Mr. Skittles went to storage and picked up our Christmas tree and decorations. We were in the middle of unpacking the boxes when the phone rang. I saw it was an 800 number so I didn't answer it.. thinking it was a telemarketer or something.
I was wrong. It was a recorded message from his job saying there's no work next week due to a parts shortage. He had JUST said a few hours earlier that there were no layoffs expected this month. I guess he forgot to knock wood.
It'll be nice having him home next week. We can sit around and talk about things like health savings accounts. (Or not.) The short check comes at a bad time, though. We'll be ok. It's just it's always nice to have a little extra instead of a little less this time of year, if ya know what I mean.
Anyway.. the tree is up. It's not decorated yet. We'll do that tomorrow. =)