Our emergency is past. Out landlord got her money. Apparently both the apartment on the very end, and our smoking neighbors are leaving at the end of the month. Add that to her son, who also lives here, losing his job as well and she was looking at only 2 of 6 apartments paying her. I totally understand her needs. I just hope she was as stern with the other folks as she was with us.
And now my gift for the season is this. My Christmas Cactus has bloomed a whole month earlier than it usually does! So beautiful!
Merry Christmas indeed!