Remember when I told you about the big barn Santa built to store those sleighs?
Well, that barn is now full and they are starting to stack these sleighs outside like firewood.
There are sleighs everywhere and they are taking up valuable space.
They cannot stay outside very long. They are made of wood.
Santa has always said that a good sleigh has to be treated like a flower. It can be outside but if you leave it alone the weather will ruin it. Santa’s sleighs always stay inside the sleigh barn when he isn’t using them.
So if Santa were here I know he would not be happy to see all these sleighs sitting outside.
Something needs to be done. Elf Quinton tells me he has to keep building the sleighs. He has orders.
For now, he is planning to use one of the warehouses that the boys in the workshop usually use to store the sleighs.
But Elf Bernard isn’t happy about that. He needs that space because the workshop is busy making things and they need space to store things too.
Something has to give.
I’ll ask Mrs. Claus what the deal is. She is the only one who seems to understand what is going on around here these days.
They have run out of room in the Sleigh Barn. And now we know what the big construction project is all about — sleighs!
Santa late yesterday made an announcement and invited everyone over to the Sleigh Barn where he proudly showed off the first new sleighs of the project. There were eight sleighs of different colors: bright red, dark green, white, dark blue, yellow, purple, pale blue, and pink. Pink!!!!
I don’t understand all the colors. Heck, I don’t understand all the sleighs.
It is not as if there aren’t already a bunch of sleighs in Santa’s fleet. But this is a whole new kind of sleigh and given how much lumber there is out there the plans for the next several months obviously is to continue to build them.
Why would Santa need all these sleighs?
Well, that’s a mystery.
He’s not talking and there is not an elf in any department that can tell me. It’s not that they are not willing to talk — it is just that they don’t know.
There is still that really, really big building under construction out there, too. It is mostly done. This week they were installing these giant racks that run from floor to ceiling. Those racks are design to store all those sleighs. Santa says he will start moving the sleighs in there soon and they will all be organized by color.
Meanwhile and I thought I’d better share this with you today, it appears our Christmas-in-July celebrations begin in about a week here at the North Pole. The planning meetings for that great event have been going on for months now. I think we will have some exciting news for you in the weeks ahead as part of Christmas-in-July.