We had a pretty uneventful holiday. My parents were down over the weekend before Christmas. We had expected to see my sister as well, but the snow and ice kept her away. We'll have to catch up some time in January.
We spent Christmas day at home and there seems to have been enough gifts to keep everyone satisfied, even Ellie. She is a perceptive one though. She noticed that Mom and Dad bought most of her "toy" gifts. Santa tended to bring her more practical gifts, and she thought that was a bit out of character for Santa. Very sharp. I'll have to watch that next year.
Yesterday I spent much of the day running errands. On Christmas, we cracked the tank on the back of one of our toilets. Luckily the amount of water that went everywhere was moderate. That toilet never flushed well, so Ellie and I shopped around town for a replacement (rather than a repair). I put it in myself last night, and it seems to be working great with no leaks, so I am feeling very manly right now.
The left brake on Linda's wheelchair has been broken for over a week. She has to really take care when using it so it doesn't scoot out from behind her. I've had one on order, but it is taking just forever to arrive. Hopefully I'll get a phone call today saying it is in Kirksville. I don't care if they install it or if I do it, since there's just a couple of bolts to connect. Linda is more than ready for it to work again.