Paula has progressed from the Yule-maniac stage where I finally had to limit decorations until after the 4th of July, to a more mature level. It is still necessary to do something, even in a cramped apartment in the highlands of Peru.
So, off to the Christmas section of town!
Per protocol, each store was about four feet wide, and efficiently packed with everything a reasonable, or unreasonable Yule-obsessed Peruvian might need.
I was a little disturbed when I glanced up to see a banjo-strumming snowman, and a Santa that looked like he was about to break in to my house.
Nevertheless, we were soon the proud owners of a Golden Tree Economic. (See http://engrish.com/)
Paula found a place for it, rearranged whatever was previously there, and got to work. (Note: it's going to be really tough to get those little sleeves back on the limbs, but she'll find a way.)
The lights can play electronic Christmas music and flash in patterns. Yippee!
We hope that your preparations are progressing in like fashion.
Dave & Paula