|Joseph makes a mad dash to get to geometry class, with Peter on high.|
A written plan, complete with diagrams and check lists kept Peter and Joseph focused and coordinated their efforts to meet a common goal: become the brightest house on the block.
Alpine Christmas (a planning list)
1. Get more lights soon (extra bulbs)
2. Acquire evergreen branches
3. Place lights with branches
4. Eat dessert
5. Pray to Baby Jesus
|Decorating into the night, Peter perches near his handiwork.|
Not without great danger was this enterprise accomplished. The farthest reaches of our roof top stand about thirty feet above the ground and come to a small point on diagonal angles. Although Joseph knew this section of the job was beyond his comfort level, Peter volunteered willingly. Disappointed that Dad wouldn't let them attempt reaching this corner in the dark, they begrudgingly agreed to postpone completion. This most perilous corner had to be accessed twice, as the first attempt to secure the lights failed at first wind. Admittedly quivering, yet bravely determined to complete the project, Peter scaled the heights a second time to attach the wayward strand.
|Joseph and Peter strike a post-decorating celebratory pose.|