The Captain has been on a treasure hunt through the storage shed which has been untouched since I became a widow . . . eight years ago. After eight years, I have forgotten what had already been packed away for years.
In addition to the many different types of collections my husband and I collected, we also had a flea market business and a retail boutique . . . and the remaining inventory has been sitting in the storage shed all these years. The Captain and I have kicked around the idea of starting a flea market business. For sure it was a fun business that he and I would enjoy doing together . . . without the expense of buying inventory to sell. The downside is giving up our weekends.
The treasure hunt began when we decided it was time to put up the Christmas tree. He has been dragging boxes out for days! You guessed it . . . I have a huge collection of Christmas decorations.
Imagine his excitement when I told him about the two train sets with all the elaborate bridges, railroad crossings . . . and a locomotive that puts out actual steam. His eyes hit up like a kid on Christmas morning as I described it. Poor guy . . . he still hasn't found it . . . but God works in mysterious ways. I have a feeling once he finds those trains that were usually set up underneath the Christmas tree, the treasure hunt will come to a screeching halt.
So, the fake Christmas tree, lights and ornaments are now lined up in the back room, ready for us to tear into. It has been eight years that I have totally ignored Christmas. In fact, the sound of a Christmas song made me cringe . . . Christmas commercials made me want to scream. The Captain has changed all of that for me. Although I am apprehensive of the emotions those little treasures will conjure up, my excitement has been building since Thanksgiving and I am ready to face the memories of Christmas past. At least they are happy memories!
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