Open Door

Open Door
Indianapolis, Indiana

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas Comes to Toad Hall

On Sunday night my wonderful husband put up our Christmas tree. In the tower at Toad Hall. Here's a (very bad) picture of him working on it:

 You can see the light in the left tower window where Eric was working. If you look really closely you can see the reflection of the light off the star in the right window.

After a while of watching I began to freeze and had to go into the Bungalow to get warm. Then Eric called me to tell me to come look.

 Another bad picture, but you get the idea! The plexiglass is pretty dirty so from the front the tree is slightly blurry, but we won't be trying to clean it in the snow!

 This one was taken from the side yard.
I know that some people will wonder why we went to the trouble of "decorating" when there is so much other work to be done. It's a reasonable question, but a tough one to answer. I think it comes down to one word. Hope. The last couple of years haven't been easy ones and it would be very easy to become beaten down by all the roadblocks that we have run into. So, some days we like to just take a step back try to enjoy what we do have. 

Here are a few other pictures:

This picture was taken Monday evening. Next year we'll get a wreath for the door!

 Another picture from the side yard. 

I've seen a couple of very good pictures taken at night. We'll either see if we can get permission to reprint those or get some better ones of our own. And for those of you who have asked, no, the house does not have electricity!


  1. great blog! KEEP AT IT this house is amazing. I'm rooting for you! (Matt in Bloomington)