemon supreme cake for dessert. It was fabulous.

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Post# 448424 , Reply# 7   12/7/2021 at 09:46 (304 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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Adam got the tree up

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Post# 448425 , Reply# 8   12/7/2021 at 09:47 (304 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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We added my favorite color (Royal Purple) ornaments as well as my Rexair and Electrolux ornaments made for me by Chicago Mike.

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Post# 448426 , Reply# 9   12/7/2021 at 09:48 (304 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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Sunday morning waffles in my All-Clad Belgum Waffle Maker. So incredible.

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Post# 448427 , Reply# 10   12/7/2021 at 09:50 (304 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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I put the finishing touch on the house, my blow-up Grinch. Because my heart is really three times too small.

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Post# 448431 , Reply# 11   12/7/2021 at 10:22 (304 days old) by parunner58 (Davenport, FL)        

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Tom, everything in all the pictures looks beautiful. And no your heart is not 3 sizes too small, with all you are doing for Robert and what you do for others, the Grinch is 3 sizes too big. What you and Adam are doing for Robert is so nice, he has some fantastic friends.

Post# 448432 , Reply# 12   12/7/2021 at 10:24 (304 days old) by luxlife (Under a Pecan Tree)        

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Post# 448435 , Reply# 14   12/7/2021 at 10:28 (304 days old) by luxlife (Under a Pecan Tree)        
I like to go all out on the front door.

After I finish this and the 12í tree, Iíve usually had enough! Iíll do garland on the mantle if I find time. I took this picture at night with some up lighting.

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Post# 448451 , Reply# 15   12/7/2021 at 15:28 (303 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        
Thank you Mike

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for your kind words. It was a very sudden passing. Robert and his partner had been together more than 20 years. It will forever ruin Thanksgiving for Robert as that was the terrible day for him.

And that's why I decided to have him over for the weekend so he didn't have to be alone. I invited Adam because of his boundless energy. Just getting the decorations down is a chore. Much less putting them all up.

And that's why Robert is staying with us for the Christmas week. Robert is an excellent cook so there will be MUCH baking, baking, baking. Since the time hasn't happened yet - "Pictures will be forthcoming". And I have more than one camera.


Post# 448916 , Reply# 16   12/30/2021 at 10:27 (281 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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My friend Richard Long (we call him Dick) gave me the recipe for his Nuthouse Christmas Balls. A small scoop is important.

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Post# 448917 , Reply# 17   12/30/2021 at 10:29 (281 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        
Baking, Baking, Baking.

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Dozens and Dozens of Christmas Nuthouse Balls. I think I'll make some tea while they're in the oven.

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Post# 448927 , Reply# 18   12/30/2021 at 15:30 (280 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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And here they are: Nuthouse Christmas Balls. Don't they look good?

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Post# 448956 , Reply# 19   12/31/2021 at 09:21 (280 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        
Joan Long's Fudge

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Dick Long's daughter, Joan Long, gave me this recipe for Peanut Butter Fudge. So here is Miss Long's Fudge.

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Post# 449135 , Reply# 20   1/8/2022 at 17:02 (271 days old) by Adambomb (Undisclosed )        

I had the best time and I can't wait for the next one!


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