Didn't have much Christmas, though we did visit with the Nevilles (and Wumpf and Bryree & Marty) on Christmas evening. And then Saturday I went to zalena's open house, and on Sunday we went up to John & Elizabeth's. So that was all pretty good consolation. Much philosophical-type conversation was had, which is always enjoyable.
I have been reading quite a lot of fiction, mostly Bujold. Well, and a hefty pile of fanfic.
House-buying is weird. A couple hundred bucks is a lot when it comes out of my pocket, but ten times that is a negligible amount to add to the mortgage.