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Offline MH

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Re: War on Christmas for Reals
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2018, 08:50:28 pm »
We started decorating 2 years ago.  But we agreed on no presents this year and are sticking to it: no presents given or received.... aw.... one exception is my niece.  But none of the 6 nephews is getting presents...

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« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2018, 08:56:18 pm »
We started decorating 2 years ago.  But we agreed on no presents this year and are sticking to it: no presents given or received.... aw.... one exception is my niece.  But none of the 6 nephews is getting presents...

There must be something you're not telling us, because that sounds like a recipe for unrest.  Shes six and they are all in their thirties?

We don't do presents either.  Or cards, this year.
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Re: War on Christmas for Reals
« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2018, 11:13:02 pm »
Why would you turn them off?

Probably not as important with LEDís but it was with the old power eating incandescents.
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« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2018, 05:32:46 am »
There must be something you're not telling us, because that sounds like a recipe for unrest.  Shes six and they are all in their thirties?

We don't do presents either.  Or cards, this year.

She's 3... the nephews are evenly spaced from 10 to 18 with an additional 6 year old.  The 6 year old may be getting something from his parents, I'm not sure.

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« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2018, 05:55:11 am »
Probably not as important with LEDís but it was with the old power eating incandescents.

What's that ?  $20  in power bills ?

Can you tell I'm bad with money ?  :D

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Re: War on Christmas for Reals
« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2018, 08:45:23 am »
What's that ?  $20  in power bills ?

Can you tell I'm bad with money ?  :D

Hey, we are supposed to be reducing energy consumption, constantly being told to buy energy efficient this and that. Incandescent bulbs have been banned etc. If you donít get your power from renewables you are poluting, how are we going to charge all those electric cars if you leave lights on, yada yada yada.
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Re: War on Christmas for Reals
« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2018, 09:18:04 am »
Of course, because there is no longer any heat being generated by lighting in my home, the gas furnace will have to run more to make up the difference. Life is full of contradictions.
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Re: War on Christmas for Reals
« Reply #22 on: December 14, 2018, 11:23:18 am »
She's 3... the nephews are evenly spaced from 10 to 18 with an additional 6 year old.  The 6 year old may be getting something from his parents, I'm not sure.

Not much for sentimentality, are you?
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Re: War on Christmas for Reals
« Reply #23 on: December 14, 2018, 03:05:37 pm »
Of course, because there is no longer any heat being generated by lighting in my home, the gas furnace will have to run more to make up the difference. Life is full of contradictions.

What about the air conditioner having to run more in the summer to remove the heat generated by that lighting? How about we agree that in Canada it is a wash.

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Re: War on Christmas for Reals
« Reply #24 on: December 14, 2018, 05:10:51 pm »
Not much for sentimentality, are you?

We will be together, talking and telling stories. 

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« Reply #25 on: December 14, 2018, 07:39:50 pm »
We will be together, talking and telling stories.

I dunno. I guess it's how you are raised. For us, the toyland around the Christmas tree was a major part of our childhood Christmases, so we have kept it up. It's inconceivable to us not to give presents to each other and to the kids.
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« Reply #26 on: December 14, 2018, 07:56:11 pm »
I dunno. I guess it's how you are raised. For us, the toyland around the Christmas tree was a major part of our childhood Christmases, so we have kept it up. It's inconceivable to us not to give presents to each other and to the kids.

We have done that every year but this year we're trying this.

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Re: War on Christmas for Reals
« Reply #27 on: December 14, 2018, 07:56:29 pm »
We started decorating 2 years ago. 

They must be spectacular...
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Re: War on Christmas for Reals
« Reply #28 on: December 14, 2018, 08:18:17 pm »
We have done that every year but this year we're trying this.

GRINCH!
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