So hectic, in fact, that the developer seemed to lose all interest in completing the project.
And while we don't normally associate the term "litigious" with snowmen and angels, there was definitely some talk about looking for a spun-cotton-and-chenille lawyer to get this project moving along.
Happily, the developer realized that with the approach of Thanksgiving, it was now-or-never for this development. Finish, or foreclosure. It wasn't clear what foreclosure would look like, although there was some talk over the glittered cardboard fences that it would involve an Etsy listing and a title like "large lot of damaged Putz houses for repair and creative reuse."
And - not to get all Hallmark-Christmas-movie about this, but it's the truth - once the developer started sifting through the glass beads and tiny ornaments and bottle brush trees, she got kind of excited about finishing. It was that, or the glue.
I hope, like the angels and the snowmen, that you are at the place you love best or with the people you love most this holiday. Happy Thanksgiving to all!