When you're out of work for a year and unable to make a mortgage payment since February or March, this is what you'll see as you pass the house this holiday season.
Wish it could be this.
But, nothing lasts forever and sometimes traditions must end.
So, travelers , passers-by, neighbors and school children, accept our apologies... our Christmas House is not to be this year as there are priorities, like being able to keep utilities on; put food on the table and have a vehicle in our garage. Then until taxes are paid, bankruptcy filed, complete financial restoration occurs, and only until a job is secured will there be a Carilo Christmas house to enjoy... Sorry. And, have a Merry Christmas.