I wasn’t so sure just how it was going to go at Christmas without dad, then this past holiday season was the first a single since my dad died, then and I knew that it was going to be very different! For a single thing, Christmas was going to be inside our home this year. And I’d be in charge of the temperature control for the first Christmas that I can remember, however we’ve always gone to my Dad and dad’s for the holidaysâ€¦ My fiance’s parents come to stay inside the central air conditioner of our home at Thanksgiving and after that I do Christmas at my folks. That’s the way it’s been for as long as we’ve been married; But I had never spent a Christmas without my father since I was born. After dad died, I went up to help my Dad get that apartment on the market. All of us did a residential Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C update along with a few other projects. The family home and property sold for a staggering price. So then, my Dad purchased a small apartment just a few miles from us toward the end of summer. All of us live down south and so my Dad is doing without a gas oil furnace or a boiler for the first time in her life. And my dad was always the temperature control hawk and could tell if I even budged it a little when I was visiting. So this past Christmas, I was the a single to happily not have to worry about any temperature control setting. That afternoon was overheated and charming so that meant the heat pump was silent. But Dad was here with us as was my sister, but it was a lovely afternoon and the people I was with and I all told stories about dad. It was nice to have Christmas in my apartment now. As though a baton was passed.