Thanksgiving is over and now Christmas approaches. We had a nice Thanksgiving brunch but I could not go over to my brothers house that afternoon because my truck was running poorly. I had to take it to the garage and get a tuneup. I was able to kill two birds by getting the state inspection also. I have been asked to participate in the Christmas service at church this Sunday by hanging one of the wreaths during a brief ceremony. I have participated in many church sponsored charities and events but have never been asked before to perform an actual church function. Today we are going to drive down to North Carolina and look at a house for sale. We will probably not buy the house as it is under contract but I want to take a look at the area and see if there are any other houses for sale in the area. Currently we are looking at properties in New Mexico, Texas, and North Carolina for houses to buy for when I retire. I am still holding out for New Mexico but North Carolina has a lot of great houses and areas to consider. My son Jason has a birthday on the 6th of December and I am thinking of getting him a gift certificate to Best Buy. I asked him what he would like and as usual he was no help, so I think a gift certificate is a good idea. It is hard to believe he will be 31 years old. He still seems like a kid to me and probably always will.