(you can see the Hershey's Kiss street lamps, above)
Oh, but we missed the Elm Parade. They are pretty, even when they're bare naked ladies:)
These past few days have been furiously busy for lots of folks. I did not have Friday off work, as we who work in The Crappy Jewelry section had to finish fulfilling orders for the very last time, before the final pack-up. However, one of my coworkers actually got up and joined the 4am crowd at a local retailer before work. She deserves some kind of award. There are also people at work who are putting in extra hours in Toyland, which is not overtime, since that company is no longer associated with ours. In fact, those who are putting in those evenings and Saturdays in Toyland are making less than they do during the regular work day. They deserve an award, too. The situation's just wrong, actually--they should be paid for their experience, since it is they who are helping to train the temps! Maybe somebody should get The Grinch Award.
I can't take much credit for this, Mike did more than half the work on Friday.
And one of my fellow out-of-a-job-on-January 4th employees pointed out a sunny side to work life, starting this past week: more parking spaces. OH BOY!!